Sunday, February 13, 2011

Do I Have The Best Hand?


     Hand ranking is essential to poker and since most games revolve around the best 5 card hand that is what I will provide rankings for.  Hands start at the bottom left and and move left then up, one pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight,etc.  If there is no ranking hand then high card decides winner, for example a hand of A9652 vs. a hand of A9675, the later will win.  both hands do not rank and both have the same top card however the forth ranking card in the second hand is a 7 making that the winning hand.  the hands are ranked as such by their rarity, a straight will happen more often than a flush, the difference in frequency will depend on the game.  I will get into probability when I discuss strategy, this is still intro level: assuming you know nothing.

Note: wild cards (req. for a 5 of a kind) will usually only appear in a 5 card draw game however many games vary from location to location.  House rules always apply.

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, I needed a good Poker Hands image.

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  2. And the Royal Flush? I've got a royal flush in a tourney before.

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  3. I want to learn
    I'll follow your blog!
    Thanks for the information

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  4. Hey good stuff, I want to start playing poker with my friends, it'll be great if the info in this blog lets me win!

    I look forward to it.

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  5. Sweeeet, i'll bare those hands in mind!

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  6. thanks man i needed this played poker last night it was horrible

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  7. A couple times when playing pokers with my buddies, someone will lose a hand thinking they have the nuts because they dont know the ranking ofthe hands, funny stuff

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  8. I have horrible luck at poker... but Craps, I clean up

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  9. I really need to work on my game!!!

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  10. Thank you for this, I can improve mah poker skills!

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  11. I;ll be damned if I can ever remember the hands in poker let alone ranking.

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  12. help me out with online poker? i suck at sit an go heads up holdem

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  13. Never did get into Poker. I'll be following your blog so I can understand the game a bit more.

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  14. "Poker: How to play and how to win"
    This blog needs to grow, very useful stuff for beginners and poker interested people like my self!
    Following you now! :D

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  15. Very handy little cheat sheet for new players.

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  16. cleared a few things up :) cheers

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  17. thx for the info this info would help me great

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