This page is here to give you the way the poker combinations work.

You don't know what combination beats what in poker?

Check below for a list of all the poker hands ranked from best to worst. These are standard for all sites of online poker .

The answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the ranking of poker combinations can be found below the list.

Poker combinations Royal flush
A right of ten to an ace with the five cards of the same suit. In poker all suits are classified equally.

Straight flush
Straight with the five cards of the same suit.

Squaré
Four cards of the same rank. If two players share the same Four of a kind (on the board), the largest fifth card (the "kicker") decides who wins the pot.

Full
All three cards of the same rank as well as two cards of the same rank. Our example shows "Aces full of Kings" and it is more than "Kings full of Aces".

Flush
All five cards of the same suit (non-consecutive). The highest card of the five determines the rank of the flush. Our example shows an Ace-high chase, which is the highest possible.

Straight ahead
Five consecutive cards of different combinations. Aces can count as a high or low card. Our example shows a straight line of five high, which is the lowest possible straight line.

Three of a kind
Three cards of the same rank. Our example shows three types of Aces, with a king and a queen as side cards – the best possible three of a kind.

Two pairs
Two cards of the same rank with two other cards of the same rank. Our example shows the two best possible pairs, Aces and Kings. The higher pair of the two determines the rank of the two pairs.

A pair
Two cards of the same rank. Our example shows the best possible hand of a pair.

High Card
Any hand in the above mentioned hands. Our example shows the best possible hand of the high card.

Poker Combinations - FAQ

Does a Suite beat a Color?
No. This is one of the common misconceptions in poker. In reality, a Suit (five cards of the same suit) always beats a Sequence (five cards in numerical order). A Suit-colored, which consists of five cards of the same suit in a consecutive order, beats both hands.

Which is better—A Double Pair or a Three-of-a-kind?
A Three-of-a-kind always beats A Double Pair. The only "made" poker Hand that a Double Pair can beat is a pair.

Does "All Red" or "All Black" beat a Sequel?
"All Red" or "All Black" does not beat/mean anything in poker. To make a Suit in poker, you must have five cards of the same suit. It means five spades, hearts, clubs or tiles. Having all one color is not a poker hand.

Does it matter if I have stronger color cards?
It is. In No-Limit Hold'em, if you have a Suit with an Ace as the strongest card and your opponent has a Suit with a king as the strongest card, you win. The best way to find out who wins is to lay down your hand of five cards completely and compare them with your opponent's hand. If someone has a stronger card, that person wins (obviously you both share the cards on the table).

Which color is the highest?
In poker, colors don't count. Spades are no better than hearts, clubs are no higher than tiles, etc. If you have the same hand as your opponent, but of different colors then you simply share the pot. This false idea comes from other games where colors matter.

What do I beat if I have 3 pairs?
Absolutely nothing. You just use your two strongest pairs. In poker, "3 pairs" do not exist.

Is there a difference between Three-of-a-kind and Set ? Which one is the best?
The Three of a Kind and Set are the same hand : Three of the same kind. The difference being how to acquire this hand. A Set is made when your pair touches a card on the table. A Three-of-a-kind is made when you use two cards on the table and another in your hand to make the t kings of the same kind . Because they are much easier to conceal for Betting, Sets are generally considered the best hand.

What happens if there is a Sequel on the table?
You slice the pot. This is provided that no player has a better hand (Suit or better) or that someone has a stronger Following using the cards in their hand.

What is a Four-Flush?
A four-flush is the use of four cards of the same suit on the table and one from your hand to complete a Flush. It is interesting to note that this is one of the main differences between Non-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha. In PLO, you have to use two of your cards, then you can't have a four-flush.

What happens if I have the same pair as my opponent's?
Once again, you slice the jar. Pair of Aces against pair of Aces usually means that you have a shared pot (unless someone is lucky enough to hit a four-flush on the table).

Can you make a Color with 4-3-2-A-K?
No. While the Ace can do so much a very weak Color (A-2-3-4-5 ) and a stronger Color (A-K-Q-J-10), it can't cover everything.

Does my Full 3-3-3-A-A Hand beat my opponent's 8-8-8-K-K hand?
No. When it comes to a full hand, the strongest of the Three determines the winner. In the example above, the full hand with three 8s comes first of the full hand with three 3s.

Who wins with a Square on the table?
The player with the strongest kicker. For example, if the table is 8-8-8-8-5, you have A-K and your opponent has K-Q, you win. (Your best five-card hand is 8-8-8-8-A, his is 8-8-8-8-K). If the table had 8-8-8-8-A, you will split the pot as the best five-card hand for both of you is 8-8-8-8-A.

What is the difference between Square and "Quads"?
Nothing. They have exactly the same hand.