Poker Hand Rankings from Highest to Lowest

This page is about poker hands and covers their ranking from highest to lowest.
Royal Flush
royal flush

A royal flush as pictured is a poker hand with ace, king, queen, jack and ten of the same suit. It’s the highest hand and will beat every hand played.
Straight Flush
straight flush

As pictured, a straight flush is a hand with the same suit in sequence consecutively. In the event of a tie, the highest number will win.
Four of a Kind
four of a kind

As implied and also known as a quad, four of a kind is a poker hand of four different suits of the same number.
Full House

A full house is made of three of three of a kind and a pair. In the event of a tie the highest card value wins.
A flush is a poker hand of five of the same suit. In case of a tie, the poker hand with the highest of card will win.

A straight is an unsuited poker hand in sequence.
Three of a Kind
three of a kind

A poker hand of three of a kind is three unsuited cards.
Two Pairs
Two pairs as labelled is a poker hand of two different numbers. I didn’t make a picture so let’s try this for illustration.
Ace Ace 2 2
A Pair

A pair is poker hand of two unsuited cards. A pair is also the most common winning combination. The odds get larger for getting the higher hands. If you look at the WSOP final tables, the winning hands are mostly pairs and three of a kinds.
High Card
high card

High card is just that the highest card. Sometimes people go in looking for connectors that don’t happen. In this case, the high card becomes the winner.