Highest Hands In Texas Holdem

The game of poker - Texas Hold'em in particular - is exciting and vibrant. Having all face cards in order from Ace down to 10, all in the same suit, it ranks as the highest hand possible in poker. Every beginning player, therefore, needs to understand the poker hand rankings to determine the strength of each player’s hand and, subsequently, the winner. In this guide, we present the Texas Hold’em hands order of value, from bottom to the highest hand in poker (the rankings apply to Omaha too).

All the suits in poker are of equal value. It makes no difference whether someone has the ace of clubs or the ace of diamonds. If remaining players have exactly the same hand at showdown, only in different suits, the pot is split.

Hand Ranking

The value of poker hands is determined by how rare or common it is to be dealt them, with the most common hands valued lower than the rarer hands. Koko crown casino melbourne beach. The complete list of poker hands is as follows, in increasing order of scarcity:

  1. High card
  2. One pair
  3. Two pair
  4. Three of a kind (sometimes called “trips” or “a set”)
  5. Straight
  6. Flush
  7. Full house
  8. Four of a kind (sometimes called “quads”)
  9. Straight flush

Highest Hand In Texas Holdem

High Card

If you have no pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, etc., then the highest card in your hand is considered to be decisive. The hand above, in which the best card is a king and there is no other combination of poker hand, is known as “king high”.

Highest Hands In Texas Hold'em

Ace high beats king high. King high beats queen high, and so on.

If the high cards in two players’ hands is the same, the second-highest card becomes decisive. If these cards are also the same, the third-highest card plays and so on. These cards are known as the kicker.

High card ace, king kicker:

Highest hand in texas holdem

Highest Hand In Texas Holdem Poker

Player 1 has A♠K♣
Player 2 has A♦Q♦
The board is 9♠6♥4♥3♠2♣

Both players have an ace, but Player 1 wins, because he has a king as his second highest card (kicker). His opponent only has a queen.