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Poker Hands Explained

In poker, the strength of a hand is determined by the combination of cards it contains. The following list ranks the strongest hands in traditional high poker, from the highest to lowest strength:

Royal Flush:

Straight Flush:

Four of a Kind:

Full House:



Three of a Kind:

Two Pair:

One Pair:

High Card:

It’s important to note that the strength of a hand can vary based on the context of the game, the number of players, and the betting rounds. For example, a high card hand might be strong in one situation but weak in another if there are better hands in play.

In some variations of poker, such as Omaha and Seven-Card Stud, the hand rankings remain similar, but the gameplay and strategies can differ due to the specific rules and formats of those games.