**The TOP 10 Ultimate Poker Hands Chart**

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**Poker Hands at a Glance**

Below is a chart of the different hands most poker games like *Texas Holdem* use. Here are the top 10 hands starting with the best hand first:

### Please note the following card references:

(**h**) Hearts (**d**) Diamonds (**c**) Clubs (**s**) Spades

#### #1 Royal Flush

- Example: Ad Kd Qd Jd 10d
- Suit matters? YES
- Order matters? YES

This hand consists of five consecutive cards of the same suit with an ace as the highest card. No other hand could beat it. The best other players can do is to tie it, and, when this happens, the pot is split among everyone who’s holding a royal flush.

#### #2 Straight Flush

- Example: Kh Qh Jh 10h 9h
- Suit matters? YES
- Order matters? YES

Second on this list is a variation on the royal flush. Instead of having ace as the highest card in the set, a straight flush uses a king or lower. This means that if ever there’s a tie, the player with the highest high card wins (or the pot gets split between any players with the same highest cards in their respective sets).

#### #3 Four of a Kind

- Example: 7d 7h 7s 7c 3h
- Suit matters? NO
- Order matters? NO

This hand consists of four cards of the same value plus any other card to complete the set.

Needless to say, there’s no way more than one player can hold the same four cards in a standard game that uses a single 52-card deck so, in this case, a tie is only possible when the four-of-a-kind set lands on the table. When this happens, a fifth kicker card can be used to determine the winner. However, if the fifth card on the table is still higher than any other card held by any of the players, then the pot is split evenly among everyone at the table.

#### #4 Full House

- Example: 5h 5s 5c 2d 2h
- Suit matters? NO
- Order matters? NO

This hand is made up of a set of three cards of the same value and a separate set of two cards of the same value.

In the event that all active players end up with a full house, the player with the highest three-card set wins. But if the players end up with the same three-card set (by using community cards), then the two-card set may be used to determine a winner. Now, if the pairs are still the same, then, the pot is split evenly among all tied players.

#### #5 Flush

- Example: Ks Js 8s 6s 3s
- Suit matters? YES
- Order matters? NO

This set is made up of five cards of the same suit. Unlike a royal flush, however, the cards in this hand can be of any value.

In case all active players end up with a flush, then the player with the highest high card wins the pot. If everyone has the same high card, then the second highest card gets compared. This goes on until a winner is determined.

#### #6 Straight

- Example: 10d 9c 8s 7h 6d
- Suit matters? NO
- Order matters? YES

This hand consists of five consecutive non-suited cards.

If all active players pull out a straight, then the player with the highest high card completing their set wins. In case two or more players end up with a straight of the same value, then the pot is split evenly between all of them.

#### #7 Three of a Kind

- Example: 4d 4h 4s Qd 7s
- Suit matters? NO
- Order matters? NO

Remember the three-card set that forms part of a full house? That’s exactly what this hand is. Also known as a trip, it’s just three cards with two more random cards thrown in to complete the set.

If all active players end up with a three of a kind, then the player with the highest trip wins. However, if two or more players end up with a trip of the same value, then a fourth (and fifth if the situation calls for it) kicker card is used to determine a winner.

#### #8 Two Pair

- Example: 10d 10h 6d 6s Kc
- Suit matters? NO
- Order matters? NO

The eighth hand on our list consists of two sets of two cards of the same value plus a random fifth card to complete the set.

Needless to say, the player with the highest high pair wins in case all players end up with two pairs. Now, if all players end up with the same high pair, then the low pair is compared. If that’s the same as well, then a fifth kicker card is used.

#### #9 Pair

- Example: 8s 8c Jd 6s 3h
- Suit matters? NO
- Order matters? NO

The ninth hand on the list is practically the same as a two pair, but instead of having two pairs, the set only contains one and is completed by three random cards instead of just one.

The process for resolving ties is also pretty much the same, except for having three kicker cards to work with in case two or more players end up with pairs of the same value.

#### #10 High Card

- Example: 10h 8c 7s 5d 2d
- Suit matters? NO
- Order matters? NO

This set is made up of five random cards of any suit and value.

In case all active players end up with high card hands, then the highest cards are compared first. If they’re the same, then the second highest card gets compared. This process continues until a winner is determined. If all five cards are the same, then the pot is split evenly between the tied players.

In case all active players end up with high card hands, then the highest cards are compared first. If they’re the same, then the second highest card gets compared. This process continues until a winner is determined. If all five cards are the same, then the pot is split evenly between the tied players.

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