Types of Poker Hands

Types of Poker Hands

You need to start with the basics in order to improve. The most basic of elements to the game of poker is knowing the types of poker hands. If you do not get the basics right then you do not have much chance of winning money at online poker.

Poker rooms take poker rules and variations very seriously, so any deviation from these rules could result in a player being banned from the room or at least preventing one from playing in the room. This applies to all forms of poker.

DewaGG is all about the cards that you have, and what types of poker hands theY could make. Most professionals will tell you that it all boils down to strategy. However, if you do not know what the cards you are holding means then you will not be able to put a dent in your opponents’ stack.

Most versions of poker, rank types of poker hands as follows:

  1. Royal flush

This means that you are holding Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten all of the same suit. There is no hand that can beat this. This hand is very rare and this is why it pays to raise the pot when you have this hand.

  1. Straight flush

This is just like the royal flush, but without the Ace. In fact, a straight flush is any five cards in the same suit in consecutive order. Some poker versions allow the Ace to function as a One to make up Five, Four, Three, Two, Ace. However, you will not be able to use the Ace in the middle of a sequence – Three, Two, Ace, King, Queen for example.

  1. Four of a kind

This is when you are holding four cards of the same numerical value. Consecutive numbers will not count, so Four of a Kind can be Four, Four, Jack, Four. Again, some versions of poker allow the Ace to function as the seventh card for this hand, further enhancing its potential for being a good hand.

  1. Full house

Full houses are powerful hands and allow the player to combine two sets of cards. The first set will be three of the same number, say three Queens, and the second set will be two of the same number, say two Queens and two tens. junction sets must be used on their own, and if used together, they must be in the same order. The full house as mentioned includes the two sets of cards as well. The two sets of cards can be combined in either order, and if they are then applied to the same number, like four tens, then the hand is called a ‘ten-fire’ and the pot has been betted.

  1. Flush

This hand is made up of having five cards in the same suit, but not in any specific order. They do not need to be in the same sequence, and if they are then used to complete a poker hand, they must be from the same suit (ie. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten, all of the same suit). If there is a tie then the value of the cards is added to determine a winner.

  1. Straight

This hand is made up of five cards in numerical order (ie. Twenty, Ten, Five,Four, Three, and Two). The numerical values can be repeated twice, once with each of the cards, or once in abeyant succession. The Ace can function as a One to make up Five, but you cannot use it as a Five to make up Four. The straights are referred to in the poker rules as ‘aces’. The hand is considered to be the highest when there is only one ace in the deck. Ace, Two, Three, Four, and Five can also be referred to as First, Second, Third, Although the highest straight is Ace, Ten, Jack, Queen, King.

  1. Three of a kind

This hand is also called ‘trips’ and ‘scooping’. Its sole purpose is to win the pot by having three cards of the exact identical value together with a pair of identical cards.

  1. Two pair

This hand is also called ‘two pair’ and ‘two trips’. It is made up of two cards of the same number, two cards of another number entirely different to each other, and another card. Again the cards must be of the same number or face value. The second pair is dealt first, the third, etc. The highest set of two pairs is the royal couple. This includes the Jack, Queen, King and Ace pairs.

  1. One pair

This hand is also called ‘oday’ and ‘omaha’, and is determined by the highest card in the deck. If the highest card is low it can become the second pair. One pair hands are those that only have 2 cards of the same number.