Hand Rankings

A hand always consist of five cards. Individual cards are "ranked" as follows (high-to-low): Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Ace can be lower than 2, but only when part of an Ace-2-3-4-5 straight. Suits (Club, Diamond, Heart, Spade) have no value, so if two players have hands that are identical except for suit, then they are tied. A "Kicker" card is a high card used to break ties between hands of the same rank (ex. 2 players with "Three of a Kind", 2 Ace's on the board. Player A has Ace, King and Player B has Ace, 3. Player A with Ace, King wins with the "King Kicker".)

Here are the "Rank of Hands" in the order of Strength with Probability of being dealt.

Royal Flush

Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, all in the same suit.

Straight Flush

Five cards in sequence, all of the same suit.

Four of a Kind

Four cards of one rank. Kicker breaks ties.

Full House

Three matching cards of one rank, plus Two matching cards of another rank. Higher ranking set of three wins. If two players have the same set of three, the player with the higher pair wins.


Five cards of the same suit. High card wins.


Five cards of sequential rank, but different suit. High card wins.

Three of a kind

Three cards of the same rank, plus two unmatched cards. High set wins.

Two Pair

Two cards of the same rank, plus Two cards of another rank. High pair wins.

One Pair

Two cards of the same rank, plus Three unmatched cards. High pair wins.

High Card

One card high, plus four unmatched lower ranking cards. Ace is the Highest card. Kicker breaks ties.