Combinations of cards in poker

Card combinations in poker - poker hands in order of seniority
The first thing that you should remember the rules of poker is a winning combination of cards (so-called "hand of poker"). In this article you will find all combinations with pictures and clear examples for Texas hold'em, Omaha and other card games. We start with the highest combination and will describe them in descending order.

Royal Flush

ACE, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of the same suit. Essentially suited senior street. The rarest and the most powerful hand in poker.

Straight Flush

Any five cards in a row according to seniority and of the same suit. If two players have a Straight flush wins in which the last card over. Straight flush may start with ACE and end with them (Royal flush).

Four of a Kind

Four cards of the same rank. If two players have the same four of a kind, the winner is the one who is older "kicker" (the fifth card). For example: on the table 8,8,8,8,7 both players have quads. One at the hands of K2, another Q6. Win the first player with a combination of 8,8,8,8,K.

Full House

Three cards of one rank and a pair of any two cards. If two players have Full house, then the winner is the one whose top three from a combination of older. With equal three cards compare the pair, wins the one who has the highest.


 Five cards of the same suit. The sequence can be any. If two players have a Flush, the winner is the player with the highest card in the combination. If high card Flush total, compare the next highest card.


Five cards in sequence by seniority. Suit with different cards. If both players made a Straight, the winner, in whose combinations the last card over. The ACE can count as the highest card in the combination, and the youngest. The highest straight is A,K,Q,J,T. The younger, street - A,2,3,4,5.

Three of a Kind

Three cards of the same rank. In this example, three aces and two extra cards, which are considered the kicker and accounted for, if both players have the same Set or Three. 

Two pair

Two cards of one rank and two cards of another rank. In our case, two aces and two kings. If two players have the combination of Two pairs, they are compared and the winner is the one whose highest pair above. If players have an identical Two pair, the winner is the one whose fifth card (kicker) older.

One pair

Two cards of the same rank. In the example pair is two aces. If both players have a Pair, then compare them according to seniority. If opponents have the same Pair, the winner is the highest side card (kicker). If they are equal, compare the second and the third additional card.

High card

Any five cards that don't stack in any of the above-described combinations. The winner is determined by highest card. If both players ' highest card is equal, it compares the second, third, fourth and even fifth card. If all cards are equal, the players simply split the pot.