You need poker combinations for good orientation in your pocket cards and cards on flop, turn and river.
The video below describes the information in more detail.
The whole list of poker combinations by seniority in Texas Hold’em are below:
Royal Flush is the strongest poker combination. It includes five suited cards from ten to ace. All suits are equal in poker therefor heart royal flush equivalent spades as well as clubs and diamonds
Straight Flush – it’s five consecutive suited cards. For example, straight flush with Queen high. If two or more players got straight flush then person with higher card will win. Example: straight flush with queen high (like on the picture) will bit straight flush with jack high.
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind – this poker combination includes four cards of the same kind.
In this example we can see four of eighths with five (remember that all poker combinations require five cards). When two or more players get four of a kind then the winner is who has higher cards. For example, four of nines will beat four of eighths. If few players get the same rank four of a kind, (it’s possible when on the board there are combination Four of a Kind) then the winner will be person who has highest fifth card. For example, four of eighths and five will lose to four of eighths and king.
Full House – this poker combination includes three of a kind plus pair. Rank of three of a kind defines strength of combination. Thus three of jacks with pair of fives will beat our combination (three of tens and pair of fives). If players got same high of three of a kind then the winner will be who’s got higher kind of pair.
Flush – five suited cards no matter what kind and any sequences. If two or more players get flush, then the winner will be who has highest card. If both players get the same highest card then second, third, fourth or even fifth card will be compared relatively.
Straight – this poker combination includes five consecutive cards off suits. Our example shows straight with jack high. If few players got straights then who will win again will the highest card define. Straight from six to ten would lose to our combination. But straight from ten to ace will beat us. Also, you have to remember that an ace could be counted as lowest of a kind in combination like straight from ace to five. And this combination will lose to straight from two to six.
Three of a Kind
Three of a Kind – three of a kind or set - these are three cards of the same kind and two random cards. Set of seventh will beat our poker combination of three of fives, as well as three of a nines will beat set of seventh and so on. If players got the same kind of sets then the highest card of two random left will define who is the winner. If the highest card are also equal then second of random cards will be compared. So, set of fives with jack and eight will beat our combination of three of fives with nine and three.
Two pair – This combination includes two cards of one kind plus other two cards of another kind and one more card. If few players got two pair combs then the highest pair will win. When the highest pair is equal then seconds pairs will be compared. For example, pair of aces and pair of sixes will beat our combination. If both players get the same kind of both pairs then they will compare fifth card. Thus, pair of kings and pair of sixes with four will beat our poker combination.
One pair – it combination from one pair and three random cards. If few players get a pair then the highest pair will win. For example, pair of tens will beat our combination. When players got the same kind of pairs then they will compare who has the highest card from the rest three. Therefor pair of eights with an ace, nine and two will beat our comb.
High card. When poker combination misses all categories from above it will be evaluated by the highest card you have got. In this case, we have got Queen the highest card. If players get the same highest card then the value of second, third, fourth and, if needed, even fifth will be compared. Like combination from Queen, ten, nine, five and four will beat our comb.
The main goal of poker game is to get winning combination from five cards; moreover, in each kind of poker the winning combinations could be significantly different.
The most popular poker of all it is Hold’em poker. In it, we use cards high combinations by seniority. There are ten of them. The higher comb the better for player.
Same combinations are in Omaha poker, Dro poker and in game calls Seven Card Stud.
There are new generations of poker games as well exciting and interesting as old ones but radically different from traditional kinds. Like, for example, in some kind Omaha and Stud pokers the winning combinations are not the highest ones but a poker combination calls “from ace to five”, that is combination of the lowest cards of all. Same kind low cards combinations you can find useful in game like Razz.
In some poker games, winning hands are low hand like five cards from two to seven.
Also, the latest poker game calls Badugi in which there are unique combinations. You won’t find them winning in any other poker games.