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hands you can get in poker
Poker is a game of chance, almost exclusively dictated
by the shuffle and the deal. Whilst you can bluff
your way from a poor hand into winning most of the
time to be successful you need to take the initiative
when you have the best hand. Certain hands are better
than others and there are many different variations
of cards in the game so we thought we would list out
the top 10 winning hands there are when
you play poker with Paddy Power:
1. Royal flush
The Royal Flush is the king of hands whilst playing
poker, there are no other hands that beat it and you
can be sure that if you are lucky enough to find these
cards on the table you will win.
E.g. A, K, Q, J, 10, all the same suit, as per the
2. Straight flush
This hand is a very difficult hand to get and this
is further proven by the fact it's the second strongest
hand in the game. To get a straight flush you need
all five cards in a sequence, all in the same suit.
E.g. 8 7 6 5 4
3. Four of a kind
Moving further down the hand strength rankings is
the four of a kind, also known as 4OAK. To get this
hand you must have four cards of the same rank.
E.g. J J J J 7
4. Full house
Just after the 4OAK comes the full house or three
of a kind with a pair. This hand requires three of
a kind of the same rank card with a pair of another
of the same rank card.
E.g. T T T 9 9
Any five cards of the same suit, but not in a sequence.
E.g. 4 J 8 2 9, all hearts.
Five cards in a sequence, but not of the same suit.
E.g. 9 8 7 6 5
7. Three of a kind
Three cards of the same rank. E.g. 7 7 7 K 3
8. Two pair
Two different pairs of cards with the same rank.
E.g. 4 4 3 3 Q
Two cards of the same rank.
E.g. A A 8 4 7
10. High Card
When you haven't made any of the hands above, the
highest card plays. Such as having an Ace against
someone else's highest card as a 10, you would win.
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