
Poker Hands 




There are a wide range of game variations when it comes to poker, but one thing remains the same  the hand combinations that are possible in poker. A poker hand will always be made up of five cards and have the same combinations available in every type of poker game. To learn the possible poker combinations and what their values are, you must first know the rank of each card. Ranking from highest to lowest, you have the Ace, the King, the Queen and the Jack, which are all considered the Royal cards. After that, the value is determined by the number on each card, counting down from 10 all the way down to the ace, which can be considered high or low in poker.
The ranking of poker hands is determined by statistical probabilities, not just card value. Based on a 52 card deck, there are different probabilities for achieving a five card combination. When the card combination has a lower probable outcome, then its value as a hand goes up (see starting hands & outs).
There are 2,598,960 possible five card hand combinations that can be dealt. The number of ways each ranking hand can possibly be dealt is outlined below.
Again, the hands that have the highest probabilities (i.e. those dealt more frequently) are worth the least. For example, the highest card (with 1,302,540 combinations) is the most common and worth the least. Therefore, the royal flush (with only 4 possible combinations) is the rarest and hardest to get, making it the most valuable and highest in rank. 





Pictured below you'll find the poker hands ranked from highest to lowest. 





High Card
Example: Queenhigh 



If none of the above hands are made then the highest card wins (e.g. Q, 5, 2, 7, 8  is a Queen high which would be beaten by a king high  K, 5, 3, 7, 8). . If highest cards are tied, then the 2nd highests are compared, and so on.








