What are the best poker hands to play? – www.GotAction.com

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In poker, the best hands are ranked based on their strength and the likelihood of obtaining them. Here are the standard poker hands from highest to lowest:

Royal Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 of the same suit. This is the most substantial hand and consists of the highest-value cards all in the same suit.

Straight Flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suit. The highest card in the sequence determines the rank of the flush.

Four of a Kind (Quads): Four cards of the same rank. The fifth card, or “kicker,” is irrelevant unless there is a tie with another four of a kind.

Full House: Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank. The strength of the hand is determined by the rank of the three cards first and then by the rank of the pair.

Flush: Five cards of the same suit, not in sequence. The highest card determines the strength of the flush.

Straight: Five consecutive cards of mixed suits. The highest card in the sequence determines the rank of the straight.

Three of a Kind (Trips or Set): Three cards of the same rank, with two unrelated side cards.

Two Pair: Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank, and one unrelated side card.

One Pair: Two cards of the same rank, with three unrelated side cards.

High Card: When no player has any of the above hands, the winner is determined by the highest card in their hand. If two players have the same high card, the next highest card is compared, and so on.

Remember that poker hands can vary based on the specific variant of poker you’re playing. The above list is based on the standard hand rankings in games like Texas Hold’em and Omaha. Other variations, like Seven-Card Stud or Lowball, might have slightly different hand rankings.