Free Online Poker Hand Ranking

Poker Rankings

If you are a beginner in poker, the free online poker hand rankings are a good place to start your poker learning. The poker hands rank explained in this section are basics in all poker game types, and shows whether a poker hand ranks higher or lower that another poker hand. The player holding five cards of the highest value wins the pot due to the best ranking poker hand.

Royal Flush: Royal Flush Hand
An Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten in the same suit.
If two or more players have Royal Flush, the pot will be equally split between them.

Straight Flush HandStraight Flush: Five cards of the same suit in sequence.If two or more players have Straight Flush: Highest value card at the top of the sequence wins the pot.

Four of a Kind HandFour of a Kind:
Four cards of the same value, plus irrelevant side card.
In the event when there are two or more Four of a Kind: The player with highest Four of a Kind wins the pot. In Holdem games, where players have the same four of a kind, the highest fifth side card (“kicker”) wins

Full House Poker HandFull House:
A combination of three of a kind and a pair.
Three of kind decides of strength of the hand. In “flop” games when players have the same three cards, higher pair wins the pot.

Flush Poker HandFlush:
Five suited cards.
When two or more players have a Flush, the player holding the highest value card wins. If necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, etc. can be used to find the winner.

Straight Poker HandStraight:
Any five cards in sequence.
The player holding the highest-ranking card at the top of the sequence wins in case of a tie.

Three of a kind:
Three cards of the same value and two side cards.
If two or more players have Tree of a Kind, the player with highest-ranking three cards wins the pot. If players have the same three of a kind, the highest side card, and if necessary, the second-highest side card determines who wins the pot.

Two pair:
Two separate pairs plus a side card.
If two players have the same highest pair, the value of the second pair determines who wins the pot. If two players have the same two pairs, the player holding the “kicker” wins the pot.

One pair:
Two cards of the same rank and three side cards.
If two players have the same pair, the next highest card wins, and if necessary, the second-highest and third-highest side card determines who wins the pot.

High card:
The player with the highest card wins the pot.