The essence and passion that poker offers to its players lies in the variety of available winning hands. In poker all 52-cards of the common deck are used. This deck contains 4 suits which is the small symbol located on the corners of the card.
These symbols are: clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥) and spades (♠). Each suit is represented by 14 cards in the deck and all of them are numbered from 2 to 10 plus the J, Q, K and the A or Ace as it is known. This last card can be either a 1 or 11.
Once the players sit on the poker table, they are all waiting to see the dealt poker cards to see is they got something useful or not. Good part of the randomness of the game will define their success in the game, although it also depends on the community cards.
The poke player will do everything to find the best possible combination of his cards and the community cards to beat everyone else. Here you can see which are the winning hands in poker.
This is considered to be one of the best hands in poker and to get it you will need the following cards: 10, J, Q, K y A, and they all must be of the same suit
Here you also need consecutive cards and all of them must be of the same suit. For example, Q♥ J♥ 10♥ 9♥ 8♥. The thing to notice in this hand is that it’s always ranked by the highest ranking card in the hand, for example 10♣ 9♣ 8♣ 7♣ 6♣ is better than 8♥ 7♥ 6♥ 5♥ 4♥.
Four of a Kind
In order to get this winning hand you need to have 4 cards of the same value, for example 9♣ 9♠ 9♦ 9♥ J without taking into consideration the 5th one. The common number will be the one defining the rank of the hand. If there is a tie then the 5th card is considered as it will define the winner.
For this hand you need 3 cards of equal value while the two remaining ones can be of any other value. For example 3♣ 3♠ 3♦ 6♣ 6♥. In case of a tie it is necessary to consider the other 2 different cards.
In order to get a Flush you need 5 cards of the same suit, however, they don’t need to be in sequential order. In case of a tie, the hand with the highest card is the winner.
To make this hand you need 5 cards of sequential rank without them being of the same colour or suit. For example 7♣ 6♠ 5♠ 4♥ 3♥ . The ace can also be used and in case of a tie the highest card is the one settling the draw.
Three of a kind
For this one you would need three cards of the same value. For example 2♦ 2♠ 2♣ K♠ 6♥. The remaining two cards have no importance unless there is a tie, in which case the highest value card will define the conflict.
In this case, you need two cards of the same rank, two cards of another rank and a third card of a different rank. For example, J♥ J♣ 4♣ 4♠ 9♥.
This hand is made out of 1 pair of two cards of the same rand and three different cards, for example, 4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 5♠. The rank of the pair is the one setting the rank of the hand, in case of a tie the highest card of the three other cards will define the tie.
If no one manages to get a good hand then it is all defined by showing the highest card in their hands. If there is a tie then the next highest card will define the match.