Comparing Your Hand With A Holdem Poker Hand Chart

When comparing your poker hand to a hold'em poker hand chart, the value of your two cards between what is in your hand, or your "pocket cards", and what is on the table will decide whether or not you win the pot.

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First, remember as you look at the chart, the card values start with 2's being the lowest and slowly progress to the Ace being the most valuable card. Next, observe the ways in which the cards combine between your hand and the table cards. Finally, it's important to look at the suits of the cards. The suits are hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds. These three factors will determine who ends up winning the hand.

The value of each card combination in hold'em poker is as followed, progressing from the weakest hand to the strongest hand.

High Card: A high card is when no one has a combination of cards. In this instance the player with the highest card in their hand wins the pot. An ace is the highest possible high card.

One Pair: A single pair is any two cards of the same rank. The highest possible pair would be two aces.

Two Pairs: Two pairs are any two cards of the same rank paired with any other two cards of the same rank. The highest possible hand with two pairs would be two aces and two kings.

Three of a Kind: Three of a kind is any three cards of the same rank. The highest possible hand with three of a kind would be three aces.

Straight: A straight is any five cards in a consecutive order. If more than one player has a straight, the hand goes to the player with the highest card value in their straight.

Flush: A flush is five cards of the same suit. If more than one player has a flush, the hand goes to the player with the highest card value in their flush.

Full House: A full house is two cards of the same rank paired with three cards of a different rank. The highest possible hand with a full house is three aces and two kings.

Four of a Kind: A four of a kind is any four cards of the same rank. The highest possible hand with four of a kind would be four aces.

Straight Flush: A straight flush is five cards of the same suit in a consecutive order. If more than one player has a straight flush, the hand goes to the player with the highest card values in their hand.

Royal Flush: A royal flush is the best hand you can get in hold'em poker. This hand consists of five consecutive cards of the same suit starting with ten and progressing to an ace.

Comparing these hands from the hold'em poker hand chart to your own will help you determine how strong your hand is compared to your opponents hands. This will allow you to bet intelligently to insure that you win the pot.