Hand Ranking for Poker
The following lists the order (or ranking) of valid poker hands from highest to lowest in value. These hands are valid for all types of poker including five card draw.
Five of a kind
Highest hand possible with wild cards.
Five cards in sequence in the same suit. A royal straight flush (A-K-Q-J-10 in same suit) is the highest non-wild-card poker hand possible.
Four of a kind
Four cards of the same rank.
Three of a kind and a pair. When matching full houses, the one with the higher three of a kind wins.
Five cards of the same suit.
Any five cards in sequence but not all of the same suit.
Three of a kind
Three of the same rank with two unmatched cards.
Two cards of one rank with two cards of a different rank with one dissimilar card. When matching pairs occurs between players, the one with the higher fifth card wins.
Any two cards of the same rank.
Highest card in hand.