Poker Hands

The types of 5-card poker hands are:

Rankings of poker hands

If two or more hands are the same ranking, the winner is the one having the higher cards. For example, a Flush with an Ace high beats a Flush with a King high. If the poker hands remain tied, then the highest card not being held in common (the kicker) determines the winner.

Should the circumstance arise where poker hands are absolutely identical in ranking, the rule of poker pot distribution will be split evenly between the two or more winning players. If there is an odd chip, the winning player to the left of the dealer will receive it.

Poker hands  
ROYAL FLUSH A-K-Q-J-10, all of the same suit
STRAIGHT FLUSH Five cards in a sequence in the same suit
4 OF A KIND Any four cards of the same rank
FULL HOUSE Three of a kind and a pair
FLUSH Five cards, in any order, of the same suit
STRAIGHT Five cards in a sequence, but not in the same suit
3 OF KIND Three cards of the same rank and two unmatched cards
2 PAIR Two cards of any one rank and two cards of another with an unmatched card
1 PAIR (JACKS OR BETTER) Two cards of any rank and three unmatched cards
HIGH CARD five unmatched cards

Probability of poker hands

Percent Chance of Poker
Hands With 2's Wild
% # of Cards
2345
Hand 5 of a kind ---.03
straight flush ---.1
4 of a kind --.31.2
full house ---.5
flush ---.6
straight ---2.4
3 of a kind -2.87.813.6
2 pair --.93.7
pair 20.433.444.247.1
high card 79.663.746.830.8

Percent Chance of Poker Hands
% # of Cards
234567
Hand straight flush ---.0015.009.03
4 of a kind --.005.024.07.17
full house ---.144.82.6
flush ---.201.03.0
straight ---.391.84.7
3 of a kind -.23.92.113.64.8
2 pair --1.04.7512.425.3
pair 5.916.930.442.2647.843.8
high card 94.182.867.750.1232.517.4

Median Winning Poker Hands
  # of Cards
123456
# of Players 1 8J7K63A875AKQJ766A74
2 TK2A72AKQ277832JJQ76
3 JK9AJ4558299KT5KKQT8
4 QA2AK37796JJ963AAKQ6
5 QA522788K4QQ9749933K
6 KA744599K5QQAJTTT663
7 KA855TTTJ6KKJ97JJTT9
8 KA966TJJ62KKAJ5KK22Q
9 KAT779JJQ3AAT52KK887
10 KAJ884JJATAAQ32AA22Q


Last updated 9:58:12 AM PDT, Friday, October 14, 2011