can't play a game that you don't know the rules to, so you definitely
can't play poker without knowing the ranks of the various hands.
Here is a quick refresher course.
Low Poker Hand: The lowest hand you can get; no pairs, no trips, no nothing.
In this case, your highest card (called the Kicker) becomes
your only real hope.
of the same card.
Two Pair: A hand made up of one pair of one rank and a second pair of
Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same rank, also called Trips.
Straight: Five consecutive cards, such as 6789T; when there's more than
one player with a straight, the straight to the higher card
cards of the same suit. When there's more than one player with
a flush, the higher card that is not common to both hands wins.
Full House: A hand made of three cards of one rank and two cards of another.
Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same rank, also known as Quads.
Straight Flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suit. When there's more than
one player with a straight flush, the straight to the higher
Royal Flush: The highest possible hand, a straight from 10 to Ace in the
same suit. Also known as a Royal Straight Flush, or just a Royal.
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