Poker Hands

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Here are the basic poker hands for a game as Jacks or Better. More combinations are available in some video poker games.



If there is a wildcard....five of a kind is possible and there is a difference between Natural Royal Flush and Royal Flush with a wildcard. Differences are mostly in the payout table.

Hand Description

Royal Flush:

This is the highest hand in Poker. These cards must be face cards and the 10 and in the same suit.

Royal Flush

A K Q J 10 of diamonds

Straight Flush:
Straight with all five cards in the same suit.

Straight Flush

2 3 4 5 6 of spades

Four of a Kind:
Four cards of the same number or face value.

Four of a Kind

9 9 9 9 3

Full House:

Three cards of one denomination and two cards of another denomination.

Full House

4 4 4 7 7


Five cards of the same suit.


4 2 9 6 A of Hearts


Five cards in sequence of any suit.


5 6 7 8 9

Three of a Kind:

Three cards of the same denomination and two unmatched cards.

Three of a Kind

6 6 6 9 4

Two Pairs:

Two cards of the same denomination & two cards of the same denomination and one unmatched cards.

Two Pairs

4 4 9 9 6

Jacks or Better:

Two cards of the same denomination that are Jacks or higher and three unmatched cards.

Jacks or Better

A A Q 4 3