The winning hands of poker are shown and explained below in order from strongest to weakest. This poker site suggests printing the list off or memorizing them before you play with real money.

Royal Straight Flush: Very rarely met hand - the best one.
Straight Flush: Like Royal Straight Flush it should contain five cards of the same suit in sequence but the lowest card is not necessarily ten. It can be lower: 2 or ace: 5s-4s-3s-2s-As
Four of a Kind: Four cards of one type.
Full House: Both three of a kind and a pair. When your opponent also has a full house, the winning hand is the hand with higher three of a kind.
Flush: Five card of the same suit. If anyone else at the table has a flush too then the winning hand is that with the highest card.
Straight: Five cards in sequence off-suit.
Three of a Kind: Three cards of one type. If two of them in your hand - it is "set", else - three of a kind.
Two Pairs: A pair is two cards of a kind. In case there is more than one hand with two pairs - the winning hand is with the highest pair.
One Pair: Two cards of equal rank. In case both players with pairs have cards of the same rank - the highest odd card determines the winner.
High Card: It's the weakest hand because anyone with a pair of deuces can beat you. In this example your have "Ace high" which only can beat a hand with the lower high card.

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