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By Afshine Amidi and Shervine Amidi
What are the different poker hands?
In a deck of 52 cards, there are 9 different hands defined as follows, ordered by decreasing importance in the game:
|Straight flush||Five cards of sequential rank, all of the same suit|
|Four of a kind||Four cards of the same rank and one card of another rank|
|Full house||Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank|
|Flush||Five cards of the same suit|
|Straight||Five cards of sequential rank, not all of the same suit|
|Three of a kind||Three cards of the same rank, two cards of two other ranks|
|Two pair||Two cards of the same rank, two cards of another rank, one cards of a third rank|
|One pair||Two cards of the same rank and three cards of three other ranks|
|High card||Five cards not all of sequential rank or of the same suit and none of which are of the same rank|