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# Common questions

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:

Poker hand | Description | Example |
---|---|---|

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 |