First thing first - When you'll play classic poker games (or any other popular variation of it like video poker, let it ride, caribbean stud...) you will have to know the poker hand rankings. The poker hands are very easy to learn with the cards illustration below:
Learning the poker hand rankings will be a very useful thing for you, you can use that info in many other poker based games including the most popular poker games today (Yes it will do for Texas Hold'em Poker as well)..
Before we get to the Poker hands, lets review the basic information about poker game cards:
• A standard deck of cards contains 52 cards only.
• Four suits included in each deck of cards - which are the Diamonds, Clubs, Spades and Hearts.
• Each of the suits has 13 cards in it.
• Each card is ranked as follows: A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A
• Aces can be either high or low.
• A Poker hand is made up of five cards.
• Poker Hand Rankings used also in Poker Dice Game.
Poker Hand Rankings (Top First)
• Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K & A all of the same suit)
• Straight Flush (Five consecutive cards of the same suit)
• Four of a Kind (Four cards of the same value. Example J, J, J, J)
• Full House (Three of a kind and a pair)
• Flush (Any five cards of the same suit not in consecutive order)
• Straight (Five unsuited cards in consecutive order)
• Three of a Kind (Three cards with the same value. Example K, K, K)
• Two Pairs (Two different sets of pairs of cards of the same value)
• Pair (Any two cards of the same value)
• High Card (If no other hand is made the highest value card is the high card)