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Poker Hand Ranking and Nicknames

Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by

Rankings for Poker

Poker Hands (highest to lowest)
royal flush Royal Flush
The highest possible poker hand is the Royal Flush. It consists of a Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, all of the same suit.
straightflush Straight Flush
A combination of both a straight and a flush. The cards must all be of the same suit and they must run in value (e.g. 4,5,6,7,8). If more than one player has a Straight Flush, the player with the best Highcard wins.
quads Four Of A Kind
This hand is made up with 4 cards of the same value (e.g. 4 X Jacks). If more than one player has Four Of A Kind the highest value Four Of A Kind would win.
full house Full House
This hand is made up with 3 cards of one value and two of another value (e.g. 3 X Nines and 2 X Queens). If more than one player has a Full House the winning hand would be the one with the highest triple value or failing that the highest double value.
flush Flush
A Flush is when the hand contains 5 cards of the same suit (e.g. 5 X Spades). If more than one player has a Flush the winner is the player with the best Highcard.
straight Straight
To make a Straight the must run in value (e.g. 4,5,6,7,8) but it does not matter what suit they are. If more than one player has a Straight , the player with the best Highcard wins.
set Three Of A Kind
This hand is made up with 3 cards of the same value (e.g. 3 X Sevens). If more than one player has a Three Of A Kind the winning hand would be the one with the highest value Three Of A Kind.
2pair Two Pair
Two pair of the same value (e.g. 2 X Fours and 2 X Sevens). If more than one player has Two Pair, the winner is the player with the highest pair value. If both players have the same pairs the player with the best Highcard wins.
pair One Pair
One pair of the same value (e.g. 2 X Fours). If more than one player has One Pair, the winner is the player with the highest pair value. If both players have the same pair the player with the best Highcard win.
high card High Card
The High card is the highest value card that is in your hand that is not duplicated (not a pair, 3 of a kind or 4 of a kind). If one or more players has the same High-card the next highest Highcard will be evaluated until a winner is found.

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AA Pocket Rockets, Bullets, American Airlines
KK Cowboys, King Kong
QQ Double date, Canadian Aces, Siegfried and Roy
JJ Fish hooks
99 German virgin
88 Snowmen
77 Sunset strip
66 Route 66
55 Speed limit
44 Magnum, Sail boat
33 Crabs
22 Ducks
AK Big slick
AQ Big chick
AJ Black Jack, Jack-ass
KQ Royalty, Marriage
KJ Kojak
J5 Jackson five
Q3 Gay waiter
95 Dolly Parton
A8 Dead man’s hand
K9 Canine
J4 Flat tyre
93 The Sikh

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