Poker is a skill-based game, and of course, your luck always matters maybe not as much as your skills in this particular game, but it indeed does and you can count on it. While it may not be the easiest of games to understand, it is one that intrigues a person and makes him want to learn and play. There are various rules of the game that one may find a little difficult to understand but go through a couple of articles on the internet, and you will become a poker master within no time. You can also try playing a couple of games online at sa gaming before you go out and play with your friends.
Here, you will learn the best hands at poker and know when you have beaten your opponents.
The ranking of a poker hand is based on the cards a player is holding in his/her hand. Some pairs definitely beat others and rank higher in the order these pairs are mentioned according to their ranks.
Royal flush– there exist only four combinations in a deck the probability of getting one of these pairs is 1 in 649737. All the five cards in hand are in sequence and of the same suit. This is the sequence that consists of an ace at the top, followed by the four cards ranking in order.
Straight flush- all the five cards are in numerical order of identical suit; the highest straight flush has a special name, and that happens to be called a royal flush. There are 36 combinations possible in a game whose probability stands at 1 in 72193.
Four of a kind-this is the set in which as the name suggests there are four cards of the same rank from all the suits, this pair has a higher probability as there are 624 possible combinations and you are likely to get one every 4164 times.
Full house– this is the set in which you get a pair, and three of a kind cards in the same hand, the probability of getting this set out of a possible 3744 combinations is 1 in 693.
Flush-in this hand, you have fivecards of the same suit that are into other order, the total possible combinations are 5108, and the probability of landing one stands at 1 in 508.
Straight– in a straight hand you will have five cards in numerical order but not of the same suit, the probability of landing this hand in a game of poker is 1 in 253 as the total possible combinations stand at 10200.
Three of a kind- if you have this hand you will have three of one card and two non-paired cards, for example, three jacks, a six and a three.
Two pair- as the name suggests you will have two sets and a single card in hand.
One pair– three different cards and a pair.
High card– no matching cards, and the winner is decided by comparing the highest card in hand.