On a good Saturday night, you and your buddies plan to go to Newtown Casino in Malaysia to play some Poker. But, before you head out, you researched on some strategies that will help you win (as every player should).
There are plenty of different variations of poker games that are typically played in a casino and while their rules might be slightly different, there are still some similarities between them.
For instance, once you are dealt a couple of cards by the dealer, you might have a chance of getting something special that will allow you to beat your competition.
Today, I am going to focus on the different poker hands that you can get in the game and I will place them in the order of their rank, from highest to lowest.
Royal Straight Flush
You can get a royal straight flush if you have the following cards: 10- Jack- Queen- King- and an Ace card in your hand. To qualify as a royal straight flush, all of the aforementioned cards should also be in the same suit as well. So, if you are going to get a jack of diamonds, the remaining cards should also be ‘of diamonds’ as well.
Although not as reliable a winner compared to the royal straight flush, a typical straight flush is still quite a strong hand regardless. To get this, you need to have five cards that are of the same suit. For example, a straight flush may consist of the 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 of hearts cards.
Four of a Kind
Your hand is a ‘four of a kind’ if you get four of the same cards in total such as the 7-7-7-7, for example. The fifth card could be anything and it really doesn’t matter at all, so long as you have the same four cards.
You can get a full house if you get any set of three cards of a kind, followed by a pair of cards. An example would be King-King-King-2-2 or 9-9-9-3-3, and so on.
This is where you will get five different cards of the same suit and the order of these cards do not matter. You could get a 2-4-8-Jack-King of spades and that will count as a typical ‘Flush’.
As the name implies, this signifies a hand that contains cards that are in order, such as 4-5-6-7-8. They do not have to be all of the same suit.
Three of a Kind
This is similar to the four of a kind, but the difference is that you only need three cards of the same number or rank to win (and the other cards are no longer necessary).
As you can probably tell by the name, you can get “two pairs” by literally having two sets of cards of the same number. For instance, if you get a 9-9 and a Jack-Jack pair, then that would count as a “Two Pair”.
You should get two cards that match, thus making one pair.
The weakest hand in the game, this is where the player gets to have one high card to hopefully win the game. If you get an ace and no other player has a hand higher than yours, then you basically win the game.