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THE DECK

THE FOUR SUITS

There are 52 cards in a deck, divided into four suits of 13 ranks each. The suits are all of equal value - no suit is higher than any other suit.

Clubs Hearts Spades Diamonds

THE 13 RANKS

In Poker, the Ace is the highest card and the 2 card (Deuce) is the lowest. However, the Ace can also be used as a low card, with the value of 1.

Ace  King  Queen  Jack  Ten  Nine  Eight 
 
Seven  Six  Five  Four  Three  Two   


HAND STRENGTH

ROYAL FLUSH
An ace high straint flush.

STRAIGHT FLUSH
A five-card straight, all of the same suit.

FOUR OF A KIND
Four cards of equal rank - also called "Quads."

FULL HOUSE
Three cards of one rank and a pair of another rank.

FLUSH
Any five cards of the same suit.

STRAIGHT
Five cards of sequential rank.

THREE OF A KIND
Three cards of the same rank.

TWO-PAIR
Two cards of one rank and another two cards of another rank.

ONE-PAIR
Two cards of the same rank

HIGH-CARD

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