The Best Hands in Poker Explained

Poker is arguably the most fun and hardest casino game that you can ever play. It is hard and complicated because there are so many terms that you need to remember and there are also different card combinations that you have to commit to memory as well.

As a beginner, your main focus should be to memorize all possible card combinations. Also known as the hand, this is the first thing that you need to do so that everything will be so much easier from here on out.

The reason why you’d want to focus on the card combinations is due to the fact that it can make or break the game. One tip I can give you is to focus only on the best five cards in your hand. Whether you are playing straight poker or a seven-card poker game, your best five cards will dictate if you win or lose the game.

Now, a lot of people are now playing poker in online casinos, but the experience can be so much better if you are playing in a live casino instead.

Today, I am going to talk about the best hands in poker and I will explain them in terms that a beginner can understand.

Royal Flush

This is possibly the best hand or card combination in the game. This consists of all of the royal or broadway cards: The Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and a 10 card. All of the cards should be of the same suit.

Now, if we are going to rely on statistics, the probability of you getting a royal flush is pretty slim at 650,000:1. Yes, the best card combination in the game is also the rarest combination to get.

If you get this hand, I tell you, you can start celebrating (internally) as you are guaranteed a win.

Straight Flush

The next best poker hand is the straight flush. Unlike the Royal Flush where you have to have the best possible cards of the same suit, the straight flush will only require you to have five cards that are in succession. They have to be in the same suit too.

An example of a straight flush is the 10-9-8-7-6 All Diamonds. You can get a higher chance of getting a straight flush as opposed to a royal flush but it is still that rare.

Four-of-a-Kind

As you can tell by the name, four-of-a-kind is when you get four cards of the same number. In the event that another players gets a four-of-a-kind hand as well, the one with the higher number wins.

For instance, let’s say that you get the 7-7-7-7-3 combination and your opponent gets 5-5-5-5-5-4, you will win in this regard since your hand has a much higher number compared to your opponent’s.

Full House

You have gotten a full house if your hand consists of cards that contain three cards of the same rank coupled with a pair of cards of another rank. An example of this is the 7-7-7-3-3 or 5-5-5-2-2.

You have a much higher chance of getting a full house, though you may have to watch out for the community cards since it can dictate if your full house is going to be something that will win you the game or not.