Poker Hand Ranking – Printable PDF Chart of Poker Hands
In most poker games, the lowest card is a two, and the highest card is an ace. Cards have two important attribute: A card Rank which is the numerical value of the card, and a card suit which is either diamond, club, heart or spade. Cards are ranked as follows, from lowest to highest: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace.
Most poker games require you to make a hand with a series of 5 cards. Some hands are based on card ranks only, some are based on suit only, and others are based on a combination of rank and suit.
Poker Hand Ranking
Beginners may want to print this poker hand ranking PDF to use as a guide until they are comfortable with all poker hands. The poker hand ranking chart below is from weakest to strongest.
1. High Card
Also known as a “no pair” hand. This example is considered “Ace high” because of all the cards in this hand, the ace is worth the most.
Two cards of the same rank.
3. Two Pairs
Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank.
4. Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same rank. This hand is also called “Trips”.
Five cards ranked in numerical sequence.
Five cards of the same suit.
7. Full House
A hand with three cards of one rank and two of another rank In other words, three of a kind + a pair).
8. Four of a Kind
A hand with four cards of the same rank. This hand is also called “Quads”.
9. Straight Flush
Five cards forming ranked in sequence and of the same suit.
10. Royal Flush
Five cards of the highest ranked from 10 to ace and of the same suit.
Remember, the ace can be used as a high card when forming a straight or straight flush (10,J,Q,K,A) or it can be used as the low card (A,2,3,4,5).