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Pot Limit Omaha Poker Hand ranking     


Now that you have learned how to play Poker, check out which Poker Hand wins over another in Texas Holdem Poker and Pot Limit Omaha Poker games. At the end of this Poker Hand Rankings section we have also tried to create some game scenarios to help you understand poker hand rankings better. We have created some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in a simple and precise way to help you understand the hand rankings in poker. Below is the list of Poker Hands from best to worst:

 Royal Flush
 A royal flush is an ace high straight flush.


   10 heart jack heart queen heart king heart ace heart

 Straight Flush
 Five cards of the same suit in numerical order.


   5 diamond 6 diamond 7 diamond 8 diamond 9 diamond

 Four of a Kind (Quads)
 Quads are four cards of equal rank/any suit.


   ace club ace diamond ace heart ace spade8 diamond

 Full House or Full Boat
 Three of a kind and a Pair.


   king club king diamond king heart 7 spade 7 heart

 Five cards of the same suit.


   queen diamond 2 diamond 3 diamond 4 diamond 5 diamond

 Five cards in numerical order.


   7 diamond 8 heart 9 diamond 10 spade jack club

 Three of a Kind / Set
 Three cards of the same rank.


   8 heart 8 diamond 8 club 5 heart 4 diamond

 Two Pair
 Two different pairs.


   3 heart 3 diamond 5 spade 5 heart  ace club

 One Pair
 Two cards of the same rank.


   9 club 9 diamond 5 diamond 3 diamond8 heart

 High Card
 The hand with the highest card(s) wins.


   5 diamond king club 7 heart ace club queen diamond


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which suit is ranked the highest?

    Suits do not value while comparing hand rankings in poker. This misconception comes in from other card games. To simplify, if your opponent player has the same hand as yours but of different suit, do not worry. The amount in the pot will be divided between both of you.

  2. Which is the better hand – Straight or Flush?

    If you are new to poker, you may get confused over this. Always remember, any Flush (five cards of same suit) beats the Straight (five cards in a sequence) in Texas Holdem poker. However, someone making a Straight Flush (five cards of the same suit in sequence) will win over both the hands.

  3. Two players form a Straight hand each. Who wins?

    Straights in poker are described by their highest like “Ten-high straight” or “Straight to Ten” for 10♥ 9♦ 8♠ 7♣ 6♥. Hence the player forming Straight with a higher card wins the game.

    Example: 6♠ 5♠ 4♦ 3♦ 2♠ wins over 5♠ 4♦ 3♦ 2♠ A♥.

  4. What if two players have same pairs?

    Simply, the pot money will get split between the two players if they have same pair hands unless some forms other higher hands like “Three of a Kind”, Straight or Full House.

  5. Two players form a Full House each. Who wins?

    The player who has the higher-ranking 3 cards wins the game in this case.

    Example: 9♥ 9♦ 9♣ Q♦ Q♣ wins over 3♦ 3♠ 3♣ A♦ A♠.

    If both the players have same three cards (trips), one having the higher pair will win.

    Example: 8♦ 8♣ 8♥ K♠ K♥ wins over 8♦ 8♠ 8♣ J♦ J♠.

  6. What if nobody make any combination of cards in the game?

    In such a scenario, the player having highest ranking card wins the pot.

    Example: A♥ 10♦ 8♣ 4♠ 2♦ wins over K♣ J♥ 8♣ 4♠ 2♦.

    If the highest ranking card of the players matches, then the next higher ranking cards are compared and so till the difference in found.

    Example: A♥ Q♣ 9♦ 4♠ 3♦ wins over A♠ J♥ 10♦ 4♠ 3♦.

  7. What is kicker in poker hands?

    Any side card in poker hands is termed as kicker.

    Example: In the “Four of a Kind” 7♣ 7♠ 7♦ 7♥ K♣, the kicker is K♣.

    Although kicker is a side card, it becomes significant in determining the winner in case of same hand.

    Example: If two players have the same pair hand: 9♥ 9♦ K♣8♣3♠ and 9♦ 9♣ Q♣5♥4♠, the first player will win the pot because of higher kicker K♣ against Q♣.

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