Flush ranks highest (Since there are
no Wild cards). it consists of five cards in suit and
sequence, with ace ranking either high or low: ¨ A-K-Q-J-10 (the highest possible
hand, also called a royal flush), or ¨ 5-4-3-2-A, or any sequence in
between, as ª 10-9-8-7-6.
||Four of a
kind is next highest. It consists of
the four cards of any one rank together with any fifth
card; for example ©7-¨7-§7-ª7-¨Q constitute four sevens.
house ranks next; it consists of any
three of one kind and any pair of another kind, as ª6-©6-¨6-§A-ªA. It is referred to by the
three-of-a-kind it contains; the example shown would be
ranking next; it consists of any five cards of the same
suit, but not in sequence, as ¨J-9-8-6-3, referred to as a
"jack high flush."
consists of any five cards of two or more suits in
sequence of rank, with the ace ranking either high in
sequence A-K-Q-J-10 or low in the sequence 5-4-3-2-A. It
ranks next under flush.
||Three of a
kind are any three cards of the same rank
plus two other cards which do not constitute a pair and
do not include the fourth card of the same rank; ª9-¨9-©9-§K-¨3 would be referred to as "three
which ranks next under three of a kind, constitute
two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank, and any
fifth card which is of neither of those ranks; it is
referred to by the higher of the two pairs. Thus, ªQ-§Q-§8-§8-ª4 would be "Queens up."
any two cards of the same rank, together with three other
cards which do not combine with the other two to form any
of the higher-ranking hands above: ªK-§K-©7-©6-©4 are a pair of kings.
the lowest ranking hand- losing to any hand containing a
pair or any better combination, consists of any five
cards not meeting the specifications above.