Thanks to the popularity of televised poker, Texas Hold’em has become the most popular variation of poker worldwide. On the online platform, the situation is alike. Here is what you should know about the game before you launch it:
- Every player is dealt with two cards only they can see (called hole cards);
- The dealer spreads five cards face up so that players can form their best hands with those community and their two-hole cards;
- Before/after revealing each community card, players make bets by putting the same amount of chips into the pot;
- The player who has the strongest hand at the table wins the pot.
These were the primary rules of Texas Hold’em. Not less important it is to learn all the possible hands and how they are ranked.
The Best Texas Hold’em Poker Hands
Below we have introduced a list of what is called the best hands in Texas Hold’em in a specific order – from the highest to the lowest. If you are new in the poker world, study the list carefully to remember how hands bit one another.
- Royal Flush – This is the best possible hand a poker player can form. In fact, it’s the dream of all gamblers. A Royal Flush is formed with A, K, Q, J, and T all of the same suit. Obviously, the hand beats all others.
- Straight Flush – The second strongest poker hand Straight Flush doesn’t come very often, too. To compose it, you need to collect five succeeding cards all of the same suit, yet.
- Four of a Kind – Otherwise called “quads” is formed with four cards of the same value and the fifth card is the side card. The higher the value of the four of a kind cards, the higher the possibility of beating another Four of a Kind hand.
- Full House – A hand composed of three cards of the same value and a weaker pair, is a Full House. This hand meets much more frequently than the three above-described ones.
- Flush – If all the cards in a hand are of the same suit yet don’t have any particular order, it’s a Flush.
- Straight – Any five cards from various suits yet in a consecutive order form a Straight hand.
- Three of a Kind – Like the name of this poker hand presumes, three cards of the same value, and two others that don’t form a pair, make a Three of a Kind hand.
- Two Pair – Two cards of the same value form a pair. Having two such pairs and a side card, you get a Two Pair poker hand.
- Pair – If you see only one pair among your cards while the three other cards are simply extra, you get a Pair.
- High Card – This is the lowest hand a player can get. It never wins since all the five cards don’t interact with each other in any way.
So that you win at poker, you must know what hand you’ve got and how you can play it (perhaps even bluffing).
Ranking of Winning Hold’em Poker Hands: How to Win with Low Hands
The ranking of winning Texas Holdem poker hands presented above shows particularly which hands are most likely to win the pot. If you are super lucky, you will get a Royal Flush, Straight Flush, or Four of a Kind and most probably guarantee your victory. However, is it possible to win having a low hand? Well, that depends on the player’s professionalism and the opponents’ credulity. First, you should never show you’re in a panic. Be attentive to your facial expressions and overall body language. An experienced poker player can easily read any beginner. Hence, don’t show your despair and play aggressively. If your hand is of no use, who else knows about it but you? Just bluff, you’ve got nothing to lose anyway.