word type: noun
- The order of hands that determine the winner in games of poker.
Hand Rankings for 'Straight-High' Games
In games such as Texas Holdem where the highest hand wins, hand rankings go as follows, from lowest to highest:
- High card (no pair)
- One pair
- Two pair
- Three of kind/trips
- Full house
- Four of a kind
- Straight flush
For more information on Hold 'Em starting hands, click here.
For Lowball Games
Generally, the best low hand in A-5 lowball or razz is the wheel, a straight, ace-five. In these types of games, players are trying to make five cards of the lowest possible order. In the rare cases when high hands are seen at showdown, the weaker high hand will win (so two pair would beat trips in razz).
Similar to razz, one pair would beat two-pair or better, but seeing two such hands at showdown in a 2-7 game is a rare occurrence.