Learning all of the poker hand rankings is not as difficult as you may first think, in fact many are used in both poker and video poker, but if you have been having difficulty getting your head around them then fear not as our quick glance guide below is here to help you, and is a definitive guide to all poker hand rankings and is also relevant to the many different variations used in video poker also.
Below we have a chart list in order of winning value. It might be a good idea to print them out.
Royal Flush/Natural Royal Flush - A Royal Flush also know as a Natural Royal Flush is when you have been dealt a Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace all of the same suit. Such a hand cannot contain any form of Wild Card (a card nominated as a wild stands in for any other card).
Wild Royal Flush - A Wild Royal Flush is similar to the above however this hand will contain one or more of the often used Wild Cards, Wild Cards are either Jokers and/or Deuces (a Deuce being a Two card) but only when indicated a wild.
Straight Flush - A Straight Flush is five cards which are all consecutive AND are all of the same matching suit BUT are not the 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace as this is a Royal Flush or Natural Royal Flush mentioned above.
Five of a Kind - You can only acquire a Five of a Kind which is five matching cards when you are playing with Wild Cards. Wild Cards stand in for any other card and will either be a Joker or a Deuce (a Two).
Four of a Kind - As the name implies a Four of a Kind is four cards all of the same value (a mixture of Tens and Picture cards, Jacks, Queens or Kings is not a Four of a Kind). If Wild Cards are in play then these can be used to help complete this hand.
Full House - A Full House is three cards the same along with a Pair. If Wild Cards are in play and make up this type of hand then it will become a Four of a Kind.
Flush - When you have been dealt a Flush you have any five cards which all share the same suit but atr not consecutive. If Wild Cards are in play then these can be used to help complete this hand.
Straight - A straight is when you have a consecutive run of cards but of mixed suits. If Wild Cards are in play then these can be used to help complete this hand.
Three of a Kind - This as the name suggests is when you have been dealt three cards all the same along with any two unmatched cards. If Wild Cards are in play then these can be used to help complete this hand.
Two Pair - This is two sets of matching Pairs, such as 2 x 3's and 2 x 10's along with any other fifth, unmatched card.
Pair - This as the name suggests is when you have been dealt two cards the same along with any three unmatched cards. If Wild Cards are in play then these can be used to help complete this hand.
High Card - A High Card Poker hands is when you do not have any of the above major hand rankings and as such the highest card in your hand is the High card, in our example this is a King High Hand.