# Texas Hold'em Poker Hand Rankings - How Poker Cards Are Ranked
The most important factor in Texas Hold'em poker is the question - which hand is the best hand? Since it determines the winning hand.
Knowing how cards are ranked, often being called - poker hand rankings is a necessary part of the texas hold'em rules and for playing a better and more professional game of poker.
The poker hand rankings is here detailed in a descending order:
## Royal Flush
- A descending row of the same suit starting from the ace.
- Example- AKQJT all Diamonds.
- There are 4 different ways to get poker hand rankings like this.
## Straight Flush
- A descending row of the same suit.
- Example- T9876.
- 36 different ways are possible for you to get a hand like this.
## Four of a Kind
- Four cards of different suits.
- Example - 5555K.
- 624 different ways to get a hand like this.
## Full House
- The hand is made of one three-of-a-kind and one pair.
- Example - 88555.
- 3,744 different ways to get a hand like this.
## Flush
- A hand of the same suit.
- Example - Q9853, all Hearts
- 5,108 different ways to get a hand like this.
## Straight
- A descending row of different suits.
- KQJT9 of different suits.(K of hearts, Q of spadesâ€¦)
- 10,200 different ways to get poker hand rankings like this.
## Three of a Kind
- Three cards of the same value.
- Example - J9993 Different suits.
- 54,912 different ways to get a hand like this.
## Two Pair
- Two pairs of he same value.
- Example - TT 55 2, Different suits.
- 123,552 different ways to get a hand like this.
## One Pair
- One pair of cards with the same value.
- Example - JJ 6 5 3
- 1,098,240 different ways to get a hand like this.
It is important to know these Texas Hold'em poker hand rankings in order to be able to use the right kind of strategies and implement the right Tricks and tips which will help you gain an advantage and higher winning odds against other online texas hold'em players.
Matthew Pilarski - Staff Correspondent |