Poker School


The Beginners Poker School secret to making you a successful player on playing the game is to know the rules, terminology and betting strategies. We are going to review Texas Hold' em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud and 5 Card Stud but first lets review the deck and the winning hands that we need.

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Beginners Poker School - Which Is The Winning Hand?

Lets start with the standard playing card deck from the highest rank to the lowest as listed.....

Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace (an ace can count as either high or low card)

Each rank is featured in the same 4 equal suits:




The object being to achieve the highest hand by obtaining one of the winning card combinations listed below and starting with the strongest and ending with the lowest hand:

Royal Flush: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit

Straight Flush: 5 consecutive cards of the same suit

Four of a Kind: 4 cards with the same value

Full House: 3 of a kind and a pair

Flush: Any 5 different cards of the same suit

Straight: 5 cards of any suit in consecutive order

Three of a Kind: 3 cards with the same face value 

Two Pair: 2 sets of pairs

One Pair: 2 cards with the same face value

High Card: In the event that no one has any of the above hands, the player with the highest card wins.

Now lets check out each individual game for rules and betting.....

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