Poker hand rankings are one of most important aspects of any poker game. When playing online poker, especially fast online poker games such as Texas Holdem Poker, you need to be able to quickly discern which cards are needed to create a better poker hand.
Beginners often find themselves losing their first few games by not being able to identify which cards offer best opportunities to build a really strong hand. It's fairly simple to understand poker hand rankings if you just take a little time to study them.
Remember that when you're playing Texas Hold'em poker you are trying to create best 5-card poker hand from a total of 7 cards. There are 2 hole or pocket cards and 5 communal cards. You may use any combination to create your best hand. You may even use all five communal cards.
These are Poker Hand Rankings :
Royal Flush : This hand is unbeatable, highest ranking hand possible. A Royal Flush is made of 5 cards of same suit, Ten through to Ace. Ten; Jack; Queen; King; Ace - must be same suit.
Straight Flush : This hand is not as strong as royal flush but just as rare. A straight flush made up of 5 consecutive cards of same suit. For example 6-10, 3-7 or Ace-5 (an ace can play both high and low in straights)