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Poker Hands, Ranked By Order
The following are available hands in a game of poker. Since 'true' poker games do not have any wildcards, there is no 5 of a kind. If a player does not have any of the following hands, winner is determined by the player with the highest value cards.

Royal Flush Royal Flush
A Royal Flush is 5 cards of the same suit ordered from 10 through Ace. 10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit (which suit does not matter so long as all 5 cards are the same suit).
Straight Flush Straight Flush
A straight flush is 5 cards in numerical order of the same suit, i.e. 7, 8, 9, 10, J of hearts or 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of clubs, etc. When the cards are ordered 10 through Ace, it becomes a royal straight flush.
4 of a Kind Four of a Kind
A four of a kind consists of 4 of the same cards in your hand, i.e. four 7's, four kings, etc. The fifth card in your hand is irrelevant; since it's not possible for two players to have the same 4 of a kind a high card is not needed for any 'tie-breakers'.
Full House Full House
A full house uses all 5 cards in your hand, and is made up of a three of a kind combined with a pair. For example, 7, 7, 7, 3, 3 is a full house, as is Q, Q, Q, A, A.
Flush Flush
A flush is any 5 cards of the same suit. They do not need to be ordered (ordered cards of the same suit would be a straight flush).
Straight Straight
A straight is 5 cards in order. i.e. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 9, 10, J, Q, K. The suits are of no relevance to the hand, if all 5 cards are of the same suit the straight becomes a straight flush.
Three of a Kind Three of a Kind
Three of a kind is exactly as it sounds, 3 cards of the same value, i.e. 3, 3, 3, 7, J or 10, 10, 10, 4, 6.
Two Pair Two Pair
As the name implies, two pair is two different pairs of cards in your five card hand. In the event another player has the same two-pair, the highest 5th card in your hand will determine the winner.
A Pair Pair
A pair is two cards of the same value in your hand. Two kings, two 7's, etc.