Poker is famous in almost every part of the world. Every casino hosts poker tournaments. There are many different types of poker games available. Amongst them, Texas Hold’em is regarded as one of the most famous ones.

Both, online as well as offline casinos offer Texas Hold’em poker games. Hence, it is worth for a budding player to know about the rules and regulations associated with this game. For a rookie, starting off with Texas Hold’em is a very good idea as the game is less complicated and also gives a good opportunity to win.

Texas Hold’em Poker Hands

While playing this game, each player gets two original cards. These cards are also known as hole cards. Five community cards are also provided to each of the participant. The basic objective of the game is to come up with the best hold’em hands by using five cards, which include hole as well as community cards.

The best poker hands are ranked accordingly. The winner of the tournament is determined on the basis of the player who is yet remaining in the contest with the best poker hands ranking. Here is a look at best hands and lowest hands rankings.

Royal Flush – The best hold’em poker hands is the one which has 10,j,k,q,k,A in a consecutive suit. For instance – Diamonds.

Straight Flush – five successive cards in a single suit is known as a Straight Flush. For instance – 2, 3,4,5,6 of Diamonds. This is known as the second best poker hands.

Four of a Kind – This is also known as Quads. This includes four cards of the same numerical value. For instance – 6,6,6,6

Full House – This is also known as Boat or Full Boat. This poker hands includes two cards of a particular numerical value alongwith three cards of same value. For instance – 2, 2,2,4,4

Flush – This includes five cards of any random value. For e.g. – 2, 4, 6, 8, J

Straight – This poker hand is also known as Run. It consists of successive cards from different suits. For instance – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. An Ace can play both, low or high in Texas Hold’em and hence it can be used strategically.

Pair – This poker hand is also popularly known as One Pair. It consists of two cards that have the same numerical value. It also includes three other cards that can be of any random value and suits.

There are also instances in Texas Hold’em Poker wherein a winner cannot be determined on the basis of the card that has the highest ranking. In such cases, the value of the second highest ranked card determines the winner of the game. There are also rare cases wherein the game would go on even beyond the second highest ranked cards until a winner is finally declared.

It is important for a player to have adequate knowledge about all the top poker hands in order to master the Texas Hold’em poker game.