Paul Phua Poker School: Winning Hands

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Video Details

https://www.paulphuapoker.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWCUuzDPZKeTgjxeq7RDuOQ

https://youtu.be/QD1Lxw1RdIE

Ranking Hands

Winning at Texas Holdem poker is all about having a better hand than your opponent. That can be done in two ways. First, your hand ranks higher than theirs, and this video shows you the ten different ranks of poker hands in Texas Holdem, from lowest to highest. Hands of a higher rank will always beat those of a lower rank. So the best hand of all (Royal Flush) always beats the second best (Straight Flush), which always beats the third best (Four of a Kind), etc. However, it’s pretty common that two players left at the end of the game have the same hand – so they both have three of a kind, for example. In that situation, it’s the player with the higher cards who wins. So three fives would beat three twos. If two players end up with a Full House – three of a kind and a pair – then the player who has the higher three of a kind wins. In the event that two players have the same three of a kind, then the higher pair wins. If the pair is also the same, then the pot is split.

If you don’t have time to watch the video, here is the list of worst to best hands in Texas Holdem poker in ranking order

Ace high (a single ace beats a king etc.)
Pair (two cards of the same number e.g. two sevens)
Two Pair (two sets of the above e.g. two sixes and two nines)
Three of a Kind (three cards of the same number e.g. three fours)
Flush (any five cards of the same suit e.g. three, six, eight, ten and Queen of clubs)
Straight (five cards in numeric sequence of any suit e.g. nine of spades, ten of hearts, Jack of clubs, Queen of diamonds and King of spades)
Full House (a pair plus a three of a kind in the same hand e.g. two threes and three Jacks)
Four of a Kind (four cards of the same number e.g. four tens)
Straight Flush (five cards of the same suit which are also sequential e.g. six, seven, eight, nine and ten of clubs)
Royal Flush (ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace in the same suit)

By the way, if you are new to Texas Holdem you might be thinking why the dealer in this video is pulling some cards away from the flop cards on the table. This reason for this is because your hand is made from the five of the seven best cards available to you (the two in your hand and the five on the table). So that can mean two in your hand and three on the table for example. So the dealer separates out the cards on the table that go to make up that hand from those that are redundant.

Date Added: 2020-07-31

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