Poker is not just a game of skill. It also requires some luck. You can’t expect to win every hand if you play poorly or make mistakes. So how do you optimise your chances of winning? This article will look at the 10 best hands in poker if you’re playing on betway and discuss how to use them effectively.
1. Royal Flush
A royal flush is possibly the greatest hand in poker. It comprises the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of the same suit. In other words, an Ace-King-Queen-Jack-10 or better (straight flush), or a pair (two pair) with:
- An ace or higher;
- Three of a kind with two aces
- Full house with 3 through 6 cards all matching
- Four of a kind with three different suits—a club and heart give you this combination
- Flush also gives it to you if your flushes are spades, diamonds or clubs
In fact, a royal flush is so rare because only four kinds of hands will produce one. The other types include straight flushes, with five cards in each suit plus any pair regardless of their high or low card numbers. However, it’s still called “straight” because there aren’t any jacks involved! Another variation on this theme would be called “straight draw,” where there aren’t any jacks present either.
2. Straight Flush
A straight flush is a hand that contains five cards of the same suit, in sequential order, such as 10♥ J♠ Q♠ K♠ A♠. It’s also known as a royal flush because of its highest value (this was originally called “the royal” when it was first introduced).
You can make your first three cards any combination of suits you want—for example, 5♥ 3♦ 2♥ 3♣ 4♦. But if you have four or more cards to an Ace and King combination, then that’s considered a full house (three-of-a-kind plus two pairs). If your last two cards are both Kings, then you’ve got an unbeatable set called quads (four kings) or quints (five kings).
3. Four of a Kind
With four of a kind, you have four cards of the same rank, such as 7s and queens or Aces and Kings. If you have four of a kind, it means that if someone bets out all of their chips on your hand, they will be forced to fold!
You’re going to get paid off with this very often! You should play aggressively when folding hands like this because if someone else calls and has another Ace or King, they could win half (or more) of their bet.
4. Full House
A full house is a hand containing three cards of one rank and two cards of another. The rank of the three cards determines their strength. There are many examples of full houses in poker:
- Aces high (also called high-card or low pair)
- Ace-high straight draw
- Straight flush
The ranking of straight hands is the same as their ordering in hand. A straight is any five cards in sequence, either high or low. An open-ended straight consists of an ace and all fours. For example, a closed-ended straight has a king and three unrelated cards. Generally, a high-low pair consists of two cards from each suit: two kings, three queens, four tens, etc.
6. Three of a kind
A three-of-a-kind is the next best hand after two pairs. It’s made up of three cards with the same rank and at least one rank apart from each other (for example, an ace-king-jack).
Additionally, a straight or flush consisting only of queens would be considered a full house because it has four cards. This would be considered a better hand than two pairs because you have more possibilities to win with your drawing hand.
The rank of a pair of two cards is the same. For example, if you have a pair of jacks and another player has a high flush, you’re in great shape!
Pairs can be one of almost any value (jackpot), or they can be two different hands. If they’re both jacks, they’re called “two of a kind;” if they are different hands like kings and queens or twos, then it’s called having “all-in.”
8. Two Pair
The two-pair is a hand that contains one pair and two other cards of the same rank. For example, a hand with aces and kings would be called aces over kings. There are many ways to beat these hands, but the most common is getting three of a kind. To win with three of a kind, you need to get three of your own cards as well as any one of the other player’s cards. This means that if you have A-8-7 and another player has K-J-10, you need to be able to make something like A-7-A or J-9-8 to win the pot when you make their four-of-a-kind.
9. High Card
A high card is another good hand because it’s easy to make high cards in poker – especially if you get suited cards like fours or fives (high) with low cards like threes or twos (low). High card hands like this give you quite a few outs on average – they’ll give you some non-low value cards and some low-value ones too, which can help add up over time.
High cards are hands that have one or more cards that rank higher than the others in your hand (such as an ace or king). You can also use this term to describe any hand with less than two pairs and no fours or fives.
The best way to think about high-card hands is that they’re your best chance at winning the game. They’re also some of the strongest hands you can make in poker because they give you an opportunity for either great value or getting paid off if you hit your hand on the river.
A flush is five cards of the same suit: sevens, sixes, fives, tens, and threes. The card that makes your five strongest cards into a square is called your “runner,” and it can be any card from A to 10.
With this hand, the five cards must be in sequential order from ace to queen (or king) in one suit – for example, 7-9-jack-ace. Flushes are extremely powerful hands worth thousands of dollars because they’re considered to have more than one part of your poker hand.
There are many more cards out there, and there is no best hand because they’re all great! The only thing that matters is how well you play your hand. Good luck!