“Poker is like sex – everyone thinks they’re the best, but most people don’t have a clue what they’re doing.” -Dutch Boyd
Hopefully your Poker knowledge is not as poor and self-deceitful as this quote. Funny enough or sadly enough, it tends to be a reality in a lot of casino tables where people really think they know what they’re doing and lose their money away.
What seems to be a great issue with poker rookies is that they really don’t know the hands available at the tip of your hands. If you don’t know the positions, I mean the poker hands, how can you play well? At PRISM Casino, we definitely want to make sure that when you play with us, you really know what you’re doing. Playing poker online is very much enjoyed by our customers and we want to you to be a winner as well.
Let’s review the different poker hands and learn which ones are the most powerful and convenient to use at different times. Try to write these down, because playing well requires you to at least know what the variety offers. Surprise them – show the hand in your poker!
- Royal Flush: This is the best hand you can get in standard five-card Poker: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit.
- Straight Flush:Any five-card sequence in the same suit For example: 8, 9, 10, Jack and Queen of clubs; or 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of diamonds.
- Four of a Kind: All four cards of the same value. For example: 8, 8, 8, 8; or Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen.
- Full House: Three of a kind combined with a pair. For example: 10, 10, 10 with 6, 6; or King, King, King with 5, 5.
- Flush: Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence. For example: 4, 5, 7, 10 and King of spades.
- Straight: Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit (e.g.: 7 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 9 of diamonds, 10 of spades and Jack of diamonds).
- Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same value (e.g.: 3, 3, 3; or Jack, Jack, Jack).
- Two Pair Two separate pairs (e.g.: 2, 2, Queen, Queen).
- Pair: Two cards of the same value (e.g.: 7, 7).
- High Card: If a Poker hand contains none of the above combinations; it’s valued by the highest card in it.
Ten hands to memorize. Not more and not less. Remember, you don’t want anyone thinking that you’re a lousy lover, I mean, player. Right?