The following is the ordering of hands, along with a few simple definitions.
The strongest hand wins.
This ordering is from weakest to strongest.
High card: In the series of cards from 2 through Ace, the higher the card number, the higher the
rank of the card. After 10 come, in order, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace.
The Ace is the highest ranked
card, the high card.
Pair: Any two cards of the same rank.
For example, 2 threes, two Jacks, two Aces.
Two Pair: Two sets of two cards of the same rank. For example, 2 Queens and 2 fives.
Straight: Five cards in sequential rank order, in a row.
For example: 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen.
An ace may
be used as either a 1 or the highest card as in: A, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace.
Please note that King, Ace, 2, 3, 4 is not a straight.
Flush: Five cards of the same suit.
For example, five cards, all of Clubs.
Full House: A combination of three of a kind and a pair.