Texas Poker - Texas Hold Em: Ranking of Hands
It is very important to know which is the best hand and indeed which hand beats which when you're playing Texas Poker. It is worth mentioning that no one suit is worth more than another in poker - that is to say that for example, the Royal Flush in spades below would be ranked the same if it were a Royal Flush in hearts.
Below you can see the universally accepted values of poker hands in order of importance -- the most valuable being at the top of the least important at the bottom. The ranking of these poker hands is based on the likelihood of the hand showing up in a game (Please click on the thumbnails in the two thumbnail panels):
If there is a tie with either 4 of a kind, 3 of a kind, 2 pairs or even 1 pair, then the highest other card or 'kicker' in a player's hand wins the pot. If for example, one player has Kh, Ks, 5c, 6h, Jc and a second player has Kd, Kc, 4c, 7h, 8d then the first of these two players will win the hand with a Jack of Clubs kicker.