The Best Hands in Poker

The Best Hands in Poker


In a poker game, the highest pair wins. However, if two or more players tie for the highest pair, or both have the same high card, a tie can be broken by the highest card. A straight flush and a royal flush are good examples of good hands. In addition to these hands, there are other hands that may also win in poker, such as the Gutshot and the Backdoor flush.

Straight flush

A straight flush in poker is a winning hand in which all of the cards in the hand are of the same suit. A straight flush can consist of a king, queen, or jack. A straight can also consist of three aces. A straight is weaker than a flush, but it is stronger than a three-of-a-kind. The ranking of these hand types depends on the value of each card.

A high straight flush beats a low one. For example, a K Q J T 9 beats a J T 9 8 7. In addition, a straight can be beaten by a flush or full house, so it’s important to play your hand with caution if it’s low. Another player might have a high-ranking straight.

Royal flush

The Royal Flush is one of the strongest poker combinations and is very difficult to beat. It is important to keep a calm head when chasing this combination and not to make any unwanted mistakes. This way, you are less likely to make the other players suspect you are hiding the hand from them. And in addition, your chances of winning will be higher.

A royal flush is a hand of five cards with the same suit. The suits that make up a royal flush are Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, and Jokers. A king, queen, or a jack can complete the flush. If you have a joker in your hand, you can replace it with any other card.

Backdoor flush

In poker, a backdoor flush occurs when you have two cards of the same suit and have an advantage in position. While it is not the most desirable hand, it is not impossible to achieve. This hand is not worth betting on unless you have a strong position. For example, if you have a Q 10 and draw an A or K, you will lose the hand to any other person holding an A or K.


A gutshot is a hand that is a straight. A straight is a straight drawn out from a set of four cards. The four cards may be in any order. For example, a 4-3-2-A draw is a gutshot, as is a J-Q-K-A hand. But sometimes a gutshot may be just a bluff. The best way to use a gutshot is to be unpredictable and check your opponents’ cards. This will make your opponent less predictable and therefore increase your chances of getting a straight on the river.

The odds of a gutshot straight draw are low compared to other hand types. However, if you have a gutshot straight draw, you have a slightly higher chance of making it than an open-ended straight draw.