Poker Beginners Guide: Best Hand Test (1)

State your best poker hand in the following Holdem situations. Try to work out the answer for yourself before clicking on the Show me the answer button:

  Hole Cards     Board Cards  
       

In this example you have made a Queen-high straight. You can use the Queen and Eight in your hand together with the Jack, Ten and Nine on the board to complete a Q-J-10-9-8 straight. Note that you dont have a flush, as there are only three hearts on the board and one in your hand. Five cards in the same suit are required to complete a flush.

  Hole Cards     Board Cards  
       

Here you have made an Ace-high flush using the two hole cards together with the three hearts on board for a final hand of A-9-6-4-3.