Poker Hands Ranked – What Beats What?
This complete list gives you the full rundown of possible hands in order – from the strongest to the weakest. Starting with the best poker hands, we’ll explain what each looks like and which other hands they beat.
- Royal Flush
Sitting at the very top of the poker hierarchy, you’ll find the royal flush. The strongest poker hand of all is a type of straight flush where you have A-K-Q-J-10 – all in the same suit.
What does Royal Flush beat?
As the highest poker hand, a royal flush beats every other hand your opponents might hold.Straight Flush
- 2. Straight Flush
A straight flush is made up of five consecutive cards, all in the same suit. For example, 9-8-7-6-5 all in diamonds.
What does straight flush beat?
This beats all other poker hands, except for a higher straight flush.