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This is a very simple cheat sheet for standard five card poker with no wild cards. If you play with wild cards, then the tie breakers are slightly different, but can probably be inferred from the ones here.

Card Ranks

Individual cards rankings from high to low.

A-K-Q-­J-1­0-9­-8-­7-6­-5-­4-3-2

A - Ace
K - King
Q - Queen
J - Jack

An Ace (A) can be used as a low card (having a vaulue of 1) in a straight or straight flush (A-2-3­-4-5).

Hand Ranks

Straight Flush
Four of a Kind
Full House
Flush
Straight
Three of a Kind
Two Pair
One Pair
High Card
 

Hand Descriptions

Straight Flush
A hand consiting of five cards in consec­utive order and of the same suit. Think Flush and Straight at the same time, e.g., 10-J-Q-K-A and all spades.

Four of a Kind
Four of the same card, e.g., four aces.

Full House
One Pair and Three of a Kind, e.g., two kings and three aces.

Flush
Five cards of the same suit, e.g., all spades.

Stra­ight
Five cards in consec­utive order, e.g., 10-J-Q­-K-A.

Three of a Kind
Three of the same card, e.g., three aces

Two Pair
Two different pairs of cards, e.g., two aces and two eights.

One Pair
Two of the same card, e.g., two aces.

High Card
Hand contains none of the above, e.g., Q-J-8-7-3. High card would be the Q.
 

Hand Tiebreaks

Straight Flush
If two or more players have a Straight Flush, the player with the highest valued cards in the Straight Flush.

Four of a Kind
If two or more players have Four of a Kind, the player with the highest valued set of four wins.

Full House
If two or more players have a Full House, the player with the highest valued Three of a Kind wins.

Flush
If two or more players have a Flush, the player with the highest valued cards in the Flush. In the event players have the same Flush (although different suits), the pot is split accord­ingly.

Stra­ight
If two or more players have a Straight, the player with the highest valued cards in the Straight. In the event players have the same Straight, the pot is split accord­ingly.

Three of a Kind
If two or more players have Three of a Kind, the player with the highest valued set of three wins.

Two Pair
If two or more players have the a pair, the player with the highest valued pair wins. In the event both players have the same high pair, the highest valued second pair is used. In the event both players have the same second pair, follow High Card rules with the final card.

One Pair
If two or more players have the same pair, the player with the highest valued pair wins. In the event players have the same pair, follow High Card rules with the remaing three cards.

High Card
If two or more players have the same high card, the winner is determined by the next highest card in the hands, and so on. In the event two or more players have the same cards, the pot is split accord­ingly.
 

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