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Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud games are played using traditional poker hand rankings, with the player holding the highest ranking hand winning the pot. Pokerpaparazzi.com also features Omaha High-Low and Seven Card Stud High-Low, where actually the pot is split between the highest ranking hand for high, and the best hand for low. Here are the poker hands for you.

Royal Flush:
It has an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten in the same suit. In case of a tie, two or more Royal Flushes split the pot.

Straight Flush:
Five cards in sequence of the same suit make a Straight flush. During a tie, the highest rank at the top of the sequence wins.

Four of a Kind Here there are four cards of the same rank, and one side card. In the event of a tie, the highest four of a kind wins. In community card games where players possess the same four of a kind, the highest fifth side card ("kicker") wins.

Full House:
It is when three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank are present. In a tie, the highest three matching cards win the pot. In community card games where players have the same three matching cards, the highest value of the two matching cards always wins.

Flush:
Five cards of the same suit are called Flush. The player holding the highest ranked card wins during a tie. If necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, fourth-highest, and fifth-highest cards can be utilized to break the tie.

Straight:
Five cards in sequence make a Straight. The highest ranking card at the top of the sequence wins in a tie. Remember however, the Ace may be used at the top or bottom of the sequence, and is the only card which can act in this manner.

Three of a Kind:
This hand is formed when there are three cards of the same rank- King, King, King.

Two Pair :
It occurs when there are two pairs of different ranks like 4, 4 of Hearts and 8,8 of clubs.

One Pair:
This hand has two cards of similar rank. Example- Jack (Hearts), Jack (Club).

High Card:
Whenever no player has a poker hand that emerges as one of the above hands, the hand with the highest card is regarded a winner.







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