The following chart depicts the nine winning hands in poker and their respective odds. These apply to almost all poker variations, please note however that there are some poker games, where the lowest ranking hands wins. A typical poker hand consists of a combination of five cards (players cards and community cards id applicable). Any cards that are not included in the poker hand ranking do not count; hence some poker hands consist of one or two cards (i.e. player has a high card A♠ or a pair of 10♣ 10♦s) while others consist of four or five cards (i.e. player has two pairs 2♦ 2♠ 3♦ 3♣ or a straight flush Q♣ J♣ 10♣ 9♣ 8♣)
Official Poker Hand Ranking
There many different poker variations and you may come across games where players have 7 to 9 cards, still remember that poker is a fife card game, meaning that only the best five cards count towards your poker hand.
Within each combination the highest rank of the card wins, for example if two players hold pairs, then whoever has the highest pair wins (i.e. 10♣ 10♦s beats 2♦ 2♠ ). If both players have a straight, whoever's straight finishes with the higher card wins. Should there be a tie with a pair of nines, then you look at all fife cards for the tiebreaker. Should both players hold an ace flush, then you’ll look at the second highest card and so forth to determine the winner.
Poker Hand Probabilities
In a 52 card deck there are a total of 2,598,960 different possibilities of hands, this is why hands such as the royal flush or poker are so hard to hit.