For ease of recognition, poker hands are usually presented with the most important cards on the top, with cards descending in importance towards the bottom.
Royal Flush 

This is the highest poker hand. It consists of ace, king, queen, jack, ten, all in the same suit. As all suits are equal, all royal flushes are equal. 
Royal Flush 
 

Straight Flush 

A straight flush is a poker hand such as Q J 10 9 8, which contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit. As such it is both a straight and a flush. Two such hands are compared by their highest card; since suits have no relative value, two otherwise identical straight flushes tie (so 10 9 8 7 6 ties with 10 9 8 7 6). Aces can play low in straights and straight flushes: 5 4 3 2 A is a 5–high straight flush, also known as a "steel wheel". 
NineHigh Straight Flush. 
 

Four Of A Kind 

Four of a kind, also known as quads, is a poker hand such as 9 9 9 9 J, which contains four cards of one rank, and an unmatched card of another rank. It ranks above a full house and below a straight flush. Higher ranking quads defeat lower ranking ones. In communitycard games (such as Texas Hold 'em or games with wildcards) it is possible for two or more players to obtain the same quad; in this instance, the unmatched card acts as a kicker, so 7 7 7 7 J defeats 7 7 7 7 10. 
Four Of As 
 

Full House 

A full house, also known as a full boat, is a hand such as 3 3 3 6 6, which contains three matching cards of one rank, and two matching cards of another rank. It ranks below a four of a kind and above a flush. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking set of three wins, so 7 7 7 4 4 defeats 4 4 4 7 7. If two hands have the same set of three, the hand with the higher pair wins, so 5 5 5 J J loses to 5 5 5 Q Q. Full houses are described as "Three full of Pair" or occasionally "Three over Pair"; Q Q Q 9 9 could be described as "Queens over nines", "Queens full of nines", or simply "Queens full". However, "Queens over nines" is more commonly used to describe the hand containing two pairs, one pair of queens and one pair of nines, as in Q Q 9 9 J. 
Queens Full Of Ten 
 

Flush 

A flush is a poker hand such as Q 10 7 6 4, which contains five cards of the same suit, not in rank sequence. It ranks above a straight and below a full house. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the secondhighest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found. If the two flushes contain the same five ranks of cards, they are tied – suits are not used to differentiate them. Flushes are described by their highest card, as in "queenhigh flush" to describe Q 9 7 4 3. If the rank of the second card is important, it can also be included: K 10 5 3 2 is a "kingtenhigh flush" or just a "kingten flush", while K Q 9 5 4 is a "kingqueenhigh flush". 
AsJack Flush 
 

Straight 

A straight is a poker hand such as Q J 10 9 8, which contains five cards of sequential rank but in more than one suit. It ranks above three of a kind and below a flush. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, suits are not used to separate them. Straights are described by their highest card, as in "tenhigh straight" or "straight to the ten" for 10 9 8 7 6. 
Straight To The Ten 
 

Three Of A Kind 

Three of a kind, also called trips, set or a prile, is a poker hand such as 2 2 2 K 6, which contains three cards of the same rank, plus two unmatched cards. It ranks above two pair and below a straight. In Texas hold 'em and other flop games, a "set" refers specifically to a three of a kind composed of a pocket pair and one card of matching rank on the board. Highervalued three of a kind defeat lowervalued three of a kind, so Q Q Q 7 4 defeats J J J A K. If two hands contain threes of a kind of the same value, possible in games with wild cards or community cards, the kickers are compared to break the tie, so 4 4 4 8 6 defeats 4 4 4 6 5. 
Three Of A Queen 
 

Two Pair 

A poker hand such as J J 4 4 9, which contains two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank (that match each other but not the first pair), plus one unmatched card, is called two pair. It ranks above one pair and below three of a kind. To rank two hands both containing two pair, the higher ranking pair of each is first compared, and the higher pair wins (so 10 10 8 8 4 defeats 8 8 4 4 10). If both hands have the same "top pair", then the second pair of each is compared, such that 10 10 8 8 4 defeats 10 10 4 4 8). Finally, if both hands have the same two pairs, the kicker determines the winner: 10 10 8 8 4 loses to 10 10 8 8 A. Two pair are described by the higher pair first, followed by the lower pair if necessary; K K 9 9 5 could be described as "Kings over nines", "Kings and nines" or simply "Kings up" if the nines are not important. 
Two Pair : As  Five 
 

One pair 

One pair is a poker hand such as 4 4 K 10 5, which contains two cards of the same rank, plus three other unmatched cards. It ranks above any high card hand, but below all other poker hands. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs; if two hands have the same pair, the nonpaired cards (the kickers) are compared in descending order to determine the winner. 
Pair Of Six 
 

High card 

A highcard or nopair hand is a poker hand such as K J 8 7 3, in which no two cards have the same rank, the five cards are not in sequence, and the five cards are not all the same suit. It is also referred to as "no pair", as well as "nothing", "garbage," and various other derogatory terms. High card ranks below all other poker hands; two such hands are ranked by comparing the highest ranking card. If those are equal, then the next highest ranking card from each hand is compared, and so on until a difference is found. High card hands are described by the one or two highest cards in the hand, such as "king high", "acequeen high", or by as many cards as are necessary to break a tie. 
As High 