There is no doubt that the game of poker (and its variations) is actually one of the most popular casino games out there. You can either play it at home with your friends, play it in an actual casino, or even try your luck in an online casino in Malaysia as well.

Having said that, the traditional poker is played with a standard deck of cards and there is no presence of a joker or any wild card (although, there are some poker games that would allow you to use such cards).

And, if you have some basic knowledge about the game, you will know that there are particular card combinations that are better than others. If you happen to have any of these card combinations that I am about to talk about, then your chances of winning are pretty good.

Some of the best (and worst) poker hands are:

Royal Flush

This is the best card combination in Poker. The Royal Flush is where you are dealt with all of the biggest cards: from 10-Jack-Queen-King-and an Ace card.

The odds of you getting this particular card combination is one in 650,000 for five-card stud poker and 1 in 40,000 for video poker.

Straight Flush

Although you can technically say that the royal flush is just the highest form of a straight flush, this is actually where the player gets a straight set of cards that are all in the same suit.

The lowest straight flush configuration that the player can get is an Ace card, followed by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 cards.

Four of a Kind

As the name implies, this is where the player gets four of the same card. For example, you get either four jack cards or four seven cards.


Full House

The full house is where the player gets a three of the kind (meaning, three cards of the same number) followed by a pair of the same card.

Should there be an instance where two players get full houses, then the one with the better three of a kind combination wins.

In Texas Hold’em and any other community poker card game, if there are two players that hold three deuces, for example, then the one with the higher total value pair will be the winner.

Flush

As you probably know by now, a “flush” in poker just means that you get some cards of the same suit. An Ace-high flush, for example, is where you get four ace cards with a joker card resembling another ace card (thus allowing you to get a total of 5 ace cards).

If a situation where two players happen to get a regular flush, the one with the higher card value wins.

Straight

A straight refers to a card combination that connects. For example, 5-6-7-8-9.

Three of a Kind

This is where the player holds three cards of the same value. For instance, in a 5-card poker game, if the player gets 4-5-7-7-7, that is technically a three of a kind.