Quiz about Put Up Your Hands
Quiz about Put Up Your Hands

Put Up Your Hands! Trivia Quiz

Outside of the betting strategies and watching for tells, there is a ranking hierarchy for the different kinds of hands you can make in the game of Poker. Can you correctly arrange them from the strongest to the weakest?

An ordering quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Jan 11 22
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What's the Correct Order?Choices
(Natural-born rulers)
Four of a kind
Three of a kind
Full house
(No extra room)
High card
Two pair
(All good things come in...)
Straight flush
(Weakest when alone)
Royal flush

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Royal flush

A royal flush consists of the cards ace (A), king (K), queen (Q), jack (J), and ten (10) all in the same suit. And as no suit is higher than any other in poker, if more than one player were to manage a royal flush in the same round of play, they would just split the pot.
2. Straight flush

A straight flush is similar to a royal flush, excepting that it can be any sequence of five consecutive cards of the same suit, excepting that which makes the royal flush. Thus, the strongest possible straight flush hand would consist of king (K), queen (Q), jack (J), ten (10), and nine (9), all of the same suit.

And, of course, even the weakest straight flush (6, 5, 4, 3, 2 in any one suit) would still beat any hand lower on the ranking list.
3. Four of a kind

Four of a kind is what it sounds like - four cards of the same number or face card. And within this category, the higher the set, the stronger the hand, with four aces being the strongest hand, only beatable by a straight flush or a royal flush.
4. Full house

A full house is defined as a combination of a three of a kind plus a pair. In the event of multiple players having a full house, the player with the higher three of a kind wins.

For example, a full house with three kings and a pair of twos (K, K, K, 2, 2) would beat a full house with three queens and a pair of aces (Q, Q, Q, A, A).
5. Flush

As with the straight flush, a flush by itself must have all cards of the same suit, only in this instance, they will NOT be in consecutive sequence.

When two or more players have a flush, then the tie-breaker is by high card rules. It is possible for two players to have the exact same cards in their different suits, which would mean no outright winner, and splitting the pot.
6. Straight

A straight works the same way as a straight flush, excepting that there is no requirement for all the cards to be of the same suit. In fact, they can't all be of the same suit for it to be a simple straight.

One other difference is that a straight can go up to ace high in the sequence, thus using the same cards as a royal flush, but without all being of the same suit.
7. Three of a kind

Three of a kind is (also) what it sounds like - three cards of the same number or face card. And within this category (just as with four of a kind), the higher the set, the stronger the hand, with three aces being the strongest hand.

Of course, to qualify as just being a three of a kind, the remaining two cards cannot make a pair, or you would jump up the value of your hand to a full house.
8. Two pair

Two pairs of cards that show the same number or face, with the fifth card in the hand not matching either of the others, is what comprises this hand. Since it is possible with four suits of each number/face card to have the same pairs, then high card rules apply when determining tie-breakers.

It is possible that the tie-breaking card is the fifth card in the hand, should the two players have the same combination of pairs, and it is also possible for two players to have the same hand and to split the pot.

It is *not* possible for three players to have the same set of pairs, even if it is possible for more than two players to all have a 'two pair' hand.
9. Pair

A hand that has just one pair and no other matching cards also uses the high card rules, beginning with the value of the pair. As with two of a kind, it is possible for two players to have the same high pair (both with two aces, for example), after which the next highest cards are considered until there is a clear winner, or (again) both players have the exact same hand and share the winnings.

And again, there can only be two players that potentially have the same high pair, for the same reasons as in the two pair hand rules (only four suits of the same number).
10. High card

Our last and lowest hand is called high card, and it is what it sounds like. Every card must be a different value, with at least one of the cards not being the same suit as the others.

In determining tie-breakers, the high card rule (named for this hand) applies, and you consider each player's highest card (then the next highest, if there is a tie) until there is a clear winner, or a tie to split the pot.

In this instance, it is possible for as many as four players to all have the same sequence of cards and share the pot, albeit statistically improbable.

The strongest possible high card hand would be ace (A), king (K), queen (Q), jack (J), nine (9), with at least one of the cards not matching the suit of at least one of the others. Conversely, the weakest possible hand would be 7, 5, 4, 3, 2.
Source: Author reedy

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