Moving up through the hands to something
a little bit more exotic,
which is called the Full House. The Full House there, a lovely lovely hand
to get. Again, you’re using five cards, the maximum you can,
to make a lovely strong hand. Here’s our example here;
you’ve got three 3’s and two Aces. Three of one kind
and two of another.
Now we’re getting to the land of fantasy,
the sort of thing we don’t see very often.
The sort of hand
that can get us all a little bit nervous, if you
get one of them. You don’t see these too often.
This one is called a Straight Flush. We talked about a Straight earlier on there,
those five cards here, that all went in ascending order is called a Straight.
This, a little bit differently, is a
Straight Flush and that’s because they’re all
of the same suit. 7-8-9-10 and Jack. This time of
Clubs, a Straight Flush. Five cards of the same suit.
It certainly beats all these hands
here. There’s only one hand that can beat a
which we’ll talk about in a minute. If you’ve both got a Straight Flush, again exactly like all the other
hands earlier on,
the highest card here is the Jack, so it’s a
to the Jack. If you were maybe lucky enough
not that 8, but the Queen, you’d beat this hand. Very very unlucky
To get beaten with a Straight Flush.
The Holy Grail of Poker. I’ve only seen a couple in all of my many, many years
and it’s this beautiful thing here. It’s called the Royal Flush. The Royal Flush,
is 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of the same suit
in order. And if you get one of those, you can
tell all your friends and brag about it
is absolutely unbeatable. There is
nothing, nothing in the game of Poker
that can beat a Royal Flush. That’s your best
potential winning hand. We go down through the
the Full House, we go down again there through the Flush, Five of a kind,
there’s your Straight, there’s your Three of a Kind, there’s the Two Pair.
Quite often good enough to win with just a Pair or just the single
high card. All the different ways
potentially, top to bottom,
of winning a hand in Poker.