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Open Ended Straight Flush Draw

This misconception is from other games where suits do matter. “All Reds” or “All Blacks” doesn’t beat/mean anything in poker. To make a flush in poker you have to have five cards of the same SUIT. This is one of the most common misconceptions in poker. A straight-flush, which is five cards of the same suit in consecutive order, beats both hands.

The Poker.org poker hands charts and rankings series defines each variety of made hands possible in a game of poker. This article delves into the straight flush, one of the best hands you can possibly make. For the main poker variations – Texas Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, 5-Card Draw – hand rankings are the same. But for split games – Omaha Hi-Lo, Stud Hi-Lo – half of the pot is awarded to the lowest hand.

Top view and copy space.Hand of Poker, straight flush and chips on a felt green background. For example, a hand like A♣K♣Q♣J♣T♣ qualifies as a royal flush and would beat any straight flush. Note that the ace can act as both the high card of an ace-to-ten royal flush and the low card of an ace-to-five straight flush.

If you are into numbers , you might be wondering about the probability of poker hands. One place higher up on the poker hands chart is two pair. Players new to the game of Texas hold’em often struggle, at least at first, with what the best poker hands are. Most poker players have these rankings memorized, which allows them to think about other things at the table when deciding the best way to play their hands. It ranks below a straight flush and above a full house. ‘Nearly cost me my kidneys, but fortunately I had a straight flush.

(a “full house, threes over sixes” or “threes full of sixes” or “threes full”).

The ace-to-five straight flush (A♠2♠3♠4♠5♠) is the lowest possible straight flush (five-high), and the nine-to-king straight flush (K♣Q♣J♣T♣9♣) is the strongest (king-high). That’s a little better than your chances of drawing a five-card random straight flush, but the odds against making a straight flush in Texas Hold’em are still 3,589.6-to-1. Example Ace high flush beats King high flush – and so on. Does player A win with 10 & 9 in play as high cards, beating Player B’s 10 & 8 in play?

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