Largely, no. While Poker’s popularity has managed to spawn dozens of different variations, the rules about the hand rankings remain the same. Obviously, some minor differences may occur, however, it largely remains consistent.
Depending on the rules and the amount of cards in a deck you are using, the best hand you can get in Poker is either going to be 4 or 5 of a kind. What this means is, that you’ve acquired four cards that are the same in value (an example would be 4 Jacks). In a deck where you incorporate the Joker, 5 of a kind means that you’ve gotten four cards of the same value and you are also holding the joker as well.
The worst hand you can get in Poker, obviously, is to have all your cards be off different value or suit. In other words, you can’t pair anything up to get a positive result.
If both players have drawn up a bad hand, with absolutely no way to pair the card, the winner is the player who has the highest card in their hand. For example, if the highest card in your hand is a Jack, and your opponent’s highest card is a 9, you’ve won the match, and the pot.
In Poker, a flush is one of the best combos you can get. A flush is a hand in which all of the cards are of the same suit. They don’t necessarily have to come in sequence. All they really need to be, is the same suit. For example, if you’ve been dealt 4, 5, 10, Jack and King, and all five are diamonds, that is a Flush.
A Straight Flush is similar to a flush. However, it is a better hand, simply due to the fact that straight flush is harder to get. You see a straight flush is really just a sequence of cards that follow each other and are of the same suit. Each card in the sequence is bigger than the next by one. For example: if all of your cards are clubs and their numbers are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, you have a straight flush on your hand.
Royal Flush is the second strongest hand in Poker, after 5 of a kind. In essence, a royal flush is the same as a straight flush. Except the cards are 10+. For example, a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of hearts comprises a Royal Flush.
For those who don’t know, two of a kind (or 1 pair) is a hand in which the player only has 1 pair of cards (for example 2 10s, 2 Jacks, etc.). If two or more players get 2 of a kind, the player with the better pair wins the pot.
The ace is the strongest card in Poker. This means that, if you get a pair of aces, and an opponent gets a pair of kings, the Pair of Aces trumps the kings and you win the pot.
A full house is a hand in Poker that pairs 2 of a kind with three of a kind. For example, if you have been dealt two aces and three Jacks, you have a full house on your hands. Full house is one of the best hands you can deal, and beats out a Flush, however, not a straight or royal flush.