Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Video Poker & Poker Hands

Video poker is one of the most popular casino games that are founded on five-card draw. A five-card draw is a type of poker in where the player will be granted five cards and has the ability to cast off any cards from 0-5 of them and then collect new replacement cards. The ultimate goal of the game is to combine the very best five-hand poker. The term very best means to have the highest ranking possible.
The highest hand ranking in video poker is called royal flush. Royal flush consists of an ace card, a king card, a queen card, a jack card, and a ten card that must be in similar suits.

Following the great royal flush is straight flush. It basically has the same concept with the royal flush with the exception of the ace card. An example of a straight flush is a five-card poker that comprises of 10, 9,8,7,6 that must be all in the same suits. If for instance a player eventually combined a five-card that consists of an ace followed by 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the same suits, then this is referred as the high-straight flush or the ‘steel wheel’.

The third in the highest hand ranking in video poker is called four of a kind. Four of a kind is better known as the quads. As the name implies, four out of the five cards must be in similar ranks and one unequal card of another suit and rank. An example for this is the following: 8 of hearts plus 8 of diamonds plus 8 of clubs plus 8 of spades and any other card.

Next rank is called the full house or full boat. A full house in a five-card game consists of three matching cards and two matching cards but should be in dissimilar ranks. A sample of a full house is a five-card of 4 of hearts plus 4 of diamonds plus 4 of spades plus 9 of heats plus 9 of spades. If for instance, two players both have a full house, the gamer with the highest three matching cards wins.

Following the full house is the flush. Basically, the five-card is considered as a flush is if all the five cards have the same suits like combinations 6 of diamonds plus 3 of diamonds plus 7 of diamonds plus 2 of diamonds and 5 of diamonds. To compare two sets of five-card in video poker, the player with the highest card settles the winner.

After flush is the straight rank. Your card will be determined as a straight if all five cards consist of varied suits providing that everything is in sequence. An example of this is the following: jack of diamonds plus 10 of hearts plus 9 of spades plus 8 of clubs plus 7 of diamonds. If two players have the same straight rank then the winner is the gamer with the highest card.

Next in line ranking is called three of a kind. This combination of three cards in the same rank and another two different cards (4 of hearts plus 4 of diamonds plus 4 of spades plus 8 of diamonds plus 2 of clubs) is also referred as the triplets.
Following triplets is two pairs where the five-card consists of two dual pairs and a single card in different rank (4 of diamonds plus 4 of hearts plus 7 of spades plus 7 of hearts plus 2 of diamonds).

Second to the last in the rankings is called a pair which in simply examples shows two cards in the same rank and three cards in different ranks (3 of spades plus 3 of hearts plus an ace of hearts, 8 of spades and 5 of clubs)
The lowest rank in video poker is the high card. The high card means no pair at all (4 of hearts plus 3 of spades, 8 of clubs, 9 of diamonds and queen of spades). To determine the winner in high card is to know who has the highest card amongst the players.