How to score a poker game
When there is no combination of cards the highest card wins. If there
is a tie; highest cards match, the next card down is counted. Aces are
Odds 1-1, evens
Two cards of the same rank, the rest don’t match. If two players
call a pair then the highest rank wins. If they have the same rank then
the next highest single card in the hand is counted.
Odds 1.5 -1
If two players call two pairs the highest ranking single pair wins. If
they are the same the second pair is counted and the highest rank wins.
If both are exactly the same the highest odd card will win.
Three of a kind
Three cards of the same rank and two unmatched. If two players call three
of a kind the highest rank wins.
Five cards in sequence that are not of the same suit. Aces can be high
or low. If two players call a straight the highest ranking straight wins.
Five cards of the same suit but not in sequence. If two players call a
flush the highest card wins. If they are the same the second highest wins,
and so on.
A triplet and a pair. If two players call a full house the highest triplet
Four of a kind
Four cards of the same rank. The fifth is irrelevant.
Five cards of the same suit in sequence. Ace can be low. The hand with
the highest card wins.
Odds: 65,000 – 1.
The ace high straight flush is a royal flush, this
hand is unbeatable. The royal flush can be tied because no suit is worth
more than another. In this unlikely event you can split the pot. Or see
who draws the quickest!
Odds: 2,598,960 to 1.