There are several different hand rankings in poker. In the highest-ranked hand, the royal flush, you have three of a kind with two of the same rank. Similarly, a straight flush consists of five cards of the same rank, in any order. You can also have a straight flush if you have five cards of the same suit. Other hand rankings include the two pair, four of a kind, and the straight flush. Below are the different types of poker hands and their relative rankings.

Poker is an ancient game with apocryphal origins. The word ‘poker’ is derived from a game called poque. The game developed from the French word poque, which has been the source of the word in the English language. Later, this game was adapted into German and a new version of primero. After the French settlers introduced poker to North America, it was referred to as primo.

Draw poker is also known as lowball. In this variation of poker, the dealer will reveal five cards face-down to each player. Each player must then open a bet or fold, depending on the state of his hand. The remaining players may draw replacement cards. Usually, the draw occurs after a betting round. Once a draw is made, the hand of the player with the best hand wins the pot. But in professional games, card exchange is not common.