What types of poker hands can you use in the game of Texas Holdem? Before we get started, there are some rules that we will need to clarify. Poker is essentially a game played using a 52-card deck. Each player is dealt two decks, one for each of playing cards face up, and one each of playing cards upside down.
The types of poker hands that are dealt out during a Texas Holdem game are called hands. There are fifty-two (52) possible hands. Poker hands can either be flush or straight. A flush is when all of the cards are similar in color and arrangement and a straight is when all of the cards are the same color and arrangement, but straight card combinations are rare. Some examples of flushes are Royal Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Straight Flush, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, One Pair, and High Card.
Royal flush: All of the cards in this hand aces, kings, queens, jacks, and cards that are high. In a royal flush with the highest card dealt first is always higher than the lowest card dealt. This type of hand is used more often in the tournament setting, but can be used in standard Texas Holdem games as well. Royal flushes are very common in four-of-a-kind and five-card hand games.
Four of a kind: This is a type of poker hands that consists of four cards all of the same suit. This is also a great hand in many four-of-a-kind or five-card poker games. When playing this style of poker, the highest card dealt first is usually the lowest, making this the best four-of-a-kind hands. Royal flushes are also very common in this game.
Five-card poker games generally use the two, three, and five combination hands. These types of hands tend to be more dynamic, and more reliable at winning poker games. The most commonly played hands in five-card poker games are the two pair, the full house, and the high card. These starting hands can all be useful in different situations. If you are starting to get quite good at winning, you may want to consider playing the high cards more often, because the starting hand has a much greater chance of being strong if it is strong. On the other hand, if you have a lot of experience and are not sure if you are good enough yet to start throwing big money raises, you may want to stick with the two pair, or one pair.
Two pairs are considered to be the standard starting hands in many five-card hand games. The most common way to build up a large pair is to bet low on a hand that has two good cards and two poor cards. Poor cards in this case do not have to be aces, because the two pairs can be cut off at any point by an opponent’s check. Watch out for your opponent trying to trap you with the five-card hand, because that hand has the option to be strong, if held properly. You do not want to keep putting yourself into tight spots when playing Texas Holdem poker.