The winner in Texas hold'em is the player with the best hand. There are 2,598,960 different hands (set of 5 cards) possible when using the standard 52 deck of cards. Hands are ranked in according to the mathematical probability of the combination happening. The ranking of hands from highest to lowest is:

- AKQJT -
**Royal flush**

All cards must be of the same suit, values must be ace to ten; - KQJT9 -
**Straight flush**

Having 5 cards in running order and all cards must be of the same suit; - AAAAK -
**Four of a kind**

Having 4 cards of the same value, eg Ax-Ax-Ax-Ax-Xx; - AAAKK -
**Full house**

Three cards of one value plus a pair of another value, eg Ax-A-x-Ax-6x-6x; - AKQT9 -
**Flush**

Having 5 cards of the same suit in any order; - AKQJT -
**Straight**

Having 5 cards in running order and different suits; - AAAKQ -
**Three of a kind**

Having three cards of the same value and any two others. eg Ax-Ax-Ax-6x-4x. The highest value of the three of a kind is the higher rank; - AAKKQ -
**Two pair**

Having two sets of cards, of two cards of equal value and any other card, eg Ax-Ax-Tx-Tx-Jx; - AAKQT -
**Pair**

Having two cards of equal value and any three cards of different value, eg Ax-Ax-Jx-Qx-6x; - AKQJ9 -
**High card**

Having none of the above. The best high card would be Ax-Kx-Qx-Jx-9x.

Note: all suits are equal. A is just as strong as A.