The object of poker is to finish the game with the highest valued hand.  This can be against a table of players in traditional poker games, or against the deal in poker variations.

Poker Hands from Highest to Lowest Value:

  1. Royal Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 all the same suit.
  2. Straight Flush: Five cards in a sequence, all in the same suit.
  3. Four of a Kind: All four cards of the same rank.
  4. Full House: Three of a kind with a pair.
  5. Flush: Any five cards of the same suit, but not in a sequence.
  6. Straight: Five cards in a sequence, but not of the same suit.
  7. Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same rank.
  8. Two Pair: Two different pairs.
  9. Pair: Two cards of the same rank.

There are multiple variations of poker:
Live Poker, Three Card Poker and Chase the Flush

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