The deck used in most casinos in order to play poker is standard 52 card deck. The ace is the highest ranking, followed by the king, queen, jack and ten through two in descending order. In split pot games, the ace is also used as the lowest ranking card, under two. In such games that are split, the Ace is like two cards in one. It is at the same time both the highest and lowest cards in the deck. Because of the dual worth of this card, an ace in Omaha Poker is a decided advantage.
Hand rankings in poker are decided according to their rarity and their probability. The rarer a hand is, the higher it is ranked. The first and highest of the hand rankings in poker is the Royal flush. This is simply an ace-high straight flush, which, translated into laymen’s terms, are five cards in descending order starting from the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. There are four Royal flushes to every deck, one for each suit, yet they are very rare.
After the Royal flush we have the straight flush, which is similar to the Royal flush, but with a difference. In the straight flush, the ace takes the lower attribute, and hence the flush consists of any five cards in ascending or descending order that have the same color and suit.
After the flushes, we have the four of a kind ranking. This consists of four cards of the same value, with an odd fifth card. In this case, there cannot be any ties, since the hand that has the higher rankings of cards wins. Hence the odd card bears no significance.
After the four of a kind, we have the Full house. The full house consists of three cards of the same value, and another pair of a card bearing the same value. In this case, too, there can be no tie. In the case of two full houses, the hand bearing the higher set of three wins.
After the full house, we find the flush. These are five cards of the same suit, but not in any kind of sequence. If in the course of a game there are two flushes, then the hand with the higher card wins. In this instance, a tie is possible.
After the flush, there is the straight. The straight is akin to the Royal flush only that in this instance the cards are not of the same suit or color. If there are two straights, then the hand that has the higher card at the top of the sequence is the higher ranking. Ties are possible in this situation as well.
The next ranking is Three of a Kind. In this ranking, the hand consists of three cards that have the same value, with two odd cards. Between two hands that both have three of a kind, the hand with the higher values of the card wins. Ties are not possible.
Next, we have the two pairs. This hand is built of a pair of cards that have the same ranking, another pair of another ranking, and an odd card. In the case of two hands with pairs, the hand with the higher value of pairs wins.
Finally, we have the ranking that consists of one pair of cards with the same value, and three odd cards. When you have a situation with two hands bearing pairs, then the hand with the higher set of pairs wins. In this instance ties are possible.…