Types of Hands in Poker


There are three basic types of hands in poker: the full house, flush, and pair. A full house consists of three matching cards of one rank plus one of another rank. A flush is a group of five cards of the same rank, sometimes skipping a rank or two in the sequence. A straight contains five cards of the same rank, usually more than one suit. A pair consists of two cards of the same rank.

Tie hands in poker

Tie hands in poker occur when two players have the same five-card combination. Usually the player with a higher pair wins the pot. However, sometimes a tie happens in a draw. In this case, the player with the lower pair is known as the ‘kicker’ and does not participate in the final betting round. This type of poker situation is not uncommon.

The first step in breaking a tie is to check the board for certain patterns. Certain patterns on the board may lead to more ties than others. If you see that the board has some patterns on it, this could be a good sign that you’ve hit a high pair. If the board has a textured pattern, the chances of a tie are greater.

The best way to break a tie is to play your high-card hands. High-card hands are always better than low-card hands, and they can help you get out of trouble in a hurry.


Bluffing is a strategy in which players make a bet with the hopes of winning. However, players should be careful when they bluff. If a player makes a mistake, it will be obvious to other players. It is best to only bluff when you are confident that your hand is strong enough to win the pot.

Before you decide to bluff, you should first analyze your opponent’s hand strength. You can do this by reading the facial expressions of other players. If you notice that the player has a weak hand, you can fold. However, if the opponent shows that he or she has a strong hand, he or she might be bluffing.

Bluffing in poker is based heavily on judgment and is best avoided when you’re just starting out. Beginners should focus on getting value out of big hands, rather than trying to force other players to fold.