There are many hands in Bitcoin poker as well as several ways to win. If you are skilled at the game, you can bluff, use bet strategy to win the game, or use a different method. Luck is also a big consideration in how you win. If you want to learn how to play poker and the basics of how to win, you can start with knowing the hands in BTC poker.
To answer the question above, there are 2,598,960 possible poker hands in poker, in a 52-card standard deck. This is the total number of possible 5 card hands that can be drawn playing Bitcoin poker.
For a very variable card game, that’s a lot of possible hands. To make things simple, try to take note of what hands beat what. Based on the rules of poker, in order to win you should have the best 5 cards together (of 7 shown). In terms of ranking, the 5 card hand combinations are as follows:
A royal flush is the strongest possible hand any player can have, and it is when your hand along with the community cards consist of suited, AKQJ10. It is the rarest hand in poker and is unbeatable.
The second strongest possible hand in poker is the straight flush, and this is when your hand plus the community cards forms a straight and a flush combined.
Another extremely rare hand to be dealt, a four-of-a-kind is when you have four cards of the same number or letter, and one other card. (e.g. 2222Q)
A full house is when you have a pair and a three-of-a-kind together. (e.g. QQ2222)
A flush is when you have five cards of the same suit, either all spades, clubs, diamonds, or hearts.
A straight is when you have 5 cards in ascending order like 23456, 78910J, and so on.
Hands Smaller Than above
These 5-card hands above are ranked in order from strongest to weakest. The Royal Flush is the strongest, going down to the straight. Under 5 cards, the order of strength starts with 3-of-a-kind which is the strongest, then two-pair, then pair, and then high card.