Online gaming and bitcoin poker are growing in popularity, as the security and integrity of online poker, as well as the entertainment and interactive style of game play, are constantly improving. In order to build a good poker hand, and be part of the online bitcoin poker boom, understand the card combinations.
How To Build a Poker Hand
In Texas Hold Em, the most predominantly played style of poker and practically the only one you will find for interactive online gambling with bitcoin, the goal is to create a five card hand. Of 7 cards revealed, you will need to have a 5-card hand that follows one of the winning combinations in poker, and/or outranks your opponent’s cards. Hand composition and the rank of combinations is shown below, and this is the same ranking in all types of poker games. With knowledge of the below combinations, you should already be able to determine strong hands which are safe to bet bitcoin on.
: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit.
: Five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking (e.g. A2345).
Four of a Kind
: Four cards of the same rank plus any other card.
: Three cards of the same rank (Three of a kind) plus a pair. Three of a kind card values determine the rank of a full house. Example: Full house Jacks-to-Fives (JJJ55)
: Five cards of the same suit, not in consecutive ranking.
: Five cards in consecutive ranking, that may or may not include an Ace, regardless of suit. The Ace can count as a high (14) or low (1) card. (23456)
Three of a kind
: Three cards of the same rank, regardless of rank and suit, and two other cards. (KKK73)
: Two pairs of different ranks, regardless of the value and suit of the fifth card: the rank of the hand is determined by the higher of the two pairs in value. (66889)
: Two cards of the same rank, plus three cards that cannot make a higher ranked combination. (74JJ2)
: The highest ranking individual card.
A tie occurs when two players have identical combinations. Good luck while playing bitcoin poker, and memorize these combinations.