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    Hand Rankings:

    A standard poker deck contains 52 cards. Card rankings run downward from Ace-King-Queen-Jack and so on down to 2 (two). The Ace, however, can be used as a 1 (one) for a straight from one to five. The four suits are spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs.Most poker games are played with seven cards with which you must build the best 5-card hand. Possible winning hands are classified in order based upon the odds of their occurrence and are ranked, starting with the highest, as follows:Royal Flush: Five cards from ten to Ace of the same suit

    Straight Flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suit

    Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same rank

    Full House: Three and two cards of the same rank

    Flush: Any five cards of the same suit, regardless of the rank

    Straight: Five consecutive cards of any suit

    Three of a Kind ("Trips"): Three cards of the same rank

    Two Pairs: Two cards of the same rank, twice

    One Pair: Two cards of the same rank

    High Card: Five cards that do not match; the highest card in the hand wins - In the hand ranking, this is the worst hand