Royal Flush in Poker

By Ucatchers

Hi to all our readers. It’s high time to continue speaking about the amazing poker world. We are going to refer to an iconic hand in poker, the royal flush. And what is a royal flush in poker? It’s just the best possible hand in the game. So, pay attention to the article to know all relative to this winning hand in the most addictive card game ever.

If you are a player who is used to playing the poker variations Texas Hold’em or Omaha, then you should know that this hand is almost unbeatable as it is the strongest hand in the game. However, it doesn’t mean that you will win for sure. In fact, believe it or not, you can tie.

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What is a Royal Flush in Poker?

First, we are going to explain how a royal flush is formed. From the point of view of statistics, it is one of the least frequent card combination that can occur when playing poker. To form it, you will need 10, J, Q, K, A and all of them must correspond to the same suit. Sounds hard, isnt’it?

Poker Hands Rankings

In  order to fully understand the value of your hand it is important for you to know by heart all the information related to the ranking of the hands in poker, so that you will be able to bet and play with the right information. Read carefully the following list.

  • Straight: a hand formed by the combination of 5 consecutive card with at least one of different suit. It beats doible pair and it’s defeated by color or flush.
  • Flush or color: a hand formed by the combination of 5 cards of the same suit but not all of them with consecutive value number.
  • Poker: a hand formed by the combination of 4 cards with the same value number. Even though this hand bear the name of the game, it is not the best possible hand, yet it’s really strong. The main expression of the hand, poker of aces, beats everything except color straight and royal flush.
  • Straight flush: A really strong hand in poker only beaten by the royal flush. You can read more about it here.

Royal Flush: Tie Situation

As we stated before, Royal Flush cannot be defeated facing another poker hand. However, in Texas Hold’em it can tie. And how is it possible? Well, it all depends on the community cards. In Hold’em this hand doesn’t depend entirely on our hand.

In Omaha, there’s no such a thing as a tie, as in that case, you will need to have in the 4 cards on your hand at least 2 to combine with the table and form a royal flush. So, in the case of Omaha a tie is not possible. 

It is important to notice that in some traditional games such as Draw Poker, it is not impossible to see two royal flushes facing each other. Bear in mind that in this poker variation card suits are irrelevant.

How to Play with a Royal Flush

By reading this article, you have learned that royal flush is the strongest hand, but what should you do to win a better pot if you can form one? You know that psychology is vital when playing poker, so you need to use it along with a good strategy.

Keep in mind that, even when it is not the rule,it is possible to win big pots with the bets card combination, so let’s see an example about how to play it. You know that you need 5 consecutive cards of the same suit from 10 to A.

  • Cards in your hand: J♣, 10♣, Q♣
  • Community cards: A♣, K♣

In this case, you will have more chances to hide your amazing hand due to the use of two hidden cards, as it is not possiblefor the rest of the players to notice it. As a consequence of this, you will have big chances of winning a valuable pot, even by using the check-rise strategy.

As we said before, in the Omaha variation, it’s not possible having two players forming a royal flush, as they need tou use the hidden cards. What is more, even if in the table the following combination were present: 10♣, J♣, Q♣, K♣, A♣, no player will form the royal flush as they need to use 2 hidden cards at least.

Remember that in order to make any strategy work, you will need to keep a poker face in ordet not to allow your own body to betray you. It would be really disgusting to miss such a big chance of making money only for not having the right mental preparation of a professional poker player.

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