online poker games Hand Rankings
The deck used in most Internet online poker games is a standard 52-card deck with no wild cards or jokers. It has four suits: spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. There are ten ranks in each suit.

The ace is the highest-ranking card, followed by the king, queen, jack, and ten through deuce, in descending order. In split-pot games, an ace is also used as the lowest-ranking card for forming a low straight or a low hand. In such "split" games, an ace is like two cards in one; it's simultaneously the highest and lowest card in the deck. Because of this unique dual attribute, an ace in your Omaha/8 or 7-stud/8 hand is a decided advantage.

online poker games Hand rankings are arranged in order of probability. The rarer the hand, the more valuable it is, so the higher it's ranked. Here are the online poker games hand rankings. in descending order from highest to lowest:
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Pocket 8s under the Gun
 
This is just an example of a flop for 88, which isn't a great flop, but against just a couple of callers it is well worth pushing on.

The problem with this hand is, of course, the position. Getting hands like this in early position can be a problem in loose games. If the games are very loose, and you know you'll get a lot of callers, then you should probably just limp with the medium-sized pairs, maximizing the odds you get. But in a more typical loose game, where you might get anywhere from about three to six callers, it's probably a good idea to raise early and try to get the number of callers down to two or three.

You can't have the button every time.

When analyzing medium pairs, many people work under a fallacy that you have to flop a set or an overpair to have any value. This hand is an example of a hand that is worth playing aggressively past the flop but isn't a flopped set or overpair. From late position, you should almost always raise loose limpers and probably raise what I'd call typical limpers. Tight limpers are a different stony . And early position is a different thing. One of the reasons that You should almost always raise loose limpers is that you'll get enough flops like the one I got so that you don't have to flop a set to lead the betting to the river.
 
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