This cheat sheet is designed to give you all the basic facts you need to play poker on one simple page. Either save the page to your computer for easy reference, or use the printer friendly poker cheat sheet to print the page out and keep it next to your computer when you play. Good luck!

The poker cheat sheet will help you to determine roughly how strong your hand is, which will give you a big advantage against players who just play any two cards against you. That said, the truth is the only real way to learn poker is to play the game. Download the poker room software from a reputable site such as PokerStars and choose the "play money" option to play against other real players without having to stump up any money. When you're confident you can beat most other players you can start to turn your skills towards making some cash at the real money tables. Just remember to take your poker cheat sheet with you!


Royal Flush: T, J, Q, K, A all of the same suit.

Straight Flush: Five cards in a row all of the same suit, but not Ace high.

Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank e.g. KKKK.

Full House: Three cards of the same rank plus a pair e.g. KKKAA.

Flush: Five cards of the same suit, but not in a row.

Straight: Five cards in a row e.g. 5,6,7,8,9.

Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank e.g. KKK.

Two pair: Two pairs e.g. KKAA.

One pair: Any two cards of the same rank e.g. KK.

High card: If no-one has anything, the highest card wins � aces count high.


FOLD: end participation in the hand and forfeit any money already put into the pot.

CHECK: make no bet, but reserve the right to stay in the hand. (You can only check if no-one else has already bet).

BET: put money into the pot. (The amount you can bet varies depending on the betting rules of the game).

CALL: match a bet made by another player (or players) in order to stay in the hand

RAISE: put extra money into the pot beyond the amount needed to "call".


Odds of being dealt any particular hand in 5 cards:

Royal Flush: 0.0015 %

Straight Flush: 0.0015%

Four Of A Kind: 0.02%

Full House : 0.14%

Flush: 0.196%

Straight: 0.39%

Three Of A Kind: 2.13%

Two Pair: 4.75%

One Pair: 42.2%

Nothing (High Card only) : 50.1%

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