straight poker handThis is 5 cards in a hand that are in ascending order of rank such as 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen & King.

If 2 players both have a straight they will compare them to see who has the highest ranked hand.

The ‘nut straight’ is the best possible straight as determined by a player’s hole cards as well as the community cards. For example, if the board is 6-7-8-Q-K although several straights are possible on this board, the nut straight is 6-7-8-9-T.

If players have all the cards in their Straight in the same suit, they have a Straight Flush which is worth more.

Related terms on

  1. Straight Flush
  2. Flush
  3. Double Belly Buster
  4. Straight Draw
  5. Royal Flush
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