Learning poker hand rankings is a first step toward being able to play most poker variants such as Texas hold'em. Listed below are all of the five-card poker. Poker hands from highest to lowest. 1. Royal flush. A, K, Q, J, 10, all the same suit. A K Q J T. 2. Straight flush. Five cards in a sequence, all in the same suit. Here's a quick guide to the ten best hold'em poker hands. If you start with any of these ten hands during Texas Hold'em, you are in excellent.