Understanding the different poker suits can make a huge difference in your game. Knowing which suits you need to memorize or study will greatly improve your game. If you have a strong memory for a particular set of cards, you will likely have a strong game.
Every online poker site has a number of standard poker decks and their corresponding standard poker suit combinations. However, with so many variations and special cases, there is no standard set of poker suits that you should stick to. Below are some helpful tips for learning the game.
The rules on poker suits vary by state and country. Here are some guidelines to get you started. This may not be an exhaustive list but it will get you started.
Standard Poker Suits: Flat card suits on standard poker cards. Examples of these are aces, kings, queens, and diamonds. You can easily tell the rank of a card if it has a combination of these suits. Examples are aces with kings and queens.
Aces – A standard poker suit consisting of one diamond. The ace is considered to be the ace because of the diamonds in its card face. Aces are referred to as the high card. Most players would play the ace of the high card, which is usually the best suited card in the game.
Jacks – Two diamonds placed next to each other. A jack is the high card. This card is the lowest suited card. Most players will play the joker of the high suited card. As well, some players will even go so far as to call a suitless card.
Queens – Two diamonds placed next to each other. Queen is the high card. This card is the second lowest suited card. Most players will play the straight suit or the joker of the high card.
Kings – Two pairs of diamonds placed next to each other. A king is the high card. This card is third highest suited card.
Eight – One diamond set up in the shape of an eight. An eight is considered to be the high card.
Straight – One pair of diamonds placed next to each other. The straight is considered to be the highest card in the game. Straight is the fourth highest suited card. A straight card is an ace of the highest suited card in the game.
Flush – Two jacks, or two cards of the same suit (usually one card) laid out in front of each other, forming a four on the low card. The flush is considered to be the highest card in the game.
Figure – Two figures, one card placed next to each other, forming a figure eight on the low card. Figure is the fifth highest suited card.