In poker, players construct sets of five playing cards, called hands, according to the rules of the In high-low split games, both the highest- ranking and lowest- ranking hands win, though different rules are used to rank the high and low hands. Not sure what beats what in poker? Check below for a list of all poker hands ranked from best to worst. These are standard for all poker sites. The is the best possible hand you can get in standard five-card Poker is called a royal flush. This hand consists of an: ace, king, queen, jack.