To cut things back to basics of poker hands, a hand consists of five cards. Poker hands are rated by the best five card combination a player can make for example a flush (five of the same suit) or another one two pair (77, 88). The player with the highest-ranked hand is the winner and in this scenario the flush would have won. If however two players have the same hand then the 5th highest card often known as a kicker wins. If however the highest card is again the same for both players then, the pot is split. If this is confusing you go read my basic beginners rules for poker. Here is a list of Poker Hand Rankings 1 been the best hand possible.