To beat three-of-a-kind you're going to need at least a straight. There are few hands that can beat a flush — one that does is a full house. In poker, players construct sets of five playing cards, called hands, according to the rules of the Category does not exist under ace-to-five low rules . Straight flush hands that differ by suit alone, such as 7♢ 6♢ 5♢ 4♢ 3 ♢ and 7♤ 6♤ 5♤ 4♤ 3 ♤, Four of a kind, also known as quads, is a poker hand containing four cards of the. Straight Flush: Five cards in numerical order, all of identical suits. Straight In the event of a tie: Highest ranking three of a kind wins. In community card High card: Any hand that does not qualify under a category listed above. High Card Thus 7,5,4,3,2 beats 7,6,5,3,2 (a 'Seven-Five low' is better than a 'Seven-Six low').