Online Poker School

How do I play poker online?

College Poker allows you to play poker at your own pace and build up your poker skills. That’s right, you can enjoy all the fun and excitement of free online poker without the pressure of having to play a professional game against the big boys.

Interested? We thought you might be.

Hand rankings remain the same no matter which game of online poker you choose to play. And a poker hand always consists of five cards. Your objective is to make sure that the cards you hold have the highest hand rankings to maximize your chance of winning.

The following hand rankings show you all types of combinations from a flush to a straight to a pair.

Royal Flush Royal Flush

A straight from a ten to an ace. All five cards must be of the same suit.
Straight Flush Straight flush

Any straight with all five cards of the same suit.
Four Of A Kind Four of a Kind

Any four cards of equal rank. Suit doesn’t matter.
Full House Full House

Any three cards of the same rank together with any two cards of another rank.
Flush Flush

Any five cards of the same suit. The cards don’t have to be consecutive.
Straight Straight

Any five consecutive cards. Suit doesn’t matter.
Three Of A Kind Three of a kind

Any three cards of the same rank.
Two Pair Two Pair

Any two cards of one rank together with another two cards of another rank.
One Pair One Pair

Any two cards of the same rank.
High Card High Card

Should no player hold any of the hands mentioned above, highest card wins.

In all honesty, the best way to learn to play poker is to actually play the game. But that doesn’t mean you need to go in blind. Use our poker school to your advantage and find out more about poker rules, hand rankings, strategy and more. We’ll even explain the various poker rules and games like Texas Hold ‘em and give you some insight into our tournaments.

If you would like to learn more about our gracious poker tournament hosts, visit Cool Hand Online Poker.

You can even build up your poker confidence by downloading our free software and playing at our free online poker tables. Playing won’t cost you a cent and you’ll gain valuable poker experience.

We’ll be ready to play when you are! So relax, have fun and play poker for pleasure at College Poker today.