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# No pair

A poker hand such as K♥ J♣ 8♣ 7♦ 3♠, in which no two cards have the same rank, the five cards are not in sequence, and the five cards are not all the same suit. Also known as "nothing" or "garbage", and many other derogatory terms. Ranks below all other poker hands.

Two such hands are ranked by comparing the highest ranking card; if those are equal, then the next highest ranking card; if those are equal, then the third highest ranking card, etc.

No-pair hands are often described by the one or two highest cards in the hand, such as "king high" or "ace-queen high", or by as many cards as are necessary to break a tie.

Examples:

• A♦ 10♦ 9♠ 5♣ 4♣ ("ace high") defeats K♣ Q♦ J♣ 8♥ 7♥ ("king high")
• A♣ Q♣ 7♦ 5♥ 2♣ ("ace-queen") defeats A♦ 10♦ 9♠ 5♣ 4♣ ("ace-ten")
• 7♠ 6♣ 5♣ 4♦ 2♥ ("seven-six-five-four") defeats 7♣ 6♦ 5♦ 3♥ 2♣ ("seven-six-five-three")

Readers note: This section uses the letters c, d, h, and s to indicate card suits.

A poker hand such as Kh Jc 8c 7d 3s, in which no two cards have the same rank, the five cards are not in sequence, and the five cards are not all the same suit. Also known as "nothing" or "garbage", and many other derogatory terms. Ranks below all other poker hands.

Two such hands are ranked by comparing the highest ranking card; if those are equal, then the next highest ranking card; if those are equal, then the third highest ranking card, etc.

No-pair hands are often described by the one or two highest cards in the hand, such as "king high" or "ace-queen high", or by as many cards as are necessary to break a tie.

Examples:

• Ad 10d 9s 5c 4c ("ace high") defeats Kc Qd Jc 8h 7h ("king high")
• Ac Qc 7d 5h 2c ("ace-queen") defeats Ad 10d 9s 5c 4c ("ace-ten")
• 7s 6c 5c 4d 2h ("seven-six-five-four") defeats 7c 6d 5d 3h 2c ("seven-six-five-three")