In Texas Hold'em Poker, a hand is made up of the best 5- card combination formed from two pocket cards, and 5 community table cards. The winning poker hand. The Royal Flush, as the name suggests, is the best possible hand in Texas Holdem. This hand combination is made up of the five highest cards in a deck – the. In poker, players construct sets of five playing cards, called hands, according to the rules of the game being played. Each hand has a rank, which is compared against the ranks of other hands participating in the showdown to determine who wins the pot. In high games, like Texas hold 'em and seven- card stud, the highest-ranking Hand-ranking categories · Straight flush · Straight · Three of a kind.