# Can you have a straight and a pair in poker?

1 Answer. The only thing that matters is the best 5 cards. So Player 1 can make J-7, while at the same time Player 2 can make 10-6 and pair of 6. Player’s 1 best hand is straight J-7.Click to see full answer. Similarly, can you have a straight and a pair in Texas Holdem?A straight is any five cards in sequence, but not necessarily of the same suit. If more than one player has a straight, the straight ending in the card wins. If two or more players hold a single pair then highest pair wins. If the pairs are of the same value, the highest kicker card determines the winner.Secondly, what beats a pair in poker? Pair: A pair (two cards of the same rank) beats high card. The highest pair is a pair of aces. If two or more players have the same pair, then the highest of the three remaining cards (known as kickers) determine the winner. Two Pair: Two pair beats a pair. Beside above, does a straight beat two pair in poker? Poker Hand Rankings. The higher the rank of your hand the better, because two pairs always beats one pair, and a flush always beats a straight. When two or more players have a hand of the same rank, then there are more ways to determine the best hand.How does a straight work in poker?Straight: A straight beats three of a kind. A straight is five consecutive card ranks. Aces can be high or low so the lowest straight is ace through five while the highest is ten through ace. There are no kickers with straights since all five cards are needed to make the hand.