Pair (2 of a Kind)
2 cards of the same rank
If you have no other hand, your highest card is your hand. For example: 'high card ace' or 'high card queen'
In any hand that does not use all 5 of the player's cards, the highest leftover card is calledthe 'kicker'. The kicker is used to compare ties. In some cases the kicker may need toinclude your top two or three leftover cards (this would happen if both players had thesame kicker).