What is ‘Quint Major’?
The quint major is another name used to describe the royal flush. The royal flush is a hand of five cards containing an ace, a King, a Queen, a Jack, and a ten, all belonging to the same suit. For example, A-K-Q-J-10♦ in combination is a quint major.
This hand is the best possible hand that a player can make, and is unbeatable.
‘Quint Major’ Explained
Quint major refers to a hand containing the five highest cards in a poker game. If the player is holding a ten, a Jack, a Queen, a King, and an ace, and they are all of the same suit, the player holds the strongest possible hand and cannot be beaten by any other hand.
The regular quint refers to a set of five cards made up of any given five cards of the same suit: such as a three, a four, a five, a six, and a seven. This hand is also a strong one, ranking above the four of a kind and (in some games using wild cards) below the five of a kind.
From high to low beginning with the quint major (or royal flush), hands are ranked in the following order:
Quint Major’ Quint’ Four of a Kind’ Full House’ (a three of a kind and a two of a kind) Flush’ (any five cards belonging to the same suit) Straight’ (five consecutive cards of any suit) ‘Three of a Kind’ Two Pair’ (two pairs of two of a kind) One Pair’ (one two of a kind pair) ‘High Card’ (a hand not categorised as any of the above)
If the player is dealt two high suited one-gap or connector cards (cards either one or two ranks apart), there is a good chance that, with some luck, the player can reach the quint major and win the pot.