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An ace-high straight is called 'Broadway'. An example of a Broadway in poker is {10-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{K-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. It's the best straight possible, but it's not always the best hand possible since flushes, full houses, quads, straight flushes, and royal flushes still beat a Broadway straight.

The term is also used as an adjective to refer to the cards that make up an ace-high straight (example {10-} through {A-}). Thus, a “Broadway hand” would be one containing any two Broadway cards (example: {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}).

Where Broadway is the highest straight possible, a Wheel is the lowest straight possible (Ah2s3c4d5h).

The Broadway term to indicate an ace-high flush, is named after the famous Broadway street in Manhattan, New York. The reference might be in existence because of the length and popularity of the New York street with its high-end buildings and many famous theaters.



"Man, I started with king-jack and hit Broadway on the river! Nobody could beat my ace-high straight, so I won the entire pot!"