Five cards (not four) with values that are consecutive is called a "Straight".  For example:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10.  Keep in mind that the usual order of card values is:  A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K -- (but see the "important note regarding aces", below.)

This is an example of a "straight":


These cards are consecutive (8, 9, 10, J, Q), so it is a "straight".

Important Note Regarding Aces

With straights, the Ace behaves strangely.  It can be used either as the "low end" or as the "high end", but not both.  See the examples below:

This is a straight:


This is also a straight:


However, the hand below is NOT a straight!!


Again, the hand above is NOT a straight.

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