RANK OF THE SUITS: 1. Spades are the 1 st. HIGHEST suit. 2. Hearts are the contract. DECK: 52 cards with 13 cards in each of the four suits: Spades,. Hearts. In standard poker there is no ranking of suits for the purpose of comparing hands. If two hands are identical apart from the suits of the cards then they count as. You thought you were reading about the rank of suits. Your deck of cards probably doesn't have a notrump suit. Well, okay — so notrump isn't really a suit in the.