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Full House

A full house is a poker hand consisting of 3 cards of one rank and 2 cards of another rank.

Full House
Jack of SpadesJack of HeartsJack of ClubsThree of SpadesThree of Hearts
Jacks full of Threes

A full house ranks above a flush but below a four-of-a-kind.

Ranking Full House Hands

When comparing full houses, the hand with the highest ranking 3-card set wins. If both hands have the same ranking sets of threes (a possibility in games with community cards), then the hand with the higher ranking pair wins.

Example #1

Tens full of Deuces
Ten of SpadesTen of HeartsTen of DiamondsTwo of SpadesTwo of Diamonds
Defeats
Nines full of Aces
Nine of SpadesNine of ClubsNine of DiamondsAce of ClubsAce of Diamonds

Example #2 (Community/Wild Card Games)

Eights full of Jacks
Eight of SpadesEight of HeartsEight of DiamondsJack of SpadesJack of Clubs
Defeats
Eights full of Tens
Eight of SpadesEight of HeartsEight of ClubsTen of ClubsTen of Diamonds

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