Poker Hand Rankings: Full House

Making a full house gives one of the strongest hands you can make in a game of poker. The full house ranks as the fourth-best hand in the poker hand rankings, only losing to four-of-a-kind, straight flushes, and royal flushes.

A full house combines three-of-a-kind a and a pair in the same hand. An example of a full house looks like this:

Poker Hand Rankings Full House

Poker Hand Rankings Full House

This hand is known as aces full of sevens. Any full house with three aces is known as aces full. The 7♠ 77A♠ A full house, on the other hand, is known as sevens full of aces.

In a battle of two or more full houses, the hand with the higher-ranking three-of-a-kind wins. Any version of aces full, for instance, beats any version of kings full.

The full house is also known as a full boat, or sometimes just a boat.

How Does A Full House Rank?

A full house ranks at No. 4 in the poker hand rankings. It’s a relatively rare hand to see in a poker game, though more common than a royal flush, straight flush, or four-of-a-kind.

There are 156 distinct ways to make a full house. Multiplying that by all possible suit combinations, a 52-card deck yields 3,744 ways to draw a full house.

If you draw five random cards from a 52-card deck, you have a, 0.1441% chance of making a full house. This can also be expressed as 693.17-to-1 odds against.

Texas Hold’em requires players to make the best possible five-card hand from seven total cards. With all five community cards on the board, you have a 2.6% chance to make a full house in Texas Hold’em (35.7-to-1 odds against).

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