The Full House Five-Card Poker Hand

In poker, most players usually end up with a pair, a two pair or a three-of-a-kind. It takes a lot of skill to pull off a major victory from such poker hands. However, once players are dealt with any five-card combination, they would most probably win the game. These include a straight, a flush, a full house, a straight flush and a royal flush.

These poker hands provide players with a solid fight for the pot. Once they get either one of these, it would already give them great joy to have such overpowering poker hands as they cruise their way to victory. Having strong poker hands is one of the primary goals of every poker player. If they succeed in this, they have already won the first step of the battle.

A full house belongs to the top four highest poker hands. It just falls short of a four-of-a-kind, a straight flush and a royal flush. This card combination is indeed a tough one to beat. It takes luck and the use of a special strategy to defeat this very strong poker hand. It is basically made up of five cards wherein three of them have the same card value to go with a single pair. An example of this is the card combination made up of 9, 9, 9, 2 and 2.

Other players refer to a full house as a full boat. In case two or more players get a full house in a single game, the one who owns the highest valued trio wins the game. Therefore a 10, 10, 10, 3 and 3 poker hand would easily beat a 7, 7, 7, K and K card combination.

In poker game situations wherein the same trio can be attained by two players, the one who has the higher pair to go with the trio will be considered the winner. These situations only take place in community card games and other wild card events. A full house is usually made up of a single pair and a three-of-a-kind card combination.

Players usually call these cards depending on the contents of a full house. A poker hand that has a J, J, J, 3 and 3 would appropriately be called jacks over threes, jacks full of threes or jacks full. The full house is indeed a tough hand to beat in the game of poker. Having such hand would instantly mean a major victory for some players. The lower poker hands that succumb to the power of a full house include a pair, a two pair, a three-of-a-kind, a straight and a flush.