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:
This hand is known as aces full of sevens. Any full house with three aces is known as aces full. The 7♠ 7♥ 7♦ A♠ 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).