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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:23 PM
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POKER QUESTION: I need a ruling
I had a full house - three eights and two queens. Anthony had a full house - three threes and two kings.

Which hand wins and why?

My thinking is that my eights beat his threes, and as they were the majority cards in the full house, that should trump. I am told this is wrong.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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1. His kings beat your queens
That kinda came out misogynist, huh?

But if it's a casual game, the more sober player should win.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:31 PM
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7. that's wrong
but i don't think you were serious.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:34 PM
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9. I've got a lot of money to collect
from my poker buddies then. Sigh.

I was serious about the second part though.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 PM
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2. You win.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 PM
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3. Highest set of trips wins
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:29 PM by johnnie
On edit: That means you. Lol
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:30 PM
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4. this is correct
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:30 PM
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5. you are right
" A Full House, which is also referred to as the boat, is a combination of one three of a kind and one pair. Any ties are decided first with the three of a kind and then if necessary with the remaining pairs."

from: http://www.pokermagazine.com/Poker-Rules/hand_on_poker....
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:30 PM
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6. c'mon wiLL
you shouLd know better by now.

and when can i get in this poker circLe? x(

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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:32 PM
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8. Three eights wins.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:35 PM
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10. oops
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:38 PM by Joan_Alpern
I should have reviewed the rules.

never mind
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:38 PM
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11. Wanna play some poker?
:evilgrin:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:39 PM
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13. sure ...
next time I'm in Ohio ...

but I must warn you - I win a lot of hands.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:40 PM
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15. Of course you win..lol
But you have to play by the real rules. :)
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:44 PM
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18. .
real rules you're on
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:46 PM
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20. LOL
Sounds like fun.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:48 PM
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22. I only play for fun.
and very small amounts of money ...

It's about good company, not about the money.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:52 PM
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27. Yeah, me too
It's been a while for me. I used to have a really good group of people when I was younger. People get married, have kids, screen calls.. you know?.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:58 PM
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31. We switched from poker to bridge.
yeah - I know ...

now there are no Friday night poker games :shrug:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:38 PM
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12. Ante up!
:D
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:40 PM
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14. pot's right
I'm in
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:41 PM
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16. HAHAHAHA!!
Yay! :bounce:

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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:51 PM
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25. so ...
I take it this is a very mobile game ...

Who's turn is it to deal next?
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:52 PM
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26. Chase the Queen, seven card stud.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:00 PM
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32. good way to find out what's wild ...
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:24 PM
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45. I fucking HATE chase the queen
Hate it.

Lost thirty bucks last night on two consecutive hands of that game.

My first hand was four tens. Lost to four kings.

My second hand was four kings. Lost to four aces.

Total crap. Any poker game with wild cards isn't poker.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:42 PM
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17. Y'all just made me about forty bucks
Thanks.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:45 PM
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19. Cool
I'll PM you my address for my cut. Thanks :thumbsup:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:46 PM
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21. good - now I have a question
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:49 PM
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23. If you didn't know the answer to this...
.... you shouldn't be playing for $$$ :)
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:08 AM
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34. I did know
but a question was raised at the table.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:49 PM
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24. You win
The set of three determines the winner. in case of tie, then the pair.

Anyone who says otherwise is wrong.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:02 PM
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33. unLess we're pLaying in germany
if we were in itaLy, then yeah, you'd win... but since we're in germany, i win.

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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 07:25 AM
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36. In case of a tie?
If you're playing 5 card draw there can't be a tie and I suspect that is the game Will is playing...
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:46 AM
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37. Sorry, tend to think of everything in terms
of hold'em.

In fact, I was playing hold'em on line while I typed that. :-)
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:16 AM
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40. Nice
I play myself holdem online a couple of times a month.

Which site do you play on? You play in tourneys? Are you winning or losing?

I play on sportingbet.com... Play toyrnments only. Single and multitable - but I hate a toruney with more than 100 in it cause it takes at least 2 hours to get to the final table :( Also, I play small stakes - like 5 and 10 bucks tourneys.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:29 AM
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43. poker stars
Doing Ok with nickle and dime game, trying to build up to move up a bit.

I am down about ten dollars because I got silly and went into a higher stakes game than my bankroll could sustain, but have built it back up an hour or so a night.

One nice thing is there is no rake on the 05/10 game. Anything higher and a rake kicks in.

I am a very conservative player and am constantly getting killed by idiots who should have folded after the flop hanging on and catching something at the river. But what can you do?

Did some tournies but my conservative style doesn't work as well there. Usually can finish in third out of a table of ten so at least I can make a little money but it can also take an hour and a half to make a profit of just a few bucks that way. Maybe when I get my bankroll decent enough I can try some more of those.

I's a lot of fun but I think I am a long way from making a living at it. I could go play for real down the road but I do not have a poker face. That is the greatest thing about online play. That and being able to ignore the occasional loudmouth. :-)
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:55 PM
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28. Nope
Kings beat queens. If you had 3 queens and he only had two kings, you would win. But regardless of that, his kings override that. Sorry.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:57 PM
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30. I don't think you read the post. It was a full house. The higher trips
wins... in this case, the eights. The pair is inconsequential.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:56 PM
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29. you can only settle this by a fight to the death
sorry, it's on the back of my Bicycle deck.
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chknltl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:15 AM
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35. For my 800th Post.
I wish to thank you Mr. Pitt. I have been equally entertained and enlightened by your material both here and in Truthout. This thread is a prime example of this as I would have sworn that the three eights and two kings to be the better hand.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:47 AM
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38. Well, given that nobody had three eights and two kings...
it wouldn't have won... otherwise it would have. In this case, the three eights and two queens won.

I need to start playing poker with DUers. :)
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chknltl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #38
47. And I need to pay closer attention to details I see.....
....it's always something, thanks for catching that.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:49 AM
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39. Can I sit in with you guys?!
:evilgrin:

You win. The highest set of trips takes it.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:26 AM
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41. eights beat threes
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 11:27 AM by leftofthedial
doesn't matter what the pairs are.

There are no tiebreakers in full houses, unless you are using wild cards.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:26 AM
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42. I thought that said 'PORKER QUESTION'
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 11:27 AM by miss_kitty
It's early here

:D
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:06 PM
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44. You always win based on the set of three, not the set of two.
So you win, because eights beat threes.
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:58 PM
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46. This is the most tricky of all rules..
In this case it does fall to the face cards. the kings would win. That comes from an ex-security man from Sam's Town, Las Vegas Location.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:29 PM
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48. full house
Your 3 eights beats 3 3's anyday....you win



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