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The table cards were Q,Q,9,9,4

All four suits were on the board.

Player one had Q,3.

Player two had 9,8.

Which player wins?

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QQQ99 wins over QQ999, so Player 1 gets it.

When comparing two full-houses, the higher triple wins; if both players have the same triple then the higher pair wins. If both players have the same triple and the same pair, then they split the pot.

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So many short explanations of poker hands leave out details like this. – Sparr Dec 11 '13 at 18:09
@Sparr This is such a big thing I wouldn't call it a detail. Knowing if you have the best hand must be considered quite basic and mandatory for explaining anything about the game. Guides omitting stuff like this isn't half decent. – AndSoYouCode Dec 12 '13 at 15:52
@AndSoYouCode A lot of people are introduced to poker only by learning the ranks of the different hands. I've seen multi-page rule sets and introductions that don't get into how to differentiate between different full houses. – Sparr Dec 12 '13 at 16:24
@Sparr We'll, that makes me sad... Good thing we have boardgames at stackexchange! – AndSoYouCode Dec 13 '13 at 7:50

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