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?


1 Answer 1


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.

Note that all suits are equal in Poker - the ranking of suits from games such as Bridge and Five Hundred have no bearing on evaluating Poker hands.

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    So many short explanations of poker hands leave out details like this.
    – Sparr
    Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 18:09
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    @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. Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 15:52
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    @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
    Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 16:24
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    @Sparr We'll, that makes me sad... Good thing we have boardgames at stackexchange! Commented Dec 13, 2013 at 7:50

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