What Is A Boat In Poker?

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Last Updated: December 18, 2023

What Is A Boat In Poker

In poker, the term “boat” refers to a full house, a 5-card hand combination that consists of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.

This term is not commonly used in professional poker settings, but it is a popular slang term in more casual games.

The full house is the fourth strongest poker hand combination in most poker variations and is outranked only by four of a kind, the straight flush and the royal flush.

Each full house combination is named by combining the name of the three of a kind with the name of the two of a kind that makes the combination.

All full house combinations are ranked:

  1. Based on the ranking of the three of a kind part of the combination
  2. Based on the ranking of the two of a kind part of the combination

This makes the Aces full of Kings full house the strongest full house combination in poker.

Poker Boat Example:

As Ad Ac Kd Kc  – Aces full of Kings

Ks Kh Kc Ah Ad – Kings full of Aces

7s 7d 7h Js Jd – Sevens full of Jacks

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