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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Pair

  1. Noun

    A hand containing two cards of the same value, such as Qs-Qh-4c-Js-7d; the hand ranking immediately below a two pair and immediately above a high card. When multiple players have a pair, the winner is determined using the pair with the highest card value.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I had a pair of Queens but lost to two pair."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Noun

    Any two cards of the same value, including cards that are used to make a hand that is higher ranking than a single pair.

    EXAMPLE: "I had a full house -- three Queens and a pair of Jacks."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  3. Verb

    To be dealt a card that is the same value as a card that one currently holds; to complete a pair.

    EXAMPLE: "I paired Aces on the river."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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