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Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind

See also: Quads.

A poker hand which contains four cards of one rank, and an unmatched card of another rank. A Four of a Kind can only be beaten by a higher Four of a Kind or a Straight (Royal) Flush. It is impossible to tie while holding a Four of a Kind in non-community card games, but in community card games such as Hold'em it's possible to tie if opponents are holding equal unmatched hands of another rank, also referred to as the kicker.

Example: If you are holding Qh, Qd, Qs, Qc, As you are definitely holding a four-of-a-kind, a nut hand.

Created by Jack Sawyer on 29 Oct, 2009
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