Three of Kind consists of three cards of two side cards and three cards of a similar rank. The player with the highest kicker triumphs in the situation of a draw. The player with the highest second kicker wins if the kicker is similar.

Three of a kind is the 6th on the list **poker hand rankings**. It is stronger than Two Pair and lesser than Straight and all other higher cards.

#### Set vs Trips

What is the difference between the “set” and “trips”? A set is having a pocket pair and getting a third on the flop. For example, you have a pair of 10♦10♣ in your hand, which is matched with another 10♥ on the board. Trips is having one card in your hand, such as a seven, and getting two more on the flop. For example, there is a pair of 9 on board 9♥9♦6♠, and you hold another 9♣ in your hand.

#### Three of a Kind Hand variations

What are the possibilities of 3 of a Kind hands combinations in a 52 card deck? Can you believe that there are 54,912 possible Three of a Kind hand ranking combinations and 858 distinct ranks of Three if a Kind hand ranks.

Few examples of Three of a kind are given below,

K♥K♦K♠A♠Q♠

Q♠Q♦Q♣A♣J♥

9♦9♣9♥5♥2♥

4♦4♣4♥5♥9♥

As I mentioned above the player with the highest kicker triumphs in the situation of a draw. Find out the highest ranking hands from the below-given examples,

A♥A♦A♠J♠Q♠

A♠A♦A♣K♣J♥

A♦A♣A♥9♥4♥

#### Three of a Kind Hand Probabilities

The probability of getting Three of a Kind is calculated as below.

There are 2,598,960 unique poker hands. Of those, 54,912 are three of a kind. Therefore, the probability of being dealt three of a kind (P3) is:

P3 = 54,912 / 2,598,960 = 0.021128451138

In stud poker, players get three of a kind about one time in every 47 deals.

#### The Poker Hands Ranking are listed below,