Two Pair is just as it sounds – Two Pairs of the same numbers and 1 other Kicker card. A Pair of Jacks and 9’s with a 5 Kicker would beat any Two Pair which has Pairs lower than Jacks, any hand that has a Pair of Jacks and the other pair are lower than 9’s and any Two Pair with Jack’s and 9’s that has a Kicker card lower than a 5.

Two pair is the 7th on the list **poker hand rankings**. It is stronger than **Pair** and lesser than **Three of a Kind** and all other higher cards.

The player who has the highest kicker triumphs in the case of the similar matching rank.

#### Two Pair Hand variations

Poker can be a fun card game for the family, or a serious competitive game but it can be called it as a game where skill wins. Take a look at the variations of Two Pair hands.

Do you know, there are 123,552 possible Two Pair combinations and 858 distinct ranks of Two Pair hands in a 52- card deck. Always each Two Pair is ranked first by its highest pair, then by its second-highest pair and lastly by its kicker.

Take a look at the few examples of two pair

A♠A♣ K♥K♦Q♠

Q♠Q♦K♣K♥10♥

J♠J♦10♣10♥9♥

A♠A♣ 9♥9♦K♠

K♦K♣10♥10♣A♥

#### Two Pair Hand Probabilities

The probability of getting Two Pair is calculated as below.

There are 2,598,960 unique poker hands. Of those, 123,552 are two pair hands. Therefore, the probability of being dealt two pair is:

P(2 - pair) = 123,552 / 2,598,960 = 4.754 ⋅10−2 or 1 in 21.

In stud poker, players get two pair about one time in every 21 deals.

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