**The odds of flopping a full house with a pocket pair is 0.98% or 1 in 102**

Definition of Full House (also known as a Boat or Full Boat) –

**Three cards of one rank and two cards of another. (I.e. three of a kind and a pair made at the same time).**

Example – **AdAhAsKcKh**

Aces Full of Kings the strongest Full House hand in poker and is also referred to as “Aces Full”.

**Odds of Making a Full House on the Flop**

Full Houses are rare in poker. Hitting on the flop is hence not a common occurrence.

Odds of flopping a Full House with any starting hand = 0.14%

Odds of flopping a Full House with any unpaired hand = 0.09%

Odds of flopping a Full House with a pocket pair = 0.98%

To put that into context;

A pocket pair will hit a Full House roughly once every 100 flops. An unpaired hand will hit a Full House once every 1,000 flops. Ignoring the exact starting hand, we should expect to flop (on average) one Full House for every 714 flops we see.

Assuming about 25% of our holdings see a flop, we should expect to flop a Full House **once every 2,857 hands.**

Of course, the above calculation is just an average, sometimes we’ll flop more often, other times less frequently.

The odds of making a Full House *or better* should not change drastically, because there simply aren’t that many better hands than a Full House.

Odds of flopping a Full House *or better* with any starting hand = 0.17

Odds of flopping a Full House *or better* with AKo = 0.1%

Odds of flopping a Full House *or better* with T9s = 0.12%

Odds of flopping a Full House *or better* with 88 = 1.22%

We can see that a pocket pair is by far our best shot at being able to make a Full House or better, hitting roughly 10 times as often as unpaired hands.