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We play 5 card draw jacks or better trips ONLY to win.  We had a gentlemen who had a full house and called his hand as trips only and I told him he had a full house and should not win the hand, he said he had trips so he should win. He claims he had a pair of jacks and then was dealt 3 kings so he should win.  I claimed he had to play all 5 cards so therefore he had a full house - we ended up letting him take the pot, but I believe I was correct and want to confirm it.

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I've never heard of trips only, but if that is your rule then I guess he didn't win. This is always a problem with playing games that don't have standardized rules and there will always be arguments. If you learn the rules of standardized games that are played in casinos like Holdem, Stud, and Omaha, these problems won't come up. Other than that it's hard for me to make a ruling on your game since you created it and you decide the rules, but in most poker gmae syou have to play five cards, so I would lean your way.  

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