Definition of Set

What does the term "set" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "set" in poker?

In poker, a "set" occurs when you make three-of-a-kind using two of your hole cards and one card on the board.

For instance, let's say that you are playing in a local cash game at your favorite casino.

You are dealt pocket Twos and decide to make a pre-flop call after a raise from somebody in early position.

The flop comes 2-4-8, which gives you a "set of Twos".

The meaning of the term Set is illustrated to complement the article.

You may hear the term "trips" used to describe a set as well, though trips is slightly different.

If you held A-2 and the flop came 2-2-4, then you would be said to have "trip Twos".


A set is a very strong hand in most poker variants, including Texas Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha.

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