3 pair is not a poker hand, the other player had a better 2 pair (Qs and 3s is better than 7s and 4s). Learn about poker hands and values in games available at PokerStars, including One pair: Two cards of a matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. Third Pair. Noun. A pair made with a pocket card and the third-highest community card. EXAMPLE: "After the turn I still only had third pair, so I folded." APPLIES.