And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. - Ecclesiastes 4:12 (KJV)An Ace in the pocket is OK -- until the flop comes. As one man told us years ago, eventually it becomes "just another card." Especially if someone else's hole cards connect. "Ace high" can win pots.... but to be honest, not a lot of them.
A pocket pair is even better. You can use it to make pre-flop raises, scaring that speculating opponent with A-8 (for an example) out of a hand. Two matching cards certainly withstand a lone rocket.
But that "threefold cord" can be a sturdy thing. If your pocket pair turns into three of a kind on the flop, your options become quite wide-open. You can check and trap, tempt someone into a betting contest, and even bet your bundle if your chip stack is low.
So cards in threes certainly can please -- and the Bible has a lot of powerful threes for you to consider.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. - I Corinthians 13:13
Love is powerful by itself. After all, God is love (I John 4:8, 16). But faith in a loving God is what's necessary for salvation (Ephesians 2:8) - and hope in God's coming Kingdom and reward provide a reason to live out your love and faith every day.
Looking for "trips" at the poker table can be rewarding. But here's a project for you: how many other "threefold" things can you find in the Bible? Look through the Word of God, make a list - and you might be surprised how strong three can be.