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Seven-Card Stud Low or "Razz" Poker Rules

How to Play Razz Poker


Razz is a seven-card stud poker game where instead of the highest hand winning, the lowest or worst hand wins the pot.

The lowest hand in Razz is A-2-3-4-5, because straights and flushes don't count against a hand being low, and aces are counted as low. The ace to five straight is also called "the bike" or "the wheel," and is the best possible low hand.

Here are the 10 best razz poker hands or the best low poker hands.

Unlike split-pot hi-lo games like Omaha, Razz doesn't have an "eight or better" component to it's play. In an hi-lo eight-or-better game, the winning low hand cannot have a card higher than 8 in it to count as a low hand -- but since Razz is a game with only a low hand winning, any hand can win, including hands with low pairs. However, while this is possible, it's highly unlikely, and most winning Razz hands will not have a pair in them.

Further reading:

--How to Play Seven-Card Stud
--What is Hi-Lo?

--The 10 best low poker hands

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