This is a discussion on The Wheel within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; so why do they call it the wheel?
After reading a post yesterday I was unsatisfied with the definitions given about the origin. This is the
so why do they call it the wheel?
After reading a post yesterday I was unsatisfied with the definitions given about the origin. This is the most reasonable explanation I could come up with.
is called a wheel because in hi-lo it wins both ways. The hi is not the nuts but it will win most of the time. the low is the nuts and round and round you go winning all the way.
What do you peeps think?
3rd January 2009, 2:19 AM
Online Poker at: bodog
I guess you peeps don't play any hi-lo
It can be profitable if you know what you are doing
hint: If you don't know what a scoop is you shouldn't be playing
4th January 2009, 10:20 AM
Poker at: BOL, ACR
Game: NL Hold'em
Tried to play it once while simultaneously reading an online tutorial. Needless to say, I was bad, but I learned about trying to scoop the pot and which hands you might want to play or not. My second half hour wasn't too bad, compared to the first one. Lol.
I seem to remember running into an explanation of wheel that matches yours.
4th January 2009, 11:35 AM
Online Poker at: Full Tilt
re: Poker & The Wheel
It is not just in stud hi/lo the term wheel is used. In razz the wheel is the nuts, because the game is simply the low part of stud hi/lo there is no reward for the high hand. And as you say, in stud hi/lo you have the nut low, but most likely the high also.
It is just defined as A 2 3 4 5 in a low game with ace being low (as opposed to 2/7 lowball).
4th January 2009, 3:05 PM
Poker at: full tilt
Game: razz & horse
"There is a small story behind the term wheel being allotted to the Ace hand A-2-3-4-5. Though there are many designs of 52 deck cards available now, initially there were only the red and white designed cards. There used to be a small wheel in the center design of all the cards. The term wheel has been given in dedication as a matter of honoring that particular wheel pattern which had been long in existence in 52 deck cards."