Originally Posted by silverslugger33
Can anyone explain to me how to play? I tried to look it up online and it still didn't really make sense. If you want to discuss strategy, that's fine, but mainly I just want to know how to play.
Actually, it's badugi <sp>
It's a cross between razz and 2-7 draw.
Best hand is A,2,3,4 of 4 suits. Any 4 cards of 4 suits is a 'badugi' as long as there are no pairs. You need 4 'different' cards of 4 'different' suits. Suit 'rank' has no bearing. Identical hands are a split pot.
An ace is low only. If none of the showdown hands have a 4 card badugi, the win goes to next lowest hand. A 3 suited A,5,6,x beats a 3 suited 2,5,6,x (the ace is lower than the 2). Similarly, a 3-suited 10,J,Q,x beats a 3-suited A,2,K,x (the Q is lower than the K). Make sense?
You are dealt 4 cards and get 3 draws to make a 'badugi'. Like most draw games, you can stand pat each round of betting or discard from 1 to 4 cards, always working toward the 4 suited non-paired cards.