Originally Posted by kcfromhb
On reefer Poker, they offer a Badugi freeroll every day, and the game has me somewhat stymied. On the flop. pre-draw, what would be a good starting hand, and what is a fold hand??? I really don't know much about this game, and I keep getting knocked out VERY early. Any helps or hints on good starting hands would be appreciated. (And this with someone who is fairly good at razz and lowball)..
It's a true half-breed of razz and lowball, on steroids. Don't play on reefer, so don't know if it's single draw or 3 draw, but all the Badugi I've played has been triple draw.
I prefer at least a three suited hand to start, with some low cards, preferrably at least 2 of them 9 or under. If they are 3 suited and 3 are all low (un-suited) it's a great starting/raising hand. You're only drawing to one, or can even bluff with it, hoping to catch the others with a '3 hand'.
An exception is an A,2 or A,3 unsuited, at the right price, leaving a draw of 2. Early in a game, I will seldom stay in a hand with less than 3 unsuited starters.