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How do you play Badugi? Is it like 7Stud Low? By this I mean there's a 7Stud hi, hi/lo, and then would Badugi be the low only version? What are the hands also, are the hands the same as 2-7 Triple draw, with 2,3,4,5,7 being the nuts? Are aces played low or high? Do straights count? Flushes? Thanks in advance!
4th March 2014, 12:00 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
You get dealt 4 cards after which there's a betting round.
Goal obv is to make a good hand in which you want to make a hand with 4 cards in different suits and of different value (called a Badugi).
You want these cards to be as low as possible.
An ace is low, so the best hand (nuts) is a badugi A234, so all different suits.
Next best hand is A235 different suits and so on.
Actually the highest card counts, so a badugi 2345 is better than badugi A236.
There are 3-drawing rounds (and bettingrounds after each draw) to try to make a better hand and obv, after these drawingrounds the best hand wins the pot.
If noone made a badugi, the best (read lowest) 3-hand wins.
This means 3 non-paired cards of different suits, so if noone has a badugi, A23 in differrent suits is the best hand.
Hope this helps you a bit, but a search on the net will give you much more detailed information.
4th March 2014, 12:50 PM
Poker at: Bovada
I'm sorry but I meant Razz.
Originally Posted by CrockPot
How do you play Razz? Is it like 7Stud Low? By this I mean there's a 7Stud hi, hi/lo, and then would Razz be the low only version? What are the hands also, are the hands the same as 2-7 Triple draw, with 2,3,4,5,7 being the nuts? Are aces played low or high? Do straights count? Flushes? Thanks in advance!
Razz is a form of stud poker that is normally played for ace-to-five low (lowball poker). The object of Razz is to make the lowest possible five-card hand from the seven cards you are dealt. In Razz, straights and flushes do not count against the player for low, and the ace usually plays low. Thus, the best possible Razz hand is 5-4-3-2-A, or 5 high, also known as "the wheel" or "the bicycle". Deuce-to-seven Razz is also sometimes played. Razz is featured in the mixed game rotation H.O.R.S.E. as the "R" in the game's name.
(says 7 card stud in the link but its about FL Badugi)
Thanks but I meant Razz not Badugi when I originally wrote this thread.
11th March 2014, 11:02 PM
In the best Badugi hand is 1234 and each of different suits.
A Of Spades
2 From hearts
3 From Floes or spades
that would be the best combination.
Now Raz is the easiest
1234567 is the best hand regardless of suit (heart, diamond, flower or clubs)
I dealt 7 cards and you choose the 5 emjores.
if none complete the 5th best combiancionde 1-8 then follow 9 or 10 so to choose the one with the best combination of 5 cards of lesser value.