Originally Posted by ZZFLOP
"Sample hand: Ac 2c 3d 4h"
"When you have successive low cards you have protection against a card that counterfeits your low hand when one or even two of your low cards come out."
"Example: you have A-2-7-9 and the board is 3-4-8, at this moment you have the best low hand but if a 2 comes on the turn your low hand is A-2-3-4-7 but it is not longer the nut low.
If your opponent has A5 he has the nut low and nut high.
What I don't get is say I played with the "sample hand A 2 3 4", what is "the protection" they talk about ?
Unless you don't understand the example itself, it answers your question. It is 'protection' or 'insurance' that if one of the cards you are holding hits the river, that you will still have the nut low. You have A234 - Flop comes 578 - if a 3 turns
, you are still good. If an ace rivers
, you are still good with your 24.
Btw, what flint meant to say was "If a 2 falls on the turn or river your low is no good
" (not "now
Edit: KD beat me to it. I believe you're right.