Originally Posted by DrazaFFT
what a heck is low pot
All hi/lo games are split pot games. Lo will always be the lowest 5 cards where the highest of those 5 cards is below an '8', straights and flushes usually do not count against a low. So an 8,7,6,5,4 xx will lose to a '7 lo' (7,6,5,4,3 xx). The best lo hand will be 5,4,3,2,A. Usually that wheel will win the high pot as well. But just as often, that wheel can be quartered by another wheel, or 2 other wheels, or 3!
Rarely a lo game might play it differently with respect to straights and flushes. 2-7 games make straights a bad thing. the best lo hand there being 7,5,4,3,2 (notice it is not a straight. But I have never seen a Hi/lo game with 2-7 rules for lo.
O8 hands are often split hi/lo, but there will always be a high hand, and not always a low hand even possible. The board must show 3 cards below an 8 for any lo hand to work. So a flop of TTQ eliminates any possibility fr a low hand to split the pot.