Basic Rules for Poker Games : How to Play Razz Poker

Basic Rules for Poker Games : How to Play Razz Poker


Another game people like to play is called
Razz. Now Razz is a seven card stud game but
the difference is in Razz, the lowest hand
wins. There’s no high-low split, there is
strictly the lowest hand. Again, it is dealt
just like seven stud, so let’s see how this
game plays out. Each player will receive two
down cards from the dealer, this is followed
by a third card that comes face up, and this
is what starts the first betting round. Again,
the lowest card showing will start the betting
round; the lowest card showing is a two. After
the betting round is over, the dealer will
then deal four straight to each player. Keeping
in mind this is a low game, the best low hand
you can have is ace, two, three, four, five,
and that is regardless whether the cards are
suited or not. Once four straight is dealt
our, betting will start with the best hand.
Now in this case since we are dealing with
a low game, the six deuces is the best hand,
they will start the betting. Once the betting
round is over, the dealer then deals fifth
straight to each player. It just so happens
this player still has the best hand, with
the ten six deuce, a pair of tens here, king
high here and a king high over there, so the
ten six deuce will start the betting, once
that betting round is over, the dealer will
then deal the last card face up to each player
called sixth street. Once the sixth street
is dealt out, the betting round will start,
again the best low hand is here, when that
betting round is over, the dealer will then
deal the last card face down, also commonly
referred to as down and dirty. This is followed
by the final betting round, again the betting
starts here and goes around the table. Once
the betting round is over, the player then
looks at their seven cards and then uses their
best five cards that they have to make the
lowest hand that they can possibly make. The
lowest hand wins the pot, and that is how
Razz is played.

12 thoughts on “Basic Rules for Poker Games : How to Play Razz Poker”

  1. If i had a hand, 2-2-2-2-3-3-3……… is that good or is having doubles bad and also lets say i have A-K-K-2-3-4-5 .. let me know about those two hands and what they mean and how the win is determined to another hand.

  2. how can A2345 be the best lowest hand, its a straight right?? hands like 3322A would be better lower hands cuz only 2 pair. or am i saying strange things, this is the first vid i ever saw about razz ;p

  3. Hey dude, Hi-card is forced to open on third street, after that the lowest hand (high hand for razz) starts the betting.

  4. nope, this is all wrong. In Razz the high card after the cards are dealt has to post the bring in. Aces are high, the best hand is 75432 suits don't matter. Dude get your fucking shit straight. But not in Razz cause then you lose.

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