Let’s look now at the stud perminitation that
is Stud High-Low or Stud Eight or Better.
What does Eight or Better mean? It means that
to take a low hand, the low portion of the
pot. Your hand must have five cards that are
no higher than eight and no pairs. You can
have a flush, you can have a straight, but
you can have no pairs. So a really good low
hand would be six, four, three, deuce, ace.
That’s a good low hand. The very best is a
straight to the five. Ace, deuce, three, four,
five. As long as you have five low cards,
five cards the value of eight or lower and
no pairs you’ve got a qualifying low hand.
Let’s look here at the end of a hand. The
pot is out there. We have this hand versus
this hand. Red chips versus black chips. Red
chips actually has two pair, aces and four,
aces up. The only thing is because of the
fact that he has two pair he can not then
mathematically have a low hand. In addition,
we look over here; we’ve got a low hand and
nothing else. We don’t have a hand that qualifies
for the high hand. So you know high card ace
with a queen – a ten – a eight and a seven,
that’s pretty lousy. But look at this; you
take away the queen and the ten. Eight-seven-six-deuce-ace,
that’s a low hand. Half the pot. So the high
hand, aces and fours and the low, eight to
ace. Each takes half the pot.