Razz

 

Razz


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 five-card possible hand from the seven cards you are dealt. In Razz, straights and flushes do not count against you for low, and the ace always plays low.

Razz uses the 'Ace to Five' or 'California' system for ranking low hands. Straights and flushes do not count against a hand, and aces are low, so the best possible hand is a "wheel": 5, 4, 3, 2, A.

Rules for Playing Razz

Before a game of Razz begins, all players ante a nominal amount (the exact amount depends on the game, and is displayed in the table's title bar). Each player is dealt two hidden hole cards and one exposed card. The player with the highest exposed card is the "bring-in", and is forced to make another nominal bet or a full small bet (again, the exact size of the bring-in depends on the game). Action continues clockwise around the poker table until betting is complete for the round