Razz is Seven-Card Stud except the lowest hand wins. The lowball game ignores straights and flushes, but pairs and trips are bad as it becomes harder to create a five card low hand then. 5-4-3-2-A is the best hand and 6-4-3-2-A is the next best one. The highest card by suit starts the action with a forced bet, on the first betting round.
The volume of razz games is quite low today, some high-stakes gambling is done with this game in Vegas. Its popularity is somewhat geographically dependent but it is available online. Razz requires tight play and some feel there is a too large luck element in the game. Nevertheless it is a playful, razz game.
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August 10th, 2005