Razz Poker Rules
Razz Poker is a very new game to the poker world and not many people even know how to play this poker game yet as it hasnâ€™t become as popular as poker games like Texas Holdem. Some of the online poker rooms have been starting to implement Razz Poker rooms into there lobby and the tables have been filling up with potential opponents waiting for action.
Razz Poker is an easy game to learn and if you already know how to play seven card stud then you wonâ€™t even need to learn anything. Razz Poker is the exact same game as seven card stud except for one simple rule change which is that in Razz Poker the lowest possible poker hand wins. The switch from needing a high hand to needing a low hand is what has made this poker game strive in popularity the past few years. Many professional poker players have been playing this game as well because it adds a bit of a change compared to what they are so used too.
Aces are always considered to be low cards in Razz Poker and flushes donâ€™t help you out at all in this poker game. The best possible hand you can have in Razz Poker is A-2-3-4-5. Razz can be played in all forms of stakes and limits including fixed limit, pot limit and no limit, but generally the game will be played in a fixed limit format. In Razz there are five betting rounds with the first two betting rounds equalling the low bet on the table and the final three betting rounds equalling the high bet amount for the table. This means that on a $5/$10 table the first two betting rounds would use $5 opening bet with $5 raises and the last three betting rounds would use $10 with $10 raises.
Just like in seven card stud youâ€™re going to need to put in an ante every single hand which you need to account for when you play this game. There are no blinds, but the ante is generally 25% of the stakes on the table so itâ€™s more costly then just having blinds like in Texas Holdem. Just like in seven card stud when you play Razz there is a full deck of cards used and up to 2-8 players can play the game.
Once every player in the hand has placed the ante into the pot the dealer will deal out three cards to each player. The first two cards are face down and the third card is dealt face up. There is a round of betting at this point in the hand and then the dealer deals out one more face up card to each player. Another round of betting follows and then another face up card is dealt out. Playerâ€™s left in the pot bet again and then the dealer deals out the final face up card to each player. Another round of betting is started now and then the final card is dealt face down to each player left in the pot. After a final round of betting anyone left in the pot will now flip over there hand and the lowest five card poker hand will win.