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  Ace-to-five low - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ace-to-five low is the most common method for evaluating low hands in poker, nearly universal in American casinos, especially in high-low split games.
Another common notation is calling a particular low hand "smooth" or "rough." A smooth low hand is one where the remaining cards after the highest card are themselves very low; a rough low hand is one where the remaining cards are high.
For low, the joker plays as an ace--the lowest card not in Burt's hand--and his hand also defeats Alice for low, because his low hand is 6-5-4-3-A, lower than her straight six by one notch.
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 Ace-to-six low - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is not as commonly used as the ace-to-five low method, but it is common among home games in the eastern United States, and also common in the United Kingdom (it is the traditional ranking of London lowball, a stud poker variant).
In ace-to-six low, straights and flushes count for high (and are therefore bad), and aces play as the lowest card.
When speaking, low hands are referred to by their highest ranking card or cards.
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 Poker:Basics - Wikibooks
In a high-low split game, typically a low hand must not have any cards ranked higher than eight and no cards must be paired, or it does not count as a low hand.
In ace-to-six low, straights and flushes count for high (that is, they're bad), and the best possible hand is A-2-3-4-6 unsuited, since it's the lowest possible card combination that avoids pairing, straights, and flushes.
Therefore, in deuce-to-seven low, the hand that would make the worst possible high hand in traditional poker is the best possible low hand, and vice versa: a royal flush is the worst possible hand.
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 Gambling Guide > Casino Games > Poker > Rules > Hands > Low Hands
There are three common variations on this idea, differing in whether aces are treated as high cards or low cards, and whether or not Straights and Flushes are used.
Aces are low and straights and flushes are ignored, so the best possible hand is 5-4-3-2-A, called a Wheel.
Low hands tie more frequently than high hands, especially in Community card games, so it is not uncommon for such a hand to win a small fraction of a poker pot.
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 BobDad Poker - Poker Rules and Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In high-low split, each player, using these rules, thus makes a separate five-card high hand and five-card ace-to-five low hand (eight-high or lower to qualify), and the pot is split between the high and low (which may be the same player).
To qualify for low, a player must be able to play an 8-7-6-5-4 or lower (this is why it is called "eight-or-better", or simply "Omaha/8").
In this situation he is often said to be playing his "live" 4, that is, his 4, plus some other low card that matches the board but still makes a low because the one on the board isn't needed.
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 Play Poker Hands FREE @ Partypoker Game.com
Five of a Kind - Only possible when using wild cards; it is the highest possible poker hand.
If more than one hand has five of a kind, the higher card wins (five aces beats five kings, which beat five queens, and so on).
An ace high straight-flush is called a Royal Flush and is the highest natural poker hand.
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 Ace-to-five low -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In ace-to-five low, (A poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)) straights and (A sudden rapid flow (as of water)) flushes are ignored, and aces play as the lowest card.
This is called ace-to-five low because the lowest (and therefore best) possible hand is 5-4-3-2-A, called a (A simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)) wheel or "bicycle".
The perfect hand in such a game is called a "steel wheel", 5-4-3-2-A of one suit, which plays both as perfect low and a (A poker hand with consecutive cards in the same suit) straight flush high.
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 Ace-to-five low   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ace-to-five low is the most common method for Low hands in poker nearly universal in American casinos especially High-low split games.
As in all lowball games pairs and trips are bad: is any hand with no pair defeats hand with a pair; one pair hands two pair or trips etc. No-pair hands compared starting with the highest ranking card as in high poker except that the High hand loses.
For low joker plays as an ace--the lowest card in Burt's hand--and his hand also defeats for low because his low hand is 6-5-4-3-A lower than her straight six by notch.
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 Lowball Poker Rules - Loball Low Ball Deuce to Seven Poker
If the last player wishes to draw five new cards, four are dealt right away, and a card is burned before the player receives a fifth card.
Five cards constitute a playing hand; more or fewer than five cards after the draw constitutes a fouled hand.
Before the draw, if you have fewer than five cards in your hand, you may receive additional cards, provided no action has been taken by the first player to act (unless that action occurs before the deal is completed).
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 Poker hand
Three-card low hands can be ranked by any of the three methods above, although with three cards they become ace-to-three (rather than ace-to-five), deuce-to-five, and ace-to-four.
In games where more than five cards are available to each player, hands are ranked by choosing some five-card subset according to the rules of the game, and comparing that five-card hand against the five-card hands of the other players.
Whatever cards remain after choosing the five to be played are of no consequence in determining the winner.
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 Ace to five low   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ace-to-five low is the most common method for evaluating Low hands in poker, nearly universal in American casinos,especially in High-low split games.
As in all lowball games, pairs and trips are bad: that is, any hand with no pairdefeats any hand with a pair; one pair hands defeat two pair or trips, etc. No-pair hands are compared starting with the highestranking card, just as in high poker, except that the Highhand loses.
For low, the joker playsas an ace--the lowest card not in Burt's hand--and his hand also defeats Alice for low, because his low hand is6-5-4-3-A, lower than her straight six by one notch.
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 Ace-to-five low   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ace-to-five low is the most common method for evaluating Low hand s in poker, nearly universal in American casinos, especially in High-low split games.
In ace-to-five low, Straight s and Flush es are ignored, and aces play as the lowest card.
The next best possible hand is 6-4-3-2-A, followed by 6-5-3-2-A, 6-5-4-2-A, 6-5-4-3-A, 6-5-4-3-2, 7-4-3-2-A, 7-5-3-2-1, etc. When speaking, low hands are referred to by their highest ranking card or cards.
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 Low Hand Ace to Five @ Partypoker Game.com
When speaking, low poker hands are referred to by their highest ranking card or cards.
Frequently a qualifier is required for low (typically 8-high or 9-high).
Some poker hands (particularly small straights and flushes) may be both the low and the high hand, and are particularly powerful (or particularly dangerous if they are mediocre both ways).
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 Draw Poker Rules - Other Variants
Aces and Twos are wild; the infamous "Acey Deucey, One Eyed Jacks, and the Man with the Battleaxe" means that the wild cards are Aces, Twos, the Jacks of Spades and Hearts, and the King of Diamonds.
Because of ace-to-five low values are used a poker hand such as a low straight or flush can win both high and low.
In place of a second betting round and showdown, there is a rollout phase, which begins with the players arranging their five cards in any chosen order and placing them facedown in front of themselves.
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 Deuce-to-seven low   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Deuce-to-seven low is a method for evaluating low hands in poker.
It isn't as commonly used as the Ace-to-five low method.
In deuce-to-seven low, straights and flushes count for high (and are therefore bad).
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 Ace to Five Low poker at The Gamble Doctor
Ace-to-five low is the most common method for evaluating low hands in poker.
The perfect poker hand in such a game is called a steel wheel, 5-4-3-2-A of one suit, which plays both as perfect low and a straight flush high.
For low, the joker plays as an ace - the lowest card not in Burt's hand - and his poker hand also defeats Alice for low, because his low hand is 6-5-4-3-A, lower than her straight six by one notch.
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 Venus Poker - Poker Rules and Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Five-card draw, with no joker, and Deuce-to-seven low hand values is called "Kansas City" or "Low Poker" or even "Billy Baxter" draw in honor of the player who dominated the world championship in the event for many years.
Because ace-to-five low values are used, a hand such as a low straight or flush can win both high and low, called "scooping" or "hogging" the pot.
There is no qualifying hand to win either high or low, and if no one declares in one direction, the full pot is awarded in the other (for example, if all players declare low, the low hand wins the whole pot rather than half).
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 Hand (poker)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An additional hand type, five of a kind, exists when wild cards are used.
There are three methods of ranking low hands, called Ace-to-five low, Deuce-to-seven low, and Ace-to-six low.
Individual card ranks are often used to evaluate hands that contain no pairs or other special combinations, or to rank the kickers of otherwise equal hands.
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 Play Smart Poker - Texas Hold'em Poker, Online Poker Tips, Poker Information, Poker Books, Poker Strategy...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Under unconventional rules, a flush with one or more wild cards in which they play as aces, even if an ace is already present.
Hand of five consecutive cards which are not all the same suit.
In some cases, wildcards can also be used to make five of a kind, a hand that is not possible using the standard 52-card deck.
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 A Way With Words, The Electronic Newsletter of Wordorigins.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ace, n., the highest (or lowest in some games) rank in a deck of cards, via Old French from the Latin as, meaning a unity or a unit.
Ace makes its English debut c.1300 as a dicing term.
dead man's hand, n., a hand consisting of a pair of eights and a pair of aces (sometimes also kings or jacks), 1908, traditionally said to be the hand held by James "Wild Bill" Hickock when he was murdered in Deadwood, Dakota Territory In 1876.
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 Draw Poker - California High Low Draw Poker Rules
California High / Low Split draw poker is played as a standard draw poker game with a single joker, used as a bug.
Played cards speak, that is, players do not declare whether they intend to win the high or low half of the pot (or both); they simply show their cards and the best poker hands win.
Because ace-to-five low values are used, a poker hand such as a low straight or flush can win both high and low, called scooping or hogging the pot.
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 Omaha hold'em - Biocrawler definition:Omaha hold'em - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Europe, "Omaha" still typically refers to the high version of the game, which is very popular in pot limit play.
Before undertaking to learn Omaha, be sure that you are familiar with Texas hold'em as well as with general poker game play and hands, and particularly ace-to-five low hands.
Q♠ can only play 7-5-3-2-A low; even though he has a "live" 3, he must play two low cards from his hand, and so he must play his 7-3, and cannot make a 6-high low hand.
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 Texas Hold 'Em Rules, Omaha Rules, Stud Poker Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Stud games are also typically non-positional games, meaning that the player who bets first on each round may change from round to round (it is usually the player whose face-up cards make the best hand for the game being played).
The cards dealt face down to each individual player are called hole cards (which gave rise to the common English expression ace in the hole, which suggests that one has something valuable that is hidden from view).
It used to be the most popular poker variant in home games across the United States, and in casinos in the eastern part of the country, but because of the strong increase in popularity of Texas hold 'em this might not still be true.
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 Ace's Hardware
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 Encyclopedia: Ace-to-five low   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A straight is a poker hand such as Q♣ J♠ 10♠ 9♥ 8♥, which contains five cards of sequential rank, of varying suits.
There are several actions in poker called declaration, in which a player formally expresses his intent to take some action (which he is then required to perform at a later point).
A straight flush is a poker hand such as Q♠ J♠ 10♠ 9♠ 8♠, which contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit.
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 Poker Scene - Poker Rules and Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Each player can play any two of his four hole cards to make his high hand, and any two of his four hole cards to make his low hand.
A quarter of the pot is not normally sufficient to recover the money you bet, so you would normally fold if you anticipated being quartered.
Likewise, starting with four cards of one suit makes it less likely that you will be able to make a flush.
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 Online Poker Games - Poker Rules Ace to Five Low Poker Hands
Also, A-A-9-5-3 (a pair of aces) defeats 2-2-5-4-3 (a pair of deuces), but both of those would lose to any no-pair poker hand such as K-J-8-6-4.
Frequently a qualifier is required for the low poker hand (typically 8-high or 9-high).
The perfect poker hand in such a game is called a steel wheel, 5-4-3-2-A of one suit, which plays both as perfect low poker hand and a straight flush high.
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 Lowball (Ace-to-Five) - Poker Games - Division of Gambling Control - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Players are dealt five cards face down, in turn, in rotation.
The players who remain in the pot have the option to improve their hand by replacing cards in their hands with new ones.
The best possible low hand is A, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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 Blackjack Seminar Print Page Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LOW CARD CLUMPS: Recognize that clumping the high cards effectively clumps the low cards.
If we add sixes, the dealer can only break on the rare occasion when she gets a 16 and is unlucky enough to draw a six.
The hole card is low just as often as it is high.
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