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Razz Poker Strategy

Razz poker is lot similar to seven card stud poker; however, the basic difference is that Razz online poker is played for the best low hand as opposed to regular seven card stud poker; therefore the winning hand will be the lowest ranking hand possible. Because flushes and straights might not count versus you, this will make the winning hand to be A-2-3-4-5.

This hand is also known as the “wheel” or the “bicycle”.

In a Razz poker room, the game begins where each player will be paying an ante, which is nothing but a small forced bet and after that each player gets a total of three cards, of which 2 of the cards will be dealt face down and one will be dealt face up. The faced up card is also known as the “door card” this is because this card gives a clue about the kind of hand the opponent player might aim for, this card is used to determine the player who is supposed to make the bring in.

Ante.

Dealing in Razz Poker

2 Downcards and 1 Upcard prior to the first betting round.  In the first betting round, the player with the highest up card makes the bring in.

The player with the highest door card will be make the bring in and in cases, where there are going to be a number of players in the online poker room with the same high door card, then the suit ranking method will be used to decide on the bring in.

The suit ranking used are: Spade is the highest > heart > diamond > club.

First betting round in Razz Online Poker Room

The betting round proceeds right from the player who made the bring in (the highest up card) and it proceeds in the clockwise direction.

Fourth Street Card (fourth card)

After this round another face up card (Fourth street card) will be dealt.

Street numbers refer to the number of cards in the players hands example: 4 cards therefore fourth street.

Fourth Street betting by lowest ranking up card

The game proceeds in the Razz online poker room with subsequent betting rounds.

And the dealing will be done for the players that are still heads up and not for the players who have folded.

Fifth Street card (Fifth card)

After this round another face up card (Fifth street card) will be dealt.

After the fifth card (fifth street card) the betting amount is doubled.

Fifth Street Betting by lowest ranking up card

The game proceeds in the Razz online poker room with subsequent betting rounds.

And the dealing will be done for the players that are still heads up and not for the players who have folded.

Sixth Street card (Sixth card)

After this round another face up card (Sixth street card) will be dealt.

Sixth Street Betting by lowest ranking up card

The game proceeds in the Razz online poker room with subsequent betting rounds.

And the dealing will be done for the players that are still heads up and not for the players who have folded.

Seventh Card dealing (Seventh card)

The last seventh card will be dealt facing down.

Seventh Street Card betting by the player who bet in previous round

The final betting round will begin with the same poker player who began the sixth card betting round.

In the Razz online poker during the showdown the player who has the best 5-card low poker hand out of the seven cards they were dealt makes it to the pot split.

Betting limitations in a Razz poker room online

In Razz poker room online you will be able to play with limit stakes (with predetermined stake, for instance $5/$10) or a pot limit stake (where the maximum betting is limited to the total sum of money in the pot at that point in time).

There is an additional limit of three re-raises in each of the betting rounds in this Razz game for both limit and pot limit stakes.

Hands rank in Razz poker room online

• In Razz poker room online, the hand that wins is the lowest ranking hand.

• Straights and flushes do not work to disqualify the hand.

• Open pairs do not matter, dealer declares the first pair when it occurs.

• Aces are always low.

Points To Remember

• High card makes the beginning bet.

• In the subsequent rounds the lowest up card makes the bet.

• In case of tie, the player first when counted from the dealer makes the betting.

• In limit game, low limit betting in 3rd and 4th streets and double bets there after in 5th, 6th and 7th streets.

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