lowest hand wins the pot. The format is similar
to seven-card stud high, except the high card
(aces are low) is required to make the forced
bet on the first round, and the low hand acts
first on all subsequent rounds. Straights and
flushes have no ranking, so the best possible
hand is 5-4-3-2-A (a wheel). An open pair does
not affect the betting limit.
seven-card stud rules apply in razz except as
The lowest hand wins the pot. Aces are low, and
straights and flushes have no effect on the low
value of a hand. The best possible hand is 5-4-3-2-A.
The highest card by suit starts the action with
a forced bet. The low hand acts first on all subsequent
rounds. If the low hand is tied, the first player
clockwise from the dealer starts the action.
Fixed-limit games use the lower limit on third
and fourth streets and the upper limit on subsequent
streets. An open pair does not affect the limit.
The dealer announces all pairs the first time
they occur, except pairs of facecards, which are
provided by Bob Ciaffone via ROBERT'S RULES OF