Rules and Strategies

Razz poker plays like seven card stud, except that the lowest hand wins the pot.

Flushes and straights count as low hands and have no effect on the low value of a hand.

The game is played with 2-8 players and everyone will have to pay an ante before any cards are being dealt.

The size of the ante is normally 20% of the minimum bet.

The game begins with each player at the table receiving three cards.

Two cards dealt face down and one card dealt face up.

There are five betting rounds and you get a total of seven cards.

Three of the cards are dealt face down and only for you to see.

Two cards in the first betting round and one in the last betting round.

The player with the highest board card must bring in and start the betting round.

If there are two player�s with identical high cards, than the player to the dealers immediate left brings in.

The best hand possible in razz poker is
A-2-3-4-5, so the best hands to play are any three cards as close to a five low as possible.

Great third street cards are A-2-3, A-2-4, A-2-5, A-3-5, A-3-4, and so on.

Study the other player�s board cards.

If your board card for example is a 6 and all the other players are showing cards higher than 8, than you should bet your hand, regardless of the value of your pocket cards.

The player with the best draw has the best chance of winning the pot, so the strategy of razz poker is the same as with all the other poker games.

Get as much money in to the pot as possible when you are the favourite and have the odds to win it.

The best way to learn the game of Razz poker is to read a few quality poker books, and getting a Turbo poker software program to practice on.