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Postby Honte1990 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:09 pm

can somebody explain me  the low hand A,2,3,4,5  strongest but  i m confuse with the rest   ty
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Postby Theirthe » Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:48 am

OK in hi/lo. The low hand is the best 5 cards 8 or under. A 2 3 4 5 is the best lo. A 5 6 7 8 is a lo but a very bad one. In high it is like regular poker. The best 5 cards win.
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Postby Coveress » Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:29 am

It is determined by your highest low card! The lower that card is the better! If there is a tie it goes to the next card!

A234-5 *

The 5 wins because it is less than 6! or..


The 7 is less than 8


The 7 is less than 8

( *winners)

Here the 7and 6 are tied, but the 3 is less than the 5!

Hope this helps!
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Postby Hationizing » Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:14 am

If you are referring stud/8 or omaha hi/lo then what the previous to gentleman told you is correct.  These games are probably your biggest money makers in the beginning of your poker career simply because not that many people understand the games or even better the complexities involved.  The only piece of advice I can give here is that you should always shoot for the low side of the pot as there are much better scooping opportunities.  Also beware of split lows as that is a -EV outcome and should be avoided at all cost.  You are actually better off dumping your hand instead of trying to capture a quarter of the pot.  Even if you know you have the nut low and suspect that one of your two other opponents has the same nut low, just dump and move on.
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ty everybody

Postby Honte1990 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:22 pm

ty everybody now it s clear for me i was taking the problem the wrong way  ..     happy new year to every one

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