Kansas City lowball

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In the family of Lowball Poker, Kansas City lowball is the most common variant of the Triple draw poker.

Description of Deuce to Seven

Deuce to Seven is a variant of draw poker that is played in low version according to both versions.

The first, the Kansas City lowball single draw includes two betting rounds and a draw.

The second, the Kansas City lowball triple draw is the most played and alternate four betting rounds and three draws.

Principle of Deuce to Seven

Being a low hand game, this variant of draw poker game aims to be the combination of the five lowest cards to win the pot. In other words, it is the hand in the lowest value, compared to other traditional poker hands possible, which is the strongest!

Rules of Deuce to Seven

Consider in particular the rather unusual rules governing the Kansas City lowball triple draw.

As mentioned previously, Deuce to Seven is a draw game. This means that each player in each round of betting can exchange 0-5 cards his game if he wants to, then gets the corresponding number of new cards. This large number of prints and cards that can be exchanged for part of Deuce to Seven brings to cap the number of players to 6.

We recall that the aim of the game is to form the combination of the five lowest possible cards.

The Game of Kansas City lowball

In the game of Deuce to Seven, the usual hierarchy of hands is reversed: the worst combination is that a player can have a royal flush!
However, the best hand in deuce to seven is: As-2-3-4-5-6, it is called the wheel.

In this game, remember that straights and flushes do not count. Don't be mistaken: The King Queen Jack-9, combination is possibly the worst hand.

Distribution of the cards

As is customary in hold'em poker, the player who has the token "button" is the dealer.
The player to his left must bet the small blind, while his second left neighbour carries out the big blind bet equivalent to double the small blind.
The dealer deals five closed private cards to each player, one by one, starting from the left in a clockwise direction. There are currently no community cards on the table.

The First Betting Round

The first betting round begins with the player in the small blind. The principle of the auction is the same as for hold'em. Players have the choice between calling the big blind, raise, that is to say, twice the big blind bet or fold.

The first draw

If they want to, players may exchange as many cards they want, between 0 and 5, to in order to improve their game. Don't forget, the highest cards are the lowest in value.

Second draw

This has the same principle as the first draw. Follow the third betting round, then another draw. Finally, it's time for the fourth and final betting round.

Slaughter or showdown

It is time for the remaining players in the running to reveal their hand to the public: the lowest hand wins the pot.

A question nagging you is how when following consecutive draws, there are enough cards to complete a deal? When this occurs, the package containing the discarded cards is mixed for reuse.

Example of blow at Kansas City lowball

The hand 9-7-5-4-2 is better than 9-7-6-4-3. Indeed, the two players have a 9 and a 7, but the first hand has a 5 which is stronger than the 6 second hand.

Curiously, a combination Ace-King-Jack-10-6 is better in Kansas City lowball than the hand 8-7-6-3-3.