## Seven Card Stud Low Razz Strategy

The object of Seven-(Hard Stud Low, or Razz, i s to make the worst hand possible! Razz is dealt j ust like basic Seven-Card Stud, b ut the object, oddly enough, i s t o make the l owest hand. In Razz, flushes and straights don't count against you (that is, they have no value). But pairs and trips are bad (because it is harder t o make a five-card low hand with them). Aces are considered low. I n Razz, t he best possible low hand is 5-4-3-2-A, which is called a wheel. The second-best possible low hand is a six: perfect, or 6-4-3-2-A. The chart on page 291 shows a list of the best possible l ow hands i n order

You wiil eventually figure out that it isn't that hard to discern which low hand i s best i n close c ases. A seven-five low (7-5-x-x-x) i s l ower t han a seven-six: low (7-6-x-x-x). A seven-six-five-three low (7-6-5-3-x) i s lower than a seven-six-five-four l ow (7-6-5-4-x). Figuring out the best low hand is j ust a matter of

The Best Low Hands from Best to Worst ^^