Razz (Seven Card Stud Low)

Razz (Seven Card Stud, played for a low price only) is a poker game in which the best Ace to Five junior pokers win the pot. In Razz, players are dealt seven cards throughout the hand, but use the bottom hand of each player’s top five cards to determine the winner. Please note that unlike Seven Card Stud Hi / Lo or Omaha Hi / Lo, Razz does not require ‘eight or more’ to win the pot.

Razz ranks low hands using the ‘Ace to Five’ or ‘California’ system. Straight and redness are not counted in the hands, and Aces are always lower, so the best chance is a ’round’: 5, 4, 3, 2, A. Ranked up to strong (# 12, nut):

3, 3, 3, 5, 5
K, K, 4, 3, 2
2, 2, 7, 6, 5
A, A, T, 9, 8
K, Q, J, T, 9
K, Q, J, T, 7
9, 8, 7, 6, 5
9, 7, 6, 5, 3
9, 7, 6, 5, A
6, 5, 4, 3, 2
6, 4, 3, 2, A
5, 4, 3, 2, A

Note that a unique low hand is always ranked down from the highest card. For example, hand # 10 is called “Low Six”, so the highest card is Six. Hand # 9 is “Under Nine” and Hand # 5 is “Under the King”. In poker parlance, you differentiate by lowering your hand down, so the # 11 hand is called the “Six-Four Party” and it gives the hand # 10, the “Six-Five Lower” stroke.

Razz rules of play


Before the start of the Razz game, all players are given a nominal size (the exact size depends on the game and appears in the title bar of the table). This is the amount of money on hand. For example, in a game with a $ 1 / $ 2 limit, the ante will be $ 0.15.

Third Street

Each player is dealt three cards, two hidden hole cards, and one up. In Razz, the player with the highest open card is the ‘bringer’ and is forced to start the action. They must place a different denomination bet (again, the amount brought depends on the game) or, if they choose, they must place a full bet on the lower bet. Continue clockwise along the poker table until the bet is completed on the wheel.

Fourth Street

Each player will receive another open card called “Fourth Street”. The first player to act is the player with the strongest (lowest) open hand. As a rule, this player can check or bet. This amount will be a low bet ($ 1 / $ 2 per game $ 1). There is a betting circle.

Fifth Street

Each player receives another open card called “Fifth Street”. Again, the first person to act is the least player with the exposed card. For example, if an eight-foot-tall player shows Devin and the Queen as the only other players in his hand, he will act first. Eight tall players can check or place bets on more bets.

Starting with Fifth Street, all bets and additions to the rest are big bets (e.g., $ 1 / $ 2 per game $ 2).

Sixth Street

Each player receives another open card called ‘Sixth Street’. Again, the first person to act is the least player with exposed cards. There is a betting circle.

Seventh Street (or Main)

Now each player knows the player who took the seventh and final card, dealt it to the front, and dealt the card. As in previous streets, the first person to play is the player with the lowest poker rating on exposed cards. There is a final round of betting, and if more than one player is left, we reach the Showdown.

Showdown - Determining the winner

If there is more than one player left at the end of the final bet, the last participant or rebel to show their cards. If no bet is made in the final round, the player with the earliest seat will show the card first (Seat 1, then Seat 2, etc.). The other hands involved in the showdown appear clockwise around the table.

The Ace to Five player with five cards wins the game. (Unlike Seven Card Stud Hi / Lo and Omaha Hi / Lo), keep in mind that there is no ‘equalizer’; The best little hand wins the whole pot. After handing over the bowl to the best party, Razz is ready to play a new game.

If two or more hands have the same meaning, divide the container equally. There is no claim priority for the purpose of rewarding the container.

Player betting options

Like other poker in the Stud, the possible actions are ‘bend’, ‘check’, ‘bet’, ‘call’ or ‘raise’. Exactly what options are available depends on the actions taken by previous players. If no one has made a bet yet, the player can check or refuse to bet, but leave the card) or place a bet. If a player bets, the next player can fold, call, and raise. The call corresponds to the previous player’s bet. The raise will not only match the previous bet, but will also increase. Betting and growth of limit games are at a predetermined amount.

Additional Razz rules and conditions

  • To determine which razz to bring, the card’s rank is broken by the suit, and the order of shovels, hearts, diamonds, and bats is determined from top to bottom. Because the top suit is brought, if the Queen of Hearts and the Queen of Diamonds appear at the beginning of the hand, the Queen of Hearts will be able to bring it if the Queen shows the highest card. (This rule does not determine the rating of equal people on the Note and Showdown.)
    If the player with the highest card on Third Street can’t make the required bet because everyone is already included, move clockwise to the next player on the table, regardless of value. that player’s exposed card.
    The breeding game is played with eight players, but there are only 52 cards in the deck, so the cards can be dealt before the Seventh Street is dealt. In this very rare case, a single “community card” is placed on the front of the table and shared by all other players.

Other breeding options

Only high-playing Seven Card Stud- is available on PokerStars. PokerStars offers Seven Card Stud Hi / Lo . In this version of the Stud, the container is divided between a high hand and a ‘eight or more’ low hand that best meets the requirements.

Learn how to play Razz for free

If you know Stud Poker well, you can get Razz very quickly must be. If you don’t know breeding poker at all, we recommend that you first watch the poker game on our free table and experience how the game is played. You are always ready to play at the free poker table at PokerStars so you can hone your skills before playing real money poker. In addition to Razz, we offer many other poker options. See our poker game page for more details. If you have a question about Razz games on PokerStars Email support .