What is Razz in Poker?

Razz is a Stud poker variant that is often played in a fixed limit game. It is similar to Seven Card Stud but has different rules. You need to know the betting structure and hand rankings to play it well.

To play, you start with a small bet. The size of the bet is usually a fraction of the ante. If a player folds, you can check or call.

The first betting round occurs after the first three cards are dealt. On this round, the first player to act is the player with the weakest upcard. If you are the first to act, you have the option to check or fold.

After the first betting round, players are dealt one more card. This is the fifth card. During the fifth street, a player’s fourth card is exposed.

The highest suit is hearts, the next is clubs, and the lowest is diamonds. When multiple players have the same high card, the second highest card determines the winner.

A premium hand is a three-card starting hand with coordination. A pair of Aces is a very strong hand. Similarly, a big pair with a strong kicker is also a premium hand.

When you have an Ace in your hand, it is a hole card for the player to the left of you. Your opponent has a 74% chance to beat your cards. However, if you hold an Ace, you can’t call.

Alternatively, you could raise. That way, you can “complete” your bet to the ante.