The goal of Razz Poker is to win the pot with the worst possible hand. This is done by making the best five-card combination you can with a minimum of two cards.
You can play the game on both online and offline. However, there are some differences in rules and strategy. Some operators have mobile poker apps that you can use on the go.
You are dealt three cards when you first start the game. These are the upcards, which give you a good idea of how your opponent’s hand is playing. Usually, players will fold three-card starting hands higher than eight.
In each round, you are required to pay an ante. This amount varies depending on the limit of the game. It can be as little as 1/10 to as much as a half of the small bet.
When you’re ready to act, you are first dealt the lowest exposed hand. For the final betting round, you are dealt the highest up card. Generally, you are required to pay the bring-in, which is a mandatory bet.
One important thing to remember when playing Razz is to always be aware of what other players are showing. That’s why you need to keep track of what cards are discarded and shown. Also, stealing antes is a big part of playing the game.
Unlike most games, you are not required to make a qualifying hand in order to win. You can call or raise a bet when you feel your hand has a chance of winning.