If you are bored playing five card stud poker and wants to make some change to the game then you can play Lowball Poker surely. This game is similar to five-card stud poker except the fact that the winner should have lowest cards. This game is quite interesting and you can understand it without facing much difficulty. If you think that getting low cards would be an easy task then you need to think again. Getting small cards is equally difficult as getting high cards and thus you should try out this game with your family and friends.
Here are mentioned a series of steps that should be followed if you want to play Lowball Dewabet.
Firstly, you should collect players whom you want to play with. Make sure that everyone is sitting comfortably around the table. Keep a deck of playing cards handy before starting the game.
Another thing to do is to put blinds into the game. Small blind and big blind should be placed face down.
After putting blinds into the game, the dealer starts to deal five cards to each player present on the table. It should be kept in mind that all cards should be dealt face down so that each player can see only his/her own cards.
After looking at the cards at the table, you should decide whether to fold or call depending on your cards. It is also important to remember that no player has been awarded with betting right from the start. Thus, it is necessary to consider the cards, the dealer’s hand and other factors related to the game before you can answer whether you will play or not.
Once all the players have taken their decisions, the dealer should throw out three cards to all the players on the table. It is necessary to remember that no one has been awarded with betting before the games started and thus no one has any idea about what the cards that the dealer has in store.
After the game has started and players have made their decisions, the dealer should throw out a fourth card to all the players on the table and it should be placed face up. The players can then make their bets starting from the four placed cards that they have in their hand. If you want, you can increase the amount of your bet but when you are out of chips, you should immediately stop playing. This is the most important thing to remember while playing Lowball Poker.
Let us now understand how this game is played.
Firstly, from the set of cards that we placed in front of you, you should throw out the ones that are not favorable to you, those cards which you think cannot win the game for you. Keep a card that is favorable to you and throw away the unfavorable ones.
The next step is to keep throwing the cards away one by one. If at any point you win, then you should no longer keep that card and it should be made use of again. As you are throwing them away one by one, you should make sure that you do not introduce any change to the pattern of the throws, otherwise, the game will not be deemed valid.
The players who have aces make the highest number of raises in order to have a chance to win the game. The players with small pairs make small raises and the players with pocketfuls of cards make larger raises. You also have to remember that depending on the set of cards that you will be getting, you will be having a free card. This means that you are not required to bet when you have a set of cards in your hand.
Once you decided on which cards you want to discard, do not place the cards in the discard pile. The game will be considered invalid if you do so. The players can however decide to surrender, in which case, half of the pool’s chips will be given to those players who willingly give up even their low cards. This is known as half way.
A variation of Lowball Poker is known as half to full table. In this variation, half of the table is discarded and the rest is given to players who have not folded.
Once the game is over, the cards should be gathered into the discard pile. This is to prevent cheating. After that, the high cards should be collected. The rest of the cards, depending on the variation being played, would be put on the table. This variation is quite similar to the standard game of poker.
Afterwards, the top card of the deck would be placed face up.