Lowball Draw (Offered at: WSOP)
In lowball draw games,
the hand rankings are essentially reversed, so the "worst" hand wins. There are two common styles of determining the
In 2-7 Lowball (sometimes called Kansas City Lowball), straights and flushes count against
you, and aces are always high. So the best possible hand is 2-3-4-5-7, with
at least two different suits.
In A-5 Lowball (or California Lowball),
straights and flushes are ignored, and aces count as low. The hand with the
lowest unpaired cards wins, and the best possible hand is A-2-3-4-5.
Lowball draw games may be played no-limit - with one round of betting, one
draw, another round of betting, and a showdown. Or they may be played with
fixed limits. Fixed limit lowball games are typically Triple Draw. As the name implies, there are three
opportunities to draw, and there's a betting round between each.