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Old 12-27-2005, 04:18 PM
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What is meant by Hi Low versus what is meant by 8 or better? Which version is the low like Razz? Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: very basic stud/omaha question

Hi/Lo and 8 or better are the same thing.

Razz is JUST lo.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: very basic stud/omaha question

"8 or better" is specially referring to a qualifier of an 8 or lower. Hi/Lo could mean both hi and a lo with no qualifier. It's uncommon, but possible.

Of course, you'll hear people just say "Omaha Hi/Lo" in which case they're probably referring to "Omaha Hi/Lo Eight-or-better".

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Old 12-27-2005, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for the help. I'm reading Malmuth's Stud for Advanced Players and he makes a distinction between Hi/Lo and 8 or better. I just assumed if you were playing Hi/Lo, that you needed a qualifying low to play low.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:36 AM
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I just assumed if you were playing Hi/Lo, that you needed a qualifying low to play low.

Not necessarily. All Hi/Lo declare games are played without a qualifier.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:44 AM
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Default Re: very basic stud/omaha question

Hey, Kurn, is this usually referred to as "Stud Hi/Lo regular"? I had someone at Wynn mention that they played that in the 10/20 mixed game, and I wasn't sure.

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Old 12-28-2005, 04:27 PM
Kurn, son of Mogh Kurn, son of Mogh is offline
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Default Re: very basic stud/omaha question

I've never heard of a declare game played in a casino. Too hard to police, I think.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:29 PM
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Yeah, I was probably just not listening carefully.

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Old 12-28-2005, 11:14 PM
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High-low regular means no qualifier for low, and no declare.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: very basic stud/omaha question

Well, presumably when Sklansky mentions stud high/low declare in the original Super/System, he's referring to a game found at casinos of the time, right?
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