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Badugi: An Introduction

by Kevin Haney |  Published: Mar 11, 2020

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Card Player Magazine, available in print and online, covers poker strategy, poker news, online and casino poker, and poker legislation. Sign up today for a digital subscription to access more than 800 magazine issues and get 26 new issues per year! Badugi is a very unique poker variant with a slick name to boot. As in Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball (27TD) the game is played with blinds and there are three draws, however, each player is only dealt four cards instead of five. The object of the game is to obtain the lowest hand possible with cards of all different suits and ranks. If you hold four different ranks with all different suits you have made a badugi. For example, 8 6 5 2 is an eight badugi. Aces are considered low so the best possible holding is A-2-3-4 of all different suits. When you do not hold four different ...


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