Definition of High-low

High-low is the equivalent of Hi-Lo. It is the same thing, written in two different ways. By default, Hold’em is a set of High, i.e. at slaughter, the goal is to get the strongest combination. In some games like 2-7 Triple draw, the lowest hand will win the jackpot. In other games, such as Omaha-High-low, the prize pool will be split in two, with one game for the stronger hand and one game for the weaker hand (High-low for high/low). The Omaha High-low is also called Omaha-8. It is called Omaha-8 because 8 is the highest of the small cards. A 9 is a Hi while an 8 and under is a low. The ace in these variations can be a low and a High.

Details about the High-low variations

If we take the case of the Omaha High-low, there is not always a low, but there is always a High. For example, if the board is J-J-A-K-Q, we know that there will not be a low because we will need 5 cards smaller than an 8 including the hidden cards. In this situation, the player with the High will win High-low0% of the jackpot. If at the showdown two players have the same low and player number 1 also has the High, player number 1 will win 75% of the prize pool and player number 2 will win 25% of the prize pool.


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