game technically isn't poker, since players don't make poker hands
- instead, it's about getting high or low numerical sums...
Every player is
dealt 5 cards face-down, and 6 cards are placed face-down in the
middle of the table. The ultimate goal is to have either the
lowest or the highest numerical sum of the cards in your
hand. Each card is its face value; all face cards are
10; Aces are both 1 and 11, so that it's possible for
a player to get both the highest and lowest
A round of betting
takes place. In this game betting starts with the person
with the greatest number of cards remaining in his hand;
ties go to the closest player to the left of the dealer.
One of the cards in
the middle of the table is flipped; if it's a Jack, then
everyone must discard any Jacks from their hands. Another
round of betting takes place.
Another of the
cards in the middle is flipped; if it's the same as a
previously flipped card, a card is taken from the top of the deck,
so that the game will end up with 6 different flipped cards.
Again, players discard any of those cards in their hand, and bet
continues till all center cards are flipped, and a final round of
betting takes place before the pot is split between the highest-
and lowest-sum hands.
game is intense - what starts out looking like a great high hand
could be slowly and painfully eroded into a terrible mid-range
hand, or even a fantastic low hand! There are many rounds of
betting - and it's likely that, toward the end of the game, one
player will be the obvious high or low hand because of a hugely
different number of cards in his hand. In that case, that
player will bully everyone else, raising the max on every
hand. Watch out!