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Jacks and Back

  1. Noun

    A game variation that is played for high unless there is no player who has a pair of Jacks or a hand better than a pair of Jacks in the first round of betting, in which case the game is changed from a high game to a specified version of lowball.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Any version of lowball may be applied in Jacks Back, though it is most commonly played using Ace-to-Five lowball or Deuce-to-Seven lowball rules rather than Ace-to-Six lowball rules.

    EXAMPLE: "I really enjoy Jacks and Back. The possibility of changing hand value really make me think on my feet."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Jacks and Reverse, Jacks Back

    RELATED TERMS: Ace-to-Five Lowball, Ace-to-Six Lowball, Deuce-to-Seven Lowball, Lowball, Openers, or Better - [Hand Value] or Better, Qualifier

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