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Kansas City

  1. Adjective

    That does not constitute a straight or a flush and in which the lowest four cards are 5-4-3-2.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This nickname originates from the fact that 5-4-3-2 constitutes the best possible kickers in Kansas City lowball. Example: The hand 8-5-4-3-2 would be a Kansas City Eight. While that is the best possible Eight in Kansas City lowball, it would be beaten by the hand 8-4-3-2-A in Ace-to-Five lowball.


    EXAMPLE: "I had a Kansas City Eight, but was beaten on the showdown by a smooth Eight."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a hand in Ace-to-Five Lowball.

    RELATED TERMS: Lowball, Perfect, Rag, Rough, Smooth

  2. Noun

    In Ace-to-Five lowball, the hand 2-3-4-5-7 without a flush.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This hand nickname originates from the fact that 2-3-4-5-7 without a flush is the best possible hand in Kansas City Lowball.


    EXAMPLE: "I had Kansas City. I was afraid an opponent made a smooth Seven, or even a Six or a Wheel, but luckily my Kansas City held up."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Ace-to-Five Lowball

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