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London Lowball

  1. Noun

    A draw game in which players attempt to make the weakest possible hand rather than the strongest, with Aces being counted a low cards and straights and flushes counting as high hands.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The best possible hand in London Lowball is 6-4-3-2-A without a flush, as opposed to the best possible hands of 7-5-4-3-2 without a flush in Kansas City Lowball and 5-4-3-2-A regardless of suit in Ace-to-Five Lowball.

    EXAMPLE: "I enjoy Ace-to-Five lowball much more than London Lowball. I've never really learned the strategy changes for London Lowball and the fact that straights count against you really throws off my game."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

    RELATED TERMS: Ace-to-Five Lowball, Ace-to-Six Lowball, California Lowball, Deuce-to-Seven Lowball, Draw, Kansas City Lowball, Lowball

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