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WSOP: Razz (1971 to present)

Razz is a lowball version of Seven-Card Stud. Aces are always low and neither straights nor flushes exist, so the best possible hand is a Five-High: 5432A.

Game NameRazz
Game TypeStud
Game LimitsLimit
High or LowLow
WSOP Years1971 & 1973 to present (except 1976)1
Buyins$500 to $5,000
Largest Field462 (2015 $1,500 event)
Notable ChampionsSeveral players have won two Razz bracelets, including Gary Berland, Huck Seed, Phil Hellmuth (his only non-Hold 'Em bracelets), and Ted Forrest.
Basic RulesAntes only. Each player is dealt two hole cards. There is a round of betting after each of four up cards and another round of betting after one final hole card.
HistoryRazz was an obvious variation of Seven-Card Stud, but nobody knows when it was invented or even how it was named. The word "razz" itself dates back to 1920 as a short form of "raspberry" meaning "to hiss or deride".2 The game of Razz started to become popular in the 1950s.
NotesRazz is the Ace-to-Five lowball version of Seven-Card Stud.

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