is not really even a Poker rules game because you never end up
using 5 cards, however this new game is becoming more popular
is important to understand for any serious Poker player. Badugi
consists of 4 betting rounds total, beginning with only FOUR cards
dealt face down to each player. In Badugi you can draw three times
after your dealt the initial four. Badugi is a lowball only game
with your goal being an Ace, 2, 3, 4 with all four different suites.
So straights and aces don't hurt you in this game but pairs and
flushes do. You want to have no pairs and no 2 cards with the
same suite in your hand if possible. Any hand with no pair and
4 different suits is called a "Four Card Badugi" or
just Badugi. So a hand with 2,2,3,4 even with all 4 different
suits would be called a "Three Card Badugi", and would
lose to ANY four card Badugi....even A, K , Q, J multicolored
beats A223 with all 4 suits different.
any 3 card Badugi hand beats any 2 card Badugi. The hand 6,8,8,8
with the 6 and one of the 8's diferent suits can only beat a worse
2 card Badugi hand like 5,5,7,7 with a and 7 of different suits.
A one card Badugi hand would be a four card flush or any 4 of
that no one would play these hands but just so you can get an
understaning of the game: A four card flush or straight flush
like 7,8,9,10 of hearts would be considered a one card 7 Badugi
with the lowest or best card being the 7, but this hand would
still beat the one card Badugi hand of four eights since the one
card 7 is lower than a one card 8 low.
player decided to play these first four cards: Ace, Jack,
and a pair of threes. On his first draw he dropped the
Jack but also the 3 of hearts since his Ace was a heart.
the Eight of clubs helped him since it was failrly low
but of a non matching suite. But the Ace paired him so
he discarded the Ace for his seconf draw.
there was only 1 draw left and the only bad card in his
hand was the six. Even though the six was a good low card
it was a heart like the Ace giving this player only a
"Three Card Badugi" at this point, so he decided to discard
the six here. This was pretty risky since the only way
he could improve his hand to a "Four Card Badugi" was
to get a spade which didn't match any of his cards.
player drew a very lucky card on his last draw. The nine
of spades gave him a "Four Card Badugi" nine high.