Seven Card Low, Razz Poker - 3 Card Starting Hand Frequencies

With this "No Paints, No Pairs, No Tens" Razz starting strategy, it sometimes seems forever between good starting hands. Be patient, they often run in streaks. Actually, 21% of the 22,100 possible three card hands are those that are listed here as Seven Low Razz starting hands. This is about one decent start out of less than every five new hands dealt (About normal for most Poker games).

Watching your opponents can give you some insight into their individual skill levels. Variants to these recommended starting hands can often occur when you are in position to bluff for an ante steal or something like that.

The cards represent example hands and the percent and combination numbers are of 22,100 possible 3 card hands.

6 Low Example
Strongest - Almost Always Playable
6 or lower - typical: 6 5 4 - 6 5 3 - 6 4 A - 5 4 2 - 4 3 2 - 3 2 A
5.8% / 1280 Combinations
Any 7 Low Example
Medium Strength - Usually Playable
Any 7 - typical: 7 6 5 - 7 6 A - 7 5 2 - 7 3 A
4.4% / 976 Combinations
8 /6 Low Example
Medium Strength - Usually Playable
8 / 6 or lower - typical: 8 6 5 - 8 6 4 - 8 5 2 - 8 4 3 - 8 3 2
4.4% / 976 Combinations
8/7 with the 8 Down Example
Medium to Low Strength - Usually Playable
8 / 7 w/ 8 Down - typical: (8 7) 4 - (7 8) 6 - (8 7) A - (7 8) 5
2% / 384 Combinations
9/6 or Lower with the 9 Down Example
Medium to Low Strength - Usually Playable
9 / 6 or lower w/ 9 down - typical: (9 5) 6 - (9 5) 3 - (9 A) 4
4.4% / 976 Combinations

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