Seven Card Stud Hi Lo Qualify - 5th Street, Both Way Improvement Odds
In this game, most playable starting hands have both high and low potential. We of course, look for hands that will "scoop" the pot or at least escape with a split pot win. Here are some common fifth street hands that still have a shot at winning both high and low.
All cards that are exposed by the other players up to fifth street are assumed to be of normal distribution and unseen. The percentages and odds presented are close approximations based on that assumption.
Note: The term "Random" Low is used here to describe non-straight lows and low groups with no straight possibilities.
|Both High and Low Side Improvement Odds|
Drawing Two Cards to Selected 5th Street Hands
|5th Street Hand||Example||Improve To||Approx.|
|Four Card 8 Low||3h 4h 5h 6h Jd||Low Straight Flush||7.6%||12 to 1|
|Low Straight||20.5%||4 to 1|
|Random Low and a Flush||9.7%||9 to 1|
|Any of These Hands||38%||1.6 to 1|
|Four Card Low Inside Str.& 4 to a Flush||3c 4d 6c 7c Qc||Low Straight||10.3%||9 to 1|
|Random Low and a Flush||14.7%||6 to 1|
|Any of These Hands||25%||3 to 1|
|Three Card Low Straight & 4 to a Flush||4h 5s 6h 9h Jh||Low Straight||2.5%||39 to 1|
|Random Low and a Flush||4.5%||21 to 1|
|Any of These Hands||7%||13 to 1|
|Three Card Low Straight & 3 to a Flush||4s 5s 6h 9s Jd||Low Straight||4.2%||23 to 1|
|Random Low and a Flush||.65%||153 to 1|
|Any of These Hands||4.8%||20 to 1|
|Four Card Random Low and a Low Pair||Ah 2d 6s 7c 7s||Random Low and Trips||3%||32 to 1|
|Random Low & Two Pair||15.5%||5.5 to 1|
|Any of These Hands||18.5%||4.5 to 1|