How to Play Badeucy Poker

How to Play Badeucy Poker

Two poker games that have exploded in popularity over the last couple of years are Badugi and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. Both are draw poker variants and tend to produce a lot of action.

Somewhere along the line someone also decided to make a split pot game by combining the two games, thereby Badeucy was born.

Aces Are Bad

As a quick refresher: In 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball you're looking to make the lowest five-card hand. Straights and flushes hurt your hand and an ace is always high.

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In Badugi you're looking for a four-card hand with one of each suit. This is called a Badugi. If more than one player has a Badugi, the lowest hand wins.

Normally the lowest Badugi is A-2-3-4. However, in Badeucy, aces are also high for the Badugi hand. This makes the best Badugi hand 2-3-4-5. Most Badeucy games run six-handed.

In Badeucy the goal is to scoop the full pot by taking half with the best 2-7 hand and the other half with the best Badugi.

Playing Badeucy

Most Badeucy games are played six-handed and fixed-limit betting is generally used. A button will determine the dealer position and the two players to the left of the dealer post the small and big blinds.

Once blinds are posted each player is dealt five cards. After a round of betting the remaining players may exchange cards or stand pat.

Players can exchange up to five cards, but this is not typical.

There are three draws in Badeucy with a round of betting after each round. Betting on the deal and after the first draw is in the small bet amount, or the size of the big blind.

Betting on the second and third draw is done in the big bet amount, typically double the big blind. After the third draw and final round of betting the remaining players go to showdown.

The player with the best 2-7 lowball hand wins half the pot and the player with the best Badugi hand wins the other half. In the event the same player wins both hands, he or she scoops the pot. Play Badeucy Now!

Basic Badeucy Strategy Tips

Like most split-pot games you want to focus on starting hands that give you the best possibility to scoop.

First, stay away from higher Badugis when possible. Since everyone is getting five cards instead of four the odds of improving to a lower Badugi increases.

For starting hands try and focus on playing hands requiring just two cards to complete a hand. Preferably you want at least three suits to start with. That way you have three draws to your Badugi and you can focus on your 2-7 hand.

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Pump Your One-Way Hands

Unlike Stud 8 or Omaha 8 this is one game where you want to pump your one-way hands.

Let's say you get dealt 2 3 4 5 7 . You have the nut 2-7 hand but no badugi. In this case, don't worry about the other half and try and pump the pot.

Odds are that you will have multi-way action to the end and win half of a nice pot. Yes, there is a chance you could get quartered by someone else hitting the same 2-7 hand.

However the odds of that happening are not the same as in Omaha Hi-Lo. If there is a lot of action in a pot after the first draw and you have to draw more than one card it might be time to abandon the hand.

Unless your game is very loose a lot of action after the draw is usually being driven by one or more players with at least half a made hand. These players are freerolling and pumping the pot. You're drawing and should wait for a better spot.

Badeucy Poker FAQs

  • WHAT IS BADEUCY POKER?

    Badeucy poker was borned from Badugi and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball poker variants. It is a split pot game that combines these two games. Half of the pot goes to the Badugi winning hand and the other half to 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball hand.
  • HOW TO PLAY BADEUCY POKER?

    In Badeucy the goal is to scoop the full pot by taking half with the best 2-7 hand and the other half with the best Badugi.

    In 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball you're looking to make the lowest five-card hand. Straights and flushes hurt your hand and an ace is always high.

    In Badugi you're looking for a four-card hand with one of each suit. This is called a Badugi. If more than one player has a Badugi, the lowest hand wins.
  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BADUGI AND BADEUCY POKER?

    Badeucy (also known as Baduci or Badeucey) is a combination of Badugi poker and 2-7 Tiple Draw Lowball, and uses hand values similar to lowball. The pot in this game is split much like high-low split between the best Badugi hand and the best 2-7 triple draw hand.

    Important difference is that aces are low in Badugi and high in Badeucy.
  • WHAT ARE THE HAND RANKINGS IN BADEUCY POKER?

    As Badeucy is a split pot game, there are two different hand rankings. One for Badugi and one for 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.

    Best Badugi hand in Badeucy is: 2-3-4-5, and best 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball hand is: A-2-3-4-5

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