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There was a disagreement that the hand was a 5 high straight as the player contended that his NON-wild card straight was valid. It was pointed out to the player that in "Low Card Wild" games an Ace could not be considered low as a five high straight would mean by sequence an Ace would have to be his Low Card. Again, the hand was A-2-3-4-5-J-J. What is the proper read for this hand?

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  • Yes, that's a wheel (a 5-high straight). It would be defeated by a 6-high straight or better. I cannot speak to your wildcard rules--that's up to the house. – Lee Daniel Crocker Nov 11 '20 at 19:44
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In low games with the exception of 2-7, a wheel is always the lowest hand, unless you decide something different before the game starts.

Blockquote Ace could not be considered low as a five high straight would mean by sequence an Ace would have to be his Low Card.

In any game I have dealt (which is many) high hands and low hands can use the same cards. The case of the wheel is the classic example the wheel counts as a five low and five high straight.

And what Lee said, it is up to the house to play the rules they want.

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  • "In any game I have dealt (which is many) high hands and low hands can use the same cards." The caveat is that an Ace can be a high card or a low card, or not both. For instance, J Q K A 2 is not a straight. – Acccumulation Nov 16 '20 at 6:31

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