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I have been told that an ace can be used at the bottom of a strait even if the lowest card is not a 2. Is this true? For example: 9,8,7,6,A...is this an actual poker hand?

  • Really an ace is like a semi joker? I think a range of questions is good for this site but that is outside my range. -1 – paparazzo Mar 4 '16 at 2:46
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because just silly – paparazzo Mar 4 '16 at 2:47
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    It's straight, and where did you hear that? -1 for lack of effort. – Herb Wolfe Mar 4 '16 at 5:09
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the answer is one extremely simple Google search away. – Radu Murzea Mar 4 '16 at 8:02
  • @RaduMurzea I am going to vote to reopen because the use of the Ace for straights is not intuitive or logical to new players, and also not duplicate to hand reading questions. – Jon Mar 5 '16 at 20:45
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That's a hand but not a straight. That's an ace high. An ace can be used at the bottom end of a wheel (slang for a five high straight), A-2-3-4-5 or at the top end of an ace high straight such as 10-J-Q-K-A. It cannot be used to fill in any other straights with conventional poker hands.

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