Courchevel Hi/Lo

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Courchevel Hi/Lo 8-or-better is a community card game similar to Omaha Hi/Lo and Big O. In Courchevel Hi/Lo, each player is dealt 5 personal face-down hole cards. A public board of 5 face-up community cards is then dealt. Players may use any combination of exactly 2 of their own hole cards and exactly 3 of the community cards to make their best 5-card high hand. Players may also use any combination of exactly 2 of their own hole cards and exactly 3 of the community cards to make their best qualifying 5-card A-5 low hand.

Gameplay

 

  • A hand begins with the first players clockwise from the dealer placing forced bets, known as blinds.
  • Each player is dealt 5 hole cards.
  • The door card is dealt: 1 community card is dealt to the center of the table.
  • A round of betting occurs. Starting with the first player clockwise from the blinds, each player has an opportunity to call (match) or raise (increase) the current bet, or fold and exit the hand.
  • When this betting round is complete, the flop comes: 2 additional community cards are dealt to the center of the table.
  • Another round of betting occurs, starting with the first player clockwise from the dealer.
  • When this round is complete, the turn comes: 1 additional community card is dealt to the center of the table.
  • Another round of betting occurs in the same way.
  • When this round is complete, the river comes: 1 final community card is dealt to the center of the table.
  • A final round of betting occurs.
  • If two or more players remain in the hand, a showdown is held and the players’ hole cards are compared.
  • If no players have a qualifying low hand, the pot is awarded to the best high hand.
  • If one or more players have a qualifying low hand, half of the pot is awarded to the best high hand, and half of the pot is awarded to the best low hand.
  • The hand now complete, the dealer button moves clockwise and the next hand begins.

As in Omaha Hi/Lo, players in Courchevel Hi/Lo must use exactly 2 hole cards and 3 community cards to make their best 5-card hand. Players may play different cards as their best 5-card high and low hands.

Courchevel Hi/Lo is played with Pot Limit, No Limit, or Fixed Limit betting.
 
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