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Bike

  1. Noun

    The straight A-2-3-4-5; the lowest possible straight.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I tend not to play an ace and a wheel card since the ace pair is often outkicked and the chances of completing a bike are so slim."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Bicycle, Wheel

    RELATED TERMS: Steel Wheel, Straight

  2. Noun

    In lowball, the lowest possible hand that takes into account the rules for whether straights and flushes count and whether the ace may be used as a low card.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In games where straights and flushes don't count against the low hand, this is the hand A-2-3-4-5. In games where Aces can't be low and straights can't be used as low, it is the hand 2-3-4-5-7.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I had a bike, but ended up splitting the pot with an opponent who had the same hand."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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