High Back to Low

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Also known as Jackson, Johnson, Johnson Draw, and Reverse

Statistics

Variant of
Jacks or Better
Type
Draw
Cards
5
Max Players
6
Betting Rounds
2
Max Cards Seen
9
Wild Cards
0
Source
Other Worlds Poker

Rules

  1. Deal five cards face down to each player.
  2. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening, you must have a pair of jacks or better to open.
  3. If no one opened in the previous round of betting, the player to the left of the dealer must open with at least double ante.
  4. Each player may draw up to three cards (four if they show an ace).
  5. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  6. Showdown, high hand wins unless no one met the opening qualifier, in which case low hand wins.

Variants

Kings Back
Five down; Lead bet, kings to open; If no one opens, forced open; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; Lowball if no one could open.