Lame Brain

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Also known as Cincinnati Liz, Lame Brain Pete, and Queen City Poker

Statistics

Variant of
Spit in the Ocean
Type
Common
Cards
10
Max Players
9
Betting Rounds
5
Max Cards Seen
10
Wild Cards
0
Source
Public Domain

Rules

  1. Deal five cards face down to each player.
  2. Deal five common cards face down.
  3. Flip one common card face up.
  4. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  5. Flip one common card face up.
  6. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  7. Flip one common card face up.
  8. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  9. Flip one common card face up.
  10. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  11. Flip one common card face up.
  12. Normal betting round, with the player to the left of the dealer opening.
  13. Each player simultaneously declares high, low, or both. High declared high hand and lowest declared low hand split the pot. Hands declared as both only get the pot if they win both ways.

Variants

Bel-Aire
Four down; Three rows of down common cards: four, three, and two.; Lead bet; Flip four common; Lead bet; Flip three common; Lead bet; Flip two common cards; Lead bet; Showdown; Use one card from each row
Buddy's Game
Four down; Four common down in a square; Twist two; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip the opposite corner; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Twist or buy one; Showdown; Use one row of commons
Checkerboard
Five down; Two flops; Flip a card from set one; Discard if red; Lead bet; Flip a card from set two; Discard if black; Lead bet; Flip a card from set one; Discard if red; Lead bet; Flip a card from set two; Discard if black; Lead bet; Flip a card from set one; Discard if red; Lead bet; Flip a card from set two; Discard if black; Lead bet; Showdown; Use one down card
Cincinnati Ohio
Five down; Five common down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/both declare; Low common indicates wild
Circle
Five down; Eight commons down in a circle; Lead bet; Flip two opposite commons, going clockwise; Lead bet; Flip two opposite commons, going clockwise; Lead bet; Flip two opposite commons, going clockwise; Lead bet; Flip two opposite commons, going clockwise; Lead bet; Showdown; Use three consecutive circle cards
Cross Over
Four down; Five common down in a cross; Lead bet; Flip the top common; Lead bet; Flip the next common going around; Lead bet; Flip the next common going around; Lead bet; Flip the next common going around; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Showdown; Use one row of commons
Dianna's Game
Three down; Three common down; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Showdown; Last common indicates wild
Dizzy Liz
Five down; Four common down; Lead bet, jacks to open; Flip one common card; Lead bet, jacks to open; Flip one common card; Lead bet, jacks to open; Flip one common card; Lead bet, jacks to open; Flip one common card; Lead bet, jacks to open; High/low/both declare
Elevator
Five down; Seven common down in an 'H'; Flip any common but the center; Lead bet; Flip any common but the center; Lead bet; Flip any common but the center; Lead bet; Flip any common but the center; Lead bet; Flip any common but the center; Lead bet; Flip any common but the center; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Use three commons in a line, you may move the center one
Forty Four
Four down; Four common down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Showdown; Last common indicates wild
Heaven and Hell
Five down; Five common down; Five table down; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Flip one table card; Discard any matching the table card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Flip one table card; Discard any matching the table card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Flip one table card; Discard any matching the table card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Flip one table card; Discard any matching the table card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Flip one table card; Discard any matching the table card; Lead bet; High/low declare
Hollywood
Five down; Ten commons down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/both declare
La Bumba
Four down; Five common down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip two common cards; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/best straight flush; Seven low qualfier; Full house high qualifier
Lamarckian Poker
Four down; Four table up; Flip one; Pick up matching cards in descending order; Lead bet; Repeat until out of cards; Showdown
Little Opposite
Five down; Five common down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/both declare; Use one down card; Little opposite wilds
Six Sixty Six
Six down; Six common down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/both declare; Sixes are wild
Spoiler
Five down; Five common down; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Discard three; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/both declare
Twin Beds
Four down; Ten common down in two rows; Lead bet; Flip one common from each row; Lead bet; Flip one common from each row; Lead bet; Flip one common from each row; Lead bet; Flip one common from each row; Lead bet; Flip one common from each row; Lead bet; Showdown; Use one row of commons
Z
Five down; Four common down in a Z; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; Flip one common card; Lead bet; High/low/both declare; Use one row of commons