Low Chicago is a variant of Seven Card Stud. It is very similar to high Chicago except that the player holding the lowest spade as a hole card splits the pot with the player holding the best hand. Like Seven Card Stud, Low Chicago is played with 3-7 players.
To begin play, each participant must pay the ante, a small fee which goes into the pot to get the game started. Then the dealer gives each player three cards. The first two are dealt facedown and the third is dealt face-up. The player showing the lowest card begins the betting, and the betting moves clockwise around the table. Players may opt to call the current bet. To do so, they must match the amount that the last player to stay in put into the pot. They may raise that amount, forcing the other players who wish to stay in the game to put in more money. They may also fold, meaning that they choose not to stay in the game.
The dealer deals the fourth, fifth, and sixth cards face-up. There is a round of betting after each card is dealt.
The seventh card is dealt facedown, and it is also followed by a round of betting. When the round of betting is completed, players who are still in have a showdown. The pot is divided between the player with the best five card poker hand and the player with the lowest spade facedown. It is important to verify whether the ace is considered high or low before you begin playing this game.