Do You Know About the Draw Poker?

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In this variation of Poker, three to six players are able to participate. The dealer deals five cards to every player, face down. After this initial deal a betting round follows, starting with the player on the left of the dealer. He and any other player now has to either Call or Raise to stay in the game.

Each player is then allowed to trade up to three cards with the deck. Then there is another round of betting. After this final round of betting the players all show their hands. The ranking of the hand is exactly the same as in Regular Poker.

Draw Poker Games

2-Card Poker
Two cards are dealt face down to each player. There is a betting round, and then each active player may discard one or both cards and replace them from the deck, or may stand pat. After the draw there is a final betting round, and then a showdown in which the highest two-card poker combination wins (two-card flushes and straights don’t count). A pair is a sure thing, but a king-high will win most pots.

3-Card Poker
Three cards are dealt face down to each player, and after a betting round each player may discard one, two or three cards and replace them from the deck, or may stand pat. After the draw there is a final betting round, and then a showdown in which the highest three-card poker combination splits the pot with the lowest poker hand. Straights and flushes are not considered. A pair is a good high hand, but a high card will still win its share of pots. You’ll need a seven or lower to win the low pot.

5-Card Draw
Also called Draw Poker for High. This is the basic form of draw poker, and by far the most popular. Each player is dealt five cards face down. There is a betting round and then each player in turn may discard and replace any of his cards with the goal of improving his hand. There is another betting round and then the showdown, in which the highest poker hand wins. You’ll usually need at least two pairs to win.

5-Card Draw, High-Low
This is a variation of the most popular form of draw poker, played for both high and low hands. Each player is dealt five cards face down. There is a betting round and then each player in turn may discard and replace any of his cards with the goal of improving his hand for high, or to break up pairs in an attempt to gain the worst poker hand possible. There is another betting round and then the showdown, in which the highest and lowest poker hands split the pot. It usually takes a high pair to win the high pot, while a ten-high (with no pairs) is a reasonable low hand.

5-Card Draw with the Bug
This is a variation of the most popular form of draw poker. There is one joker in the deck, which is used as the “bug”. It can be used only as an ace, or to represent the missing card in a straight or flush. The joker cannot be used, for example, to turn two kings into three. Each player is dealt five cards face down. There is a betting round and then each player in turn may discard and replace any of his cards with the goal of improving his hand. There is another betting round and then the showdown, in which the highest poker hand wins. With the presence of the bug, most pots are won by two pairs or better.

5-Card Draw for 6 Players
Also called Draw Poker for High. This is the basic form of draw poker, and by far the most popular. Each player is dealt five cards face down. There is a betting round and then each player in turn may discard and replace up to three cards with the goal of improving his hand. There is another betting round and then the showdown, in which the highest poker hand wins. You’ll usually need at least two pairs to win.

5-Card Draw, Joker’s Wild
This is a variation of the most popular form of draw poker. There is one joker in the deck, and it is fully wild. Each player is dealt five cards face down. There is a betting round and then each player in turn may discard and replace any of his cards with the goal of improving his hand. There is another betting round and then the showdown, in which the highest poker hand wins. With the presence of the joker, most pots are won by two pairs or three-of-a-kind.

 

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