2-7 Triple Draw Poker
2-7 Triple draw poker is a type of poker where the low hand wins the game at showdown. In short, 2-7 Triple draw poker is a 'lowball' or a draw game. This means when you are dealt with the five cards, you can choose to discard all of them or none of them on the draw and receive an equal amount of replacement cards. With 2-7 Triple draw poker, every player has the chance to draw thrice. But you also have the choice to not discard any cards ('Stand Pat') during any of the draws.
How to play 2-7 Triple Draw Poker
In 2-7 Triple draw poker, flushes and straight are counted against the low hand and Aces are always considered high. Thus, the best hand that a player can end up with is 7, 5, 4, 3, 2. Like flop poker games, 2-7 Triple draw poker is played with blind bets. Each player will be dealt with five hidden cards and the player after the big blind will have the choice to call, fold or raise. This continues clockwise around the table until the betting round is completed.
After the first betting is completed, there will then be a draw of the cards. Each player will then choose which card he wishes to discard and get his replacement cards. Again this continues clockwise around the table. The second round of betting begins with the player on the left of the dealer's button. There will be two additional rounds of draws with a betting round following each draw. In total, there will be three draws and four betting rounds in 2-7 Triple draw poker. Thus, the sequence of the game is as follows:
1. Five cards are dealt out to each player
2. First round betting, begins with the player to the left of big blind bet
3. Next is Draw number one
4. The second round betting begins with the player who placed the small blind bet
5. Draw number two comes next
6. The third round of betting also starts with the player who placed the small blind bet
7. Draw number three is the final draw
8. Fourth round of betting also begins with the player to the left of the dealer, the small blind bettor.
9. The last sequence of the 2-7 Triple draw poker game is the showdown.
Because 2-7 Triple draw poker is a draw game, sometimes more cards may be needed than those remaining in the deck. If that is the case, the cards are reshuffled and the game continues using the new deck. In determining the winner in 2-7 Triple draw poker, the player with the best hand wins. If there are two or more hands with the same value, the pot is split equally among those with the same hands. There is no suit ranking when it comes to the award of the pot. 2-7 Triple draw poker is also different from other types of high/low poker where is the Ace is played either high or low. Take note that in 2-7 Triple draw poker, the Ace is always considered the highest card.