Deuce to Seven Triple Draw
Introduction2-7 Triple Draw or Deuce to Seven Triple Draw is a lowball variant of poker where the players compete to get the worst possible hand, a lo-hand.
GameplayEach player is dealt five downcards. A round of betting ensues. This is followed by a draw round, where players may trade in an arbitrary number of their cards for new ones. Another betting round follows.
There are three such draw rounds in triple draw. Hence, a hand is played as follows:
- Forced bets (usually blinds) are paid and each player is dealt five downcards
- First betting round
- First drawing round - each player may discard an arbitrary number of cards and recieves new ones for each discarded card
- Second betting round
- Second drawing round
- Third betting round
- Third and final drawing round
- Fourth and final
- Showdown - remaining players compare hands to determine the winner
Rank of handsAs in all lowball variants, the object is to build the worst possible hand, called a lo hand.
- Aces are high, unlike other games where it is also low. They are higher than Kings and all other cards.
- Straights, flushes, and all other combinations better than a pair count. A hand with a pair beats a hand with a straight. A straight is better lo hand than a flush, and so on.
The best possibel lo hand in this variant is therefore 7,5,4,3,2 not all of one suit. This is called a wheel.
Ace to Five triple draw. The play is the same, only the ranking of the hands is different.
- Aces are low; they are lower than any other card.
- Straights and flushes do not count; they are irrelevant when evaluating the rank of ahnd.
The best possible lo hand in this variant is A,2,3,4,5, flush or not. This is still called a wheel.