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So You Want To Play 2-7 Triple Draw Poker? Here’s How

By Thomas Kearns_

The game is often referred to as deuce to seven draw but in any case, its uniqueness lies in the fact that to win, you have to have the hand with the fewest points at the end to win the pot. To this end, it shares something with the game of razz. The strategy of play is obviously going to be quite different than the usual game of poker where the object is to get the highest scoring hand. Recently the game has been appearing on popular online sites and traditional casinos and clubs and acquiring quite a few aficionados. Because of its complex nature and that it is a very interesting game to play, perhaps you should forget for a while your hold’em and limit games and add the less familiar triple draw to your menu of games.

The Mechanics of 2-7 Triple Draw

The lowest possible hand played, 7 to 2 no suit, wins the pot, so the aim is to beat the competition and gain the lowest ranking hand at showdown. You may think that this is the very antithesis of a poker win, and you would be right, but that is the charm of triple draw. Two blind bets start the game and then the dealer gives each player five cards dealt face down. Take note here that there are no community cards dealt in triple draw, in lieu of the community pile, players start the round with betting with a draw coming next. The players can then trade a group of their cards for a partial new hand.

The cards that are discarded become part of the deck so pay heed to the cards you discard and recalculate your pot odds. Another round of betting ensues and you can draw for that lower hand three distinct times, ergo the name “Triple Draw.” You must form a strategy to obtain the lowest points so you will need to comprehend draw strategy and realize that it requires you to analyze the workings in each and every round.

The Ideal Strategy

The game is played in three round of draws, each in its own time which already makes the right strategy more complicated. To begin structuring your strategy, you must first consider the hand selection you made back at the start of the game remembering that the game allows players to fold in the first round of betting. Another important factor of the game is your position at the table. The player playing last has the advantage of gaining more information about his opponents hands and the value of each.

The only way to play the early position is to remain in the game only if you have a seven high hand, otherwise there is no way you can compete. You can try the bluff if all you have are high cards, but you will often run into multi-way pots which is very difficult when many players are using pot odds to stay with the hand. The late position player can learn from his discards along with the usual attention paid to all the moves the early players make and form a strategy that way.

Do not be among those players who wait forever for the lowest possible hand – ain’t gonna happen, and it makes for a weak table image. You need to pay heed to your table image and those of your opponents, bet with care and aggression and keep your strategy uneven to keep your opponents dazed and confused. While building your table image, include in its formation a strategy that includes a complex mix of plays to keep your opponents guessing.

For more information on how to play other poker games like 7 Card Stud or 5 Card Stud please visit Rakeback Solution.

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Kearns_, Thomas "So You Want To Play 2-7 Triple Draw Poker? Here’s How." So You Want To Play 2-7 Triple Draw Poker? Here’s How. 25 Jul. 2010. uberarticles.com. 6 Oct 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/games/so-you-want-to-play-2-7-triple-draw-poker-heres-how/>.

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