Deuce to Seven Triple Draw is a 5 card draw low game. Each player is dealt 5 hidden hole cards and the goal is to make the lowest possible 5 card hand. There are four rounds of betting and three draws in this game. After each round of betting players may discard from zero to five cards, and the dealer will deal them replacement cards. Maximum number of players in this game is 6.
The procedure for Deuce to Seven Triple Draw:
- Dealing of the cards The player to the left of the dealer button posts small blind (SB), and next player posts big blind (BB). Each player is dealt five cards face down.
- First round of betting The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of BB, who has the option to fold, call or raise. Action continues clockwise around the table until betting is complete for the round.
- First round of drawing After the first round of betting is complete, each player who has not folded has a chance to draw. Players are prompted in order to discard any cards they wish to replace in their hand. The first player to act is always the player closest to the left of the button. Players can discard from zero to 5 cards. If a player chooses to discard zero cards he is opting to stand pat. Replacement cards are dealt before the next player chooses the number of cards to draw. Then next player is prompted in turn to discard and so on until all remaining players in the pot have acted on the draw.
- Second round of betting Second round of betting starts with player the left of dealer button. In case no player before you makes a bet, you will have the option to check besides calling, raising and folding.
- Second round of drawing (see point 3 for details)
- Third round of betting (see point 4 for details)
- Third round of drawing (see point 3 for details)
- Fourth round of betting (see point 4 for details)
- Showdown (in case more than one player remains in the game)
The player with the lowest 5 card hand wins the pot. If two or more hands have the same value, the pot is equally split among them. The card suits are not considered in hand ranking.
As in all lowball games, pairs and trips are bad: that is, any hand with no pair defeats any hand with a pair; one pair hands defeat two pair or trips, etc. No-pair hands are compared starting with the highest ranking card, just as in high poker, except that the high hand loses. In 2-7 Triple Draw, aces, straights and flushes count for high (and therefore bad). This means that 2-3-4-5-6, for example, is a very bad combination, or A-5-4-3-2 is not considered a straight since the ace always plays high. In the rare event that hands with pairs tie, kickers are used just as in high poker (but reversed): 3-3-6-4-2 defeats 3-3-6-5-2. The best possible hand you can make is 2-3-4-5-7 with no flush (called a wheel). Note: The Blinds are determined by the size of the game.