2-7 Triple Draw Poker: Origin, Game Play, Variations
By Dheeraj Singh
This can be referred to as the inverse of the regular Poker games i.e. the worst hand you can hold in 2-7 Triple Draw is a Royal Flush. Deuce to Seven Triple Draw or 2-7 Triple Draw is a 5 card draw low ball form of the game. This is a 6 player maximum game and each player has to make the best lowest hand win.
What is a Draw variant?
In draw variants of the Poker, players have the option to discard cards from their hand and replace them with cards from the deck.
In 2-7 Triple Draw Poker, the draw typically occurs three times.
What is lowball hand ranking system?
The simplest way of understanding a lowball hand ranking system is with the phrase “worst hand wins”. However, there are different ways of measuring lowball hands.
Basic hand ranking breakdown of 2-7 Triple Draw Poker
The lowest hand wins.
Aces are considered high
Straights and flushes count against the hand
The best hand is an unsuited 2-3-4-5-7
Similar to Texas Hold’em, this variant of poker also uses a dealer button and blinds
Five cards are dealt with each player. The first round of betting begins with the player to the left of the big blind.
After the betting rounds, each player can draw up to five new cards.
There are four betting rounds with three draws.
After the final betting round, there’s a showdown to see who wins.
Pros and Cons
This is the best variant to play if you are bored of Texas Hold’em
If you love bluffing, you will love 2-7 Triple Draw Poker. As there are no community cards and no face up-cards, it becomes quite easy to bluff.
Lesser number of people and tables in comparison Hold’em and Omaha
There is one variation to this game form – No Limit 2-7 Single Draw
This variation of the game only has a single draw and also has way more bluffing and action. The gameplay is similar to 2-7 Triple Draw version with a couple of important exceptions-
You can bet and raise any amount up to your entire stack at any point in time.
There are two betting rounds – one before and one after the draw.