Deuce to seven triple draw, or 2-7 triple draw, is a popular draw poker variation in which the lowest hand wins.
Some players also refer to two-to-seven as low ball. 2-7 triple draw has recently acquired popularity as an alternative to Texas hold’em in certain circles. It can be a very entertaining type of poker to play.
This page provides a concise overview of the game’s fundamental principles and instructions for how to play. Following this is strategy advice to help you evaluate starting hands and the most profitable method to play each hand.
If you have never played a low ball game before, it may take some time to get used to how hands are ranked, and if you have played low ball games before, you will quickly realize that 2-7 triple draw is a bit different from other low ball games.
Betting and table layout are comparable to Texas hold’em and Omaha, but there are also similarities to 5 card draw and other draw poker variations. If you are familiar with these games, learning deuce-to-seven triple draw shouldn’t take too long.
How to Play – Rules for 2 to 7 Triple Draw Blind and Dealer Positions
In 2-7 triple draw, the order of play is determined by the dealer. Depending on where you play, a participant will be designated as the dealer by a white badge bearing the word ‘DEALER’ or the letter “D” or something similar.
The player to the left of the dealer becomes the small blind, and the player to their left becomes the large blind. After each hand is completed, the dealer button and the blinds are passed to the next player on the left.
To ensure that there is action in each deal, the blinds are required to place a forced wager. The small blind is typically half of the large blind, which is determined by the table limits at which you are playing.
In a $2 / $4 limit game, for instance, the large blind is $2 and the small blind is $1.
The First Agreement
Once the blinds have been placed in the centre, the tiny blind will receive their card first. The cards are handed clockwise around the table, one at a time. In this variation of poker, each participant receives five face-down cards, also known as hole cards.
After each participant has been dealt five cards, the first round of wagering commences. The first player to act is the player to the left of the large blind, and they have three options.
Call Fold Raise
Players continue to act clockwise around the table until all raises are called by the remaining players.
At this juncture, the initial draw occurs. A participant may choose to discard one to five cards and receive new ones from the dealer, or they may choose to stand steady and retain their five cards.
After all participants have indicated the number of cards they desire, the remaining cards are distributed in the same manner as the initial distribution.
The game continues with a second betting round, a second draw, a third betting round, and a final draw. There is one final round of wagering, and if multiple participants remain, they will reveal their cards to determine who has the best hand and the winner.