Chad Holloway

2-7 Triple Draw

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Everything You Need to Know

 2-7 Triple Draw Hand Values

2-7 hand rankings are the easiest to learn because completed opposite to Hold’em. The worst hand in Hold’em is 2,3,4,5,7, but it makes the nuts in 2-7 Triple Draw.

2-7 Hand Rankings Quick Breakdown

A,2,3,4,6 is also not a great hand

- Worst hand (in Hold’em) wins.
- Straights and flushes count against our hand.
- Aces are always high!

How to Make Hands in 2-7 Triple Draw

Hands in 2-7 Triple Draw is more straightforward than in most other poker variants. Players always have precisely five cards in their hands at any given moment.


The small blind and big blind are posted by the player directly to the left of the button, and the player two to the left of the button respectively.


We no longer use terms such as “preflop” and “flop” when discussing draw games. The word “flop” implies community cards and draw variants don’t typically make use of any community cards.

The Draw

Once all the pre-draw betting is complete, players now decide which of their cards they would like to discard. Players can discard any number of their hole cards, including all five. 

Post Draw

- Posting of blinds
- The Deal
- Pre-draw betting round
- Draw 1
- First post-draw betting round.
- Draw 2
- Second post-draw betting round.
- Draw 3
- Final betting round
- Showdown

The Showdown

Once the post-draw betting action is over, players reach Showdown. Players reveal the strength of their five-card hand and the pot is awarded to the strongest hand.

Triple Draw Betting Actions


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