2-7 triple draw is a popular form of draw poker where the lowest hand wins. Six to seven is also a variation. 2-7 triple draw has lately gained popularity as a Texas hold’em variant. It’s a fun way to play poker.
On this page, we explain the game’s basic principles and provide a quick tutorial. Then comes strategy advise on starting hands and how to play each hand profitably.
It may take some time to get used to how hands are ranked if you haven’t played low ball before.
The betting and table layout are identical to Texas hold’em and Omaha, as well as 5 card draw and other draw poker variants. If you’re familiar with these games, deuce to seven triple draws should be easy to learn.
2-7 Triple Draw Rules The Dealer & Blind
- In 2-7 triple draw, a dealer decides the play order. A white dealer button with the word ‘DEALER', or just a letter ‘D', or anything similar, identifies a player as the dealer.
- The small blind is to the dealer's left, and the big blind is to their left. After each hand, the dealer button, small blind, and big blind transfer to the next player on the left.
- The blinds must compel a stake in every pot to ensure action. The small blind is normally half the big blind, which is defined by the table limitations.
- In a £2/£4 limit game, the big blind is £2 and the small blind is £1.
The First Deal
Once the blinds are in the center, the little blind is dealt first. Each card is dealt clockwise around the table. Each player receives five cards face down, often known as five hole cards.
The first round of betting begins once everyone has five cards. The first player to act has three possibilities to the left of the huge blind.
Players proceed clockwise around the table until all raises are called.
The first draw occurs now. To keep their five cards, a player can either discard one to five cards and acquire new ones from the dealer. After each player has chosen how many cards they want, the cards are dealt in the same manner.
Afterwards, there are three rounds of betting and one final draw. Finally, if there are still players left, they will show down and disclose their cards to see who has the best hand and wins.
Here's a quick recap of the action.
- The small blind is dealt five cards first.
- 1st betting round, commencing with the huge blind
- 1st draw, starting with the leftmost player
- The player on the dealer's left begins round two betting.
- 2nd draw, starting with the leftmost player
- the player to the left of the dealer
- 3rd draw, starting left of dealer
- Starting with the player left of the dealer, round 4 betting
- Finale (if required)
Once you understand the drawing and betting rounds for each hand, let's look at how hands are graded.
2-7 triple draw is a low ball game. The player's goal is to get the lowest value hand. Unlike other low-ball games, straights and flushes count against the player.
So an ace of Spades, two clubs, three diamonds, four hearts, and five diamonds is a bad straight. That goes for a flush, too, which is five cards of the same suit. The ace is also high in a 2-7 triple draw. The best possible hand is 2 to 7, or two spades, three clubs, four diamonds, five hearts, and seven diamonds, or the same cards with different suits.
The winning hand is identified by saying the highest card, then the lowest. For example, the king low hand has six spades, nine clubs, ten diamonds, jack of hearts, and king of diamonds. The pot would be split if someone had a lower high card.