Draw poker is a form of poker where players have the opportunity to replace any of the cards in their hand by drawing new cards from the deck.

Full Tilt Poker offers five variants of draw poker: 5-Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw, 2-7 Single Draw, A-5 Triple Draw and Badugi.

5-Card Draw

Long before Texas Hold 'em became the most popular form of poker in the world, 5-Card Draw was the game of choice for many players. As with Hold 'em, the goal in 5-Card Draw is to make the best five-card high hand.

  • 5-Card Draw is played using blinds to stimulate action at the table
  • Once the blinds are posted, players are dealt five pocket cards, followed by the first round of betting
  • Players then have the chance to discard any or all of the cards in their hand and replace them by drawing new ones
  • After the draw, a final round of betting takes place, followed by a showdown to determine who wins the pot

Learn more about how to play 5-Card Draw.

2-7 Triple Draw

2-7 Triple Draw features three draw rounds, and the goal is to make the best five-card low hand.

Flushes, straights and pairs count against your hand, and the Ace is always considered a high card. The best possible hand is 7-5-4-3-2 (not of the same suit).

  • 2-7 Triple Draw is played using blinds to stimulate action at the table
  • Once the blinds are posted, players are dealt five pocket cards, followed by the first round of betting
  • Players then have the chance to discard any or all of the cards in their hand and replace them by drawing new ones
  • The first draw is followed by betting round #2, draw round #2, betting round #3 and then the third and final draw
  • After the third draw, a final round of betting takes place, followed by a showdown to determine who wins the pot

Learn more about how to play 2-7 Triple Draw.

2-7 Single Draw

2-7 Single Draw (also known as Kansas City Lowball) is similar in nature to 2-7 Triple Draw, but features only one draw round as opposed to three.

As with 2-7 Triple Draw, flushes, straights and pairs count against your hand, and the Ace is always considered a high card. The best possible hand is 7-5-4-3-2 (not of the same suit).

  • 2-7 Single Draw is played using blinds AND antes to stimulate action at the table
  • Once the blinds are posted, players are dealt five pocket cards, followed by the first round of betting
  • Players then have the chance to discard any or all of the cards in their hand and replace them by drawing new ones
  • After the draw, a final round of betting takes place, followed by a showdown to determine who wins the pot

Learn more about how to play 2-7 Single Draw.

A-5 Triple Draw

A draw poker variant with a similar structure to 2-7 Triple Draw, the goal in A-5 Triple Draw is to make the best five-card low hand.

As opposed to 2-7 Triple Draw, flushes and straights do not count against your hand in A-5 Triple Draw, and the Ace is always considered a low card. Please note that pairs still count against your hand. The best possible hand is 5-4-3-2-A (regardless of suit).

  • A-5 Triple Draw is played using blinds to stimulate action at the table
  • Once the blinds are posted, players are dealt five pocket cards, followed by the first round of betting
  • Players then have the chance to discard any or all of the cards in their hand and replace them by drawing new ones
  • The first draw is followed by betting round #2, draw round #2, betting round #3 and then the third and final draw
  • After the third draw, a final round of betting takes place, followed by a showdown to determine who wins the pot

Learn more about how to play A-5 Triple Draw.

Badugi

A unique draw poker game of Asian origin, Badugi is played using only four pocket cards. The goal of the game is to make a low hand using four different cards of all different suits, which is known as a "Badugi".

Flushes and pairs count against your hand, while straights are ignored, and the Ace is always considered a low card. The best possible hand in Badugi is 4-3-2-A of all different suits.

  • Badugi is played using blinds to stimulate action at the table
  • Once the blinds are posted, players are dealt four pocket cards, followed by the first round of betting
  • Players then have the chance to discard any or all of the cards in their hand and replace them by drawing new ones
  • The first draw is followed by betting round #2, draw round #2, betting round #3 and then the third and final draw
  • After the third draw, a final round of betting takes place, followed by a showdown to determine who wins the pot

Learn more about how to play Badugi.