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Draw Poker Explained in 5 Easy Steps

By 888poker
November 09, 2021

In poker, draws are ever-present. Say you’re aiming to improve the strength of your hand or just discarding cards and taking new ones (another definition of the term).

You can’t get away from draws!

In this article, we’ll explain all the wraps on draws:

  • What they mean
  • How to play them
  • What are some of the different variants in draw poker?

The Definition of Draws in Poker

Draws can have a few different definitions in poker:

  1. Most commonly, a “draw” refers to a hand that has relatively weak showdown value at the moment (usually just a high card). But it can advance in strength dramatically when the right card comes. The most common draws will improve a player’s hand to a straight or a flush.
  2. “Draw” in poker can also refer to the act of discarding a select number of cards and replacing them with the same number of new cards. This act is often to improve the strength of one’s hand. This definition of “draw” will be used in the gameplay and the name of select variants like 5-Card Draw and 2-7 Triple Draw.

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