A form of poker
where each player (typically 2-6 players per table) are each dealt five cards and try to make the best five card hand after discarding from none to all of their cards ans receiving new ones in their place. The action plays as follows:
-- All players throw in an ante
before the cards are dealt.
-- The two players left of the Dealer Button
throw in their Small Blind
and Big Blind
-- Five cards are dealt to each player.
-- Starting from the player to the left of the Big Blind, players may call, raise, or fold in turn until all action is complete.
-- The remaining players may then discards any number of cards (starting with the first remaining player to the left of the Dealer Button), from none of them (a "Stand Pat
") to all of them.
-- Another betting round then occurs starting from the same player.
-- Assuming that at least two players are left by the end of the round, players reveal their hands in clockwise order starting from the leftmost player from the button (if there were no bets in the round), or from the last player to bet/raise in the round.
-- The player with the best five card hand wins the pot, and the process is continued for next hand.
Five Card Draw is commonly played as a ]Pot Limit or Limit
game, but online No Limit
games are also sometimes available.
Five Card Draw events in the World Series of Poker
have diminished over the years, pushed out by the rising popularity of No Limit Texas Hold 'em
and other such games as Omaha
and Seven Card Stud
"Five Card Draw is such an classic game, sometimes my family sits around the table and plays with nickels and dimes just for fun."