Poker Variants: Popular Draw Poker Games

Poker Variants: Popular Draw Poker Games

There are many variations of the well-known 5-Card Draw Poker, often also called Jacks or Better, for example 5-Card Draw Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, Jacks Back, Trips to Win, California Draw Poker. Most of them also have low or highball variants. Here is a brief overview of other interesting Draw Poker variants.

Chinese poker is less well known, but quite widespread and is played for points. There are also 13 playing cards for a maximum of four players, each of which has to be divided into three hands.

Triple Draw Poker is also a very popular variant, which is also called Deuce to Seven Triple Draw. The aim of this poker game is to have the worst possible poker hand possible. Straights and flushes are therefore less pleasant here than usual.

5-Card Draw Deuces Wild is a variant of Jacks or Better. The 2’s are used as wild cards. A quintuplet beats a flush and a straight. A variant of this is Wild Widow Poker. The wild card is only determined after the cards have been dealt.

7-Card-Drew Roll your own Poker : Starts with seven cards and has nine betting rounds. Any number of cards can be exchanged. Then it is revealed and placed in a certain order. The limits also double after the fourth card. All in all a very exciting variant.

Ace to Five Triple Draw : A variation on Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Poker in which aces count low and no straits or flushes count.

Anaconda Poker, also known as Switcheroo or Pass the Trash , is exciting because cards are passed on to the next player.

All for one and one for all : As many bets and card swaps as you want.

Kansas City lowball is played according to the Deuce to Seven lowball and is similar to 5-card draw.

Ace to Six Lowball : The ace to six rankings count here, with aces counting high or low.

Don Juan Poker : With only three cards, the lowest hand must be put together in two betting rounds.

Jacks or Better Poker is like 5-Card Draw Poker and is played with two rounds of draw and ante.

Italian Poker : A maximum of four cards can be dealt. A flush beats a full house here.

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