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5-Card Draw

Submitted by TwoGun on 2004-04-10


Five card draw is the most well-known poker game. Each player is dealt 5 cards face down. There is a round of betting. Then players can discard up to 5 of their cards and draw new ones from the deck. After the draw, there is another round of betting.

Some play that you can not draw more than 4 cards, and you can only draw 4 cards if you have an ace (and expose it). Also, some have a rule that to open on the first betting round, one must have a pair of jacks or better. If no one has jacks or better, the hand is considered a misdeal.

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