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2-7 NL Single Draw

One of around 20 different card games you can play online, 2-7 NL Single Draw poker - 'Deuce to Seven No Limit Single Draw' - is a lowball game where the best low hand wins. Players can draw once to attempt to improve their hand or stand pat with a strong hand. Flushes and straight count against you, so the nuts is e.g. 2♥ 3♦ 4♠ 5♣ 7♠.

2-7 NL Single Draw is played with max 7 players due to the number of cards dealt out.

2-7 NL Single Draw Rules - Predraw

Predraw each player is dealt five hole cards. The Small Blind and Big Blind make forced bets and action starts left of the Big Blind as in Texas Holdem. As such predraw is sometimes named 'preflop'.

How to Play 2-7 NL Single Draw - Predraw

In this hand BTN folds, SB raises and BB calls.

The Draw

Action starts left of the Button. Players draw 0 - 5 new cards (discarding cards to replace them from the deck).

How to Play 2-7 NL Single Draw - Drawing Stage

SB draws 1. BB then also draws 1.


A round of betting takes place. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play 2-7 NL Single Draw - Postdraw

SB checks. BB bets and SB calls. The pot size is $5.20.


The last aggressor turns up his hand. Any player with a winning hand must turn up his hand to claim the pot.

How to Play 2-7 NL Single Draw - Showdown

SB shows T♠ 2♥ 2♠ 3♣ 9♠ for a Pair of Twos. SB wins with a better low hand, Jack high. SB wins $4.97 after rake with 8♥ 9♦ 6♠ J♦ 5♠.

How to Play 2-7 NL Single Draw - Hand Example

See the hand above played out on PokerStars.

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