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5 Card Draw

One of around 20 different card games you can play online, 5 Card Draw poker is one of the simplest forms of poker. No community cards are dealt. Players can draw cards to attempt to improve their hand or stand pat with a strong hand.

5 Card Draw is played with max 7 players due to the number of cards dealt out.

5 Card 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 5 Card Draw - Predraw

In this hand UTG calls, MP folds, CO calls, BTN folds, SB folds and BB checks.

The Draw

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

How to Play 5 Card Draw - Drawing Stage

BB draws 2, BB draws 1 and MP draws 3. All players check. The pot is $0.35.


The last aggressor turns up his hand, or in this case the player left of the button as no players bet. Any player with a winning hand must turn up his hand to claim the pot.

How to Play 5 Card Draw - Showdown

BB shows Q♣ K♥ 9♦ A♥ 6♠ for Ace high. UTG mucks a worse hand. MP shows 2♣ 3♦ J♦ J♣ 8♥ for a pair of Jacks and wins the pot of $0.33 after rake.

How to Play 5 Card Draw - Hand Example

See the hand above played out on PokerStars.

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