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Draw lowball call

Big pots favor drawing hands, small pots favor pat hands. Typical lowball pots are only 2-3 players, so speculative two-card draws in lowball are usually a bad play. You not only have to make your ...
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5 cards draw odds

This answer assumes you have no additional knowledge of the opponent's cards. You have five cards in your hand. Of those, three are spades and two are not spades, so you need two more spades to ...
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Draw poker should you keep AK

Going to try the math. If you keep the AK you have more ways to pair but you also have less chances to pair the A. You don't need the K kicker as you have the A and it rarely goes to a second ...
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In five card draw poker, are there variants with multiple tiers of betting?

Yes, that was a common structure in California in the 80s and 90s. You should be inclined to draw more often and bluff more often than in a flat-limit game.
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One deck, five cards, three card draws by seven players. What happens?

Once the deck has run out, the cards already discarded are shuffled to make a new deck from which replacement cards can continue to be dealt to players. (https://www.pagat.com/poker/variants/5draw....
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Draw lowball call

I'm nowhere near a lowball expert, but I believe your intuition is right that drawing two cards is poor play because it's simply too many cards to draw. In the situation of 3 players doing it, it's ...
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Raising with two pair in 5 card draw?

I like just calling here. You already have position on the raiser, and can narrow him down pretty well. I don't see much benefit in trying to chase out those behind you. The tougher decision is ...
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Raising with two pair in 5 card draw?

Raising is not good in this position, just call. Your chances are like 10-20% I forget against aces, and pretty much the same against queens. In general I like to see the flop before raising with ...
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