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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 longshot draw, but you have to have one of the other players make something worth calling you. However, on a table full of loose players where you can expect 4-5 ...


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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 complete your flush. There are 47 cards that you haven't seen, and 10 of those 47 cards are spades. You discard the two non-spades. The odds of drawing two more cards ...


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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 kicker. Draw another pair is also possible but in this case the kicker would rarely come into play as it would only come into play if they had the matching pair. ...


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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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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.html#:~:text=If%20the%20deck%20runs%20out,the%20player%20to%20dealer's%20left.)


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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 even worse though (without knowing the full context of the situation from the book) because all 3 players are playing a multi-way pot with weak holdings. The ...


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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 whether to call if he bets after the draw and you don't improve. Raising only makes that later decision more difficult. Glad to know somebody in the world still ...


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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 jacks just because so many bad things can happen with jacks when you overrate the hand. In a full house position like 10s full of jacks you always raise first, if ...


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