5 Card Draw

About 5 Card Draw

5 Card Draw is the simplest variant in poker that is mostly preferred by all beginners in the game of poker. It is a common home game and is more well-known among poker players than Texas Hold’em and Omaha. It has a huge fan base across the globe, particularly the online world.

To begin with, all players are dealt their own separate hand, which remains hidden from other players. This factor makes for an interesting dynamic, as you can look to make a strong hand yourself. However, you have no idea how it’ll fare against the hands of other players.

The rules are simple here. The player with the best 5 cards in hand wins.

The hand rankings, from strongest to weakest, are :

  • Royal Flush
  • Straight flush
  • Four-of-a-kind
  • Full house
  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Three-of-a-kind
  • Two pair
  • One pair
  • High card

Tips to win 5 Card Draw :

  • The position is the key.
  • Don’t get too hyped up during the draw rounds.
  • Fold more often.
  • Be aware of the other players at the table.
  • Avoid playing draw unless you are in the blinds.