5 Card Draw Basics
The five card draw poker is one of the easiest versions of draw games. When compared to stud and community versions, draw poker games are the easiest. This is also the archetype for video poker games. This game is played with blinds or ante as per the Poker rules.
In this game, each player in the table is dealt with 5 cards all face down. This is not an open card game. Despite being simple, the hidden values are still a challenge.
Players check in to the value of their cards and they decide on the odds for winning. Those who feel that they have less chance for winning, fold their hands. If there is more than one player left at the table, the betting round begins.
The regular poker action consisting of call, raise, and re-raise take place. Those players who are heads up after this round progress to the draw to improve their hands.
Replace and Discarding
The draw round is characterized by the players discarding worthless cards and drawing replacement cards for the discards. Typically players are allowed to have 3 cards replaced.
Post - Replacement Betting
The players discard worthless cards and each player receives replacement cards. There is a betting round after the replacement of the cards, when the players decide if their new formed poker hand is worthy of play.
After the completion of the betting round, the show down begins. Hands are compared and the best five card hand receives the pot.