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In my last blog I wrote about the fact that most poker players stick to games they know, like Texas Hold’em, or maybe Omaha or 7 Card Stud. However, there are so many other formats that can bring another level of excitement to your game. So, if you are bored playing the same games or just want to try something new, I highly recommend learning 2-7 Triple Draw Low ball Poker.

Even if you won’t play this game very often, learn the rules and try it out. I really think you’ll enjoy it.

2-7 Triple Draw Low Ball Rules

The game starts when players post the blinds, and everyone gets their five cards. Just like in any popular 5-Card Draw variant, your holdings are only visible to you. Moreover, there are no community cards, so you are just playing your own hand.

Before jumping into game play, I want to emphasize that the goal of this game is to make the worst possible combination! Therefore, if you end the hand having a flush, straight, trips or even just a pair, your holding is extremely weak, and you are unlikely to win. Another rule that is exceptional for this game is that an Ace only counts as a high card. So while in other games such as Razz, A 2 3 4 7 would be a great combination, in 2-7 Triple Draw Low ball it is a weak hand just because of this exception. For this game, the best possible combination is 2 3 4 5 7, and your goal is to get as close to it as possible.

Going back to the game play, as you probably understand from the name, you have a chance to draw new cards. Actually, there are three drawing rounds in total after each betting round, so you have many ways to improve your hand. In each round, you can draw as many cards as you like or stay with your original hand and keep all of your cards. After all drawing and betting rounds end, a showdown follows and the player holding the lowest combination wins.

All you have to do is follow these simple rules to try this game. It is definitely more fun than it sounds from the description and you are doomed to have a good time.

Conclusion

Playing this and other less well-known formats can bring new challenges, as well as a lot of fun, to your games. It is extremely helpful if you choose an online poker site which offers many different games in one place so you can enjoy the action.

Try new games, learn new things and you will start enjoying yourself at the poker tables like never before!

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So, we’re on day 13 of the 44th Annual World Series of Poker and there have already been 16 WSOP Gold Bracelets awarded. Here’s what has happened since our blog on Friday evening.

Tom SchneiderEarly this morning Tom Schneider, a 53-year-old pro from Scottsdale, Arizona, grabbed up his third gold bracelet  in Event 15, a $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. He prevailed over some of the game’s top players and walked away with $258,960 for a job well done. This Event was played out over a five-game mix of Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo.

Mark RadojaMark Radoja, who is a 27-year-old poker pro from Canada’s  Guelph, Ontario, became the fifth Canadian winner at this year’s series. This was the $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Event and Radoja  took all the marbles, winning his second gold bracelet as well as $336,190. This was a tough event because each player had to win seven separate heads-up matches just to get to the final round, and the competition was not a walk in the park; there were plenty of  bracelet winners and top poker pros along the way that needed to be faced, but Radoja persevered through it all and took a well deserved victory lap around the poker table.

Johnathan TaylorAnd who could forget  31-year-old Jonathan Taylor from Phil Campbell, Alabama, who won the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Event 14 on Saturday night? Taylor pocketed $454,424 to  add to his growing bankroll and his first gold bracelet to add to his three Circuit rings. Taylor outlasted the field of  1,819 enthusiastic players that created  a total  prize pool of $2,455,600. The top 198 players finished in the money

Mike MatusowSaturday – 45-year-old Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, who was born in Los Angeles, California, and now resides full time in Las Vegas, Nevada reigned supreme over the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event that included a who’s who of poker professionals. In addition to $266,503, Matusow earned his fourth gold bracelet by defeating Matthew Ashton in a heads-up. Maybe now Matusow’s belief that he belongs in the Poker Hall of Fame will final happen now that he can boast four WSOP bracelets.

Lev RofmanFriday – Lev Rofman, age 37, defeated poker giant and five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham. Moscow-born Rofman, who was raised and lived most of his life in Texas and now lives in Las Vegas, defeated Cunningham heads-up at the final table of the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em Event 12 to bag $166,136 and his very first WSOP gold bracelet. Rofman survived a field of 535 players, many of whom were seasoned professional players, and managed to reach heads-up play against one of the most accomplished players in the game.

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