2-7 (Deuce to Seven) Single Draw is a form of lottery poker, sometimes referred to as “Kansas City Lowball.” Lowball games reward the best lower hands, so games like Hold’em and Stud have the highest wins. Games such as table games such as Holdem and Omaha are played with curtains and buttons, and sometimes with ants. In Single Draw, each player can draw and draw a card once, but you have to “stand” in the lottery (no cards are discarded).
How to play 2-7 singles
First, it’s important to understand that hand rankings are 2-7 different from other minor games. Straight in 2-7, the redness counts in your lower hand and the ace is always high. So the best possible hands are: 7, 5, 4, 3, 2. The following 2-7 hands (not a complete list) are ranked from the lowest power (# 1, no pot wins) to the strongest (#). 16, nut):
J, 7, 4, 3, 2 (all the same suit – fresh water)
8, 7, 6, 5, 4 (straight)
7, 6, 5, 4, 3 (low straight)
5, 5, 5, 6, 3
2, 2, 7, 6, 5
A, 9, 6, 4, 2
A, 8, 7, 4, 2
A, 5, 4, 3, 2 (not straight – high)
K, J, 8, 7, 4
T, 7, 5, 4, 3
T, 6, 5, 4, 3
T, 6, 5, 4, 2
9, 7, 6, 4, 3
8, 6, 4, 3, 2
7, 6, 4, 3, 2
7, 5, 4, 3, 2
Lottery games are played using a forced bet called a “sticker” in which the player sitting to the left of the player’s button places a small blind and the player sitting to the left has a large blind. Small blinds are usually equal to half of large blinds. Lowball is sometimes played with ‘ante’, which is a small forced bet made by each player in addition to the sticker.
Each player is dealt five cards face down. Then bet with the option to call, raise and fold. After the first round, the remaining players can now draw. This means you can discard some cards and try to improve your hand by making new cards instead. Click the cards you want to discard and click the ‘Discard’ button. You can discard all five cards if you wish. If you already have strong hands, you can choose ‘Stand Pat’. This means that you choose not to discard any cards. After the draw, another bet is made and the player has the option to place a bet or fold (if the bet was made before the action began). If no bets are made, players can also check.
Therefore, the sequence of actions is:
Five cards are dealt to each player
Bet # 1, starting with the big blind to the player’s left
Start / draw from the player to the left of the button
Bet on the # 2 player, starting with the player to the left of the button
Showdown (if required)
Lottery games may require more cards than are left on the board. In this case, the cards will be updated and you will continue to play using the new deck. For more information on lottery game changes, see the platform change.
Showdown - Determining the winner
The best five-card player wins with 2-7 hands. Once the pot is in the best hands, 2-7 new lottery games are ready to be played.
If two or more hands have the same meaning, divide the container equally. There is no claim to reward the container. Keep in mind that this is different from other forms of low, high / low poker where you can play cards high or low. In 2-7, the ace is always the highest card.
In lowball, most hands that are usually strong in games like Hold’em are weak. Couples, trips (three types), straight, redness are always considered high hands, so they do not qualify for the Lowball competition. If the hand is unique, the player with the highest card loses. For example, if one player is 9-6-5-2-3, this hand hits 10-9-6-2-3. In 2-7 games, the cards are always high, so it’s not very good. This means that a player with a J-9-7-3-2 is beating an opponent with an A-9-7-3-2. The best hand available is the 7-5-4-3-2 of various suits. Because the hand is short, without an ace, straight or not washable. For this reason, the game is called 2-7 Lowball.