I created a new variant of five-card-draw-poker and would like to hear your opinion about it. I tried this variant with my friends severel times in our weekly home game and we had fun with this. It is a tripple draw game. This is how it works: Every player gets five cards face down, followed by the first betting round and the first draw, like in every draw game. But: Every player still left in the game has to show two of his five cards face up after the first draw and this cards can’t be changed in the later draws. Player one draws so many cards like he wants and then he show two cards of his new hand. Than Player two does the same and so on. Then the second betting round follows. After this the players can change any of their three cards left face down in the second draw and have to show one card more face up which also can’t get changed in the third and last draw. After this the third betting round follows, followed by the third draw, in which every player can change any of his two cards left face up. After that he has to show a fourth card so that everyone can see four of the five cards of his opponents. Than the last betting round follows. We played it with pot limit and had much fun with it.
My idea behind it was to revive five-card-draw-poker from which Doyle Brunson wrote it is dead. The problem with the classic five-card-draw-poker is, that you don’t know anything about the hand of your opponents and so have no chance to get away if you have a straight and he a full house for example. This makes it a game in which luck is far more important than skills. Stud poker was created to solve this problem. My idea was to mix draw poker with elements of stud poker without making it to stud poker.
Please let me know what you think about it.