Five Card Draw Turbo Poker
Five-card draw is a poker variant that is considered the simplest variant of poker, and is the basis for video poker. As a result, it is often the first variant learned by new players. It is commonly played in home games but rarely played in casino and tournament play. The first betting round begins with the player to the left of the big blind, and subsequent rounds begin with the player to the dealer’s left. Games typically use an ante; the first betting round begins with the player to the dealer’s left, and the second round begins with the player who opened the first round. Play begins with each player being dealt five cards, one at a time, all face down. The remaining deck is placed aside, often protected by placing a chip or other marker on it. Players pick up the cards and hold them in their hands, being careful to keep them concealed from the other players, then a round of betting occurs. If more than one player remains after the first round, the “draw” phase begins. Each player specifies how many of their cards they wish to replace and discards them. The deck is retrieved, and each player is dealt in turn from the deck the same number of cards they discarded so that each player again has five cards. A second “after the draw” betting round occurs beginning with the player to the dealer’s left or else beginning with the player who opened the first round (the latter is common when antes are used instead of blinds). This is followed by a showdown, if more than one player remains, in which the player with the best hand wins the pot.
All MSO 2021 poker tournaments will take place on PokerStars (PokerStars.net, or using your local PokerStars client). Tournaments will use Play Money and are available to players over 18 years old. Players from any country may enter.
The tournaments will only be available to join in PokerStars in the hour leading up to the start. Click on Tools (or use Ctrl+T / Cmd+T) and search for the Tournament ID (will be added below in due course). Please register here and give your PokerStars username in order to be eligible for MSO medals and to score points towards the Pentamind World Championship and Amateur Poker World Championship.
The player with the top 5 Pentamind scores from all of the Poker events will be crowned the Amateur Poker World Champion.
Tournament ID on PokerStars – 3239776254
- event_id: PO5C