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Triple-Draw Lowball: Part I

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by Michael Wiesenberg |  Published: Jun 11, 2009


Triple-draw lowball is popular online. In bygone years, the game was available only in cardrooms, and then usually only at nosebleed limits, an elitist game inaccessible to low rollers, and inadvisable for anyone without experience. It was a Catch-22 situation, for how could one get the experience without jumping into a game with the smallest limit likely to be $25-$50? Even those games were unusual. Games were mostly in the $100-$200 range — and higher. And that’s where the elitism came in. Those who were experts at the game would not impart their strategy secrets. They wanted learners to pay the price. Rich suckers, of course, didn’t mind paying their dues. Such live ones had no better chance at triple-draw lowball than they did hold’em or seven-card stud. Good poker players can adjust to any game, and adding another to the mix just gave them that much more of an ...

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