Okay, now let’s talk about the showdown in
deuce to seven triple draw. Before that, let’s just take a quick look at betting. Now, I’m
the small blind, so I’m first to act. And I’ve got this hand. I want to make sure I
get paid. So, I’m going to bet. Let’s say that the game was two-four. This is the last
betting round, so I’m going to bet four. You could check-raise, but no one else at the
table has shown any strength. So, if you bet four, on the last betting round, you insure
yourself of getting value. The next player has a pair of eights. So he’s just going to
fold. Pairs are bad in this game. Made hands are bad. The next player has a jack low and
he says, “You know what? I don’t believe you. I’m going to call.” That’s foolish. And then
the last player, let’s say he figures the pot odds are there and he calls. And so we
have a showdown. Our seven low shows his hand because he was the last player to bet or raise.
The jack low would throw his hand right in the muck. Then, let’s see what this person
drew to. Of course, we already know that he was beaten. He drew to a pair of sixes. It
got even worse. Well, there you go. Seven, six, five, three, deuce, a rather strong hand
in deuce to seven triple draw, takes down the pot.