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As a result, it is often the first variant learned by new players. 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 draw on pdf online marker on it.

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. Players must pay attention to how many cards other players change, but should not take too much for granted in this phase. Psychology is a major factor when drawing cards.

For instance it is not always advisable to draw three new cards when holding a pair, although this is statistically the best way to improve the rank of the hand. The reason is that the other players quite easily can “read” the hand. A player may choose to draw one or two cards instead in order to make other players believe that the hand is better than it really is. The opposite can also be used. If a player has three of a kind and several other players have drawn new cards, one strategy is to draw only one card. Other players may underestimate the hand, believing the player has two pairs or lacks a card for a straight or flush.

In games with a full card deck and four or more players, two pairs can often be the winning hand. A strategic best practice is to vary both the way to draw the numbers of new cards in equal situations and how to bet both before and after the draw. If a player is “easy to read” he very seldom will win large pots even when holding a very good hand. The most common error is to “throw good money after bad” and make high-stakes calls because he or she thinks the other player is bluffing. For instance, a player may bluff by playing a pair of aces as if it were a straight, flush, or full house. Such a play is “insured” against all lower pairs, but far too often player with a lower pair calls at expensive times only to make sure he or she is not bluffed.

On the other hand, cheap calls are usually not considered to be throwing good money away, especially when calling an unknown player. Seeing the player’s hand may be worth the small amount of money in the long run. A player may benefit in the long run if he or she is discovered to be bluffing. A player may intentionally declare to be pleased with a bad hand and bet low for the sole purpose of being discovered. This may benefit the player later if he has a good hand and wants keep other players from folding.