All about Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Poker

2-7 Triple Draw History

The game of poker has witnessed the emergence of a great multitude of variations over a period of time. Each one of these variations has its own rich tradition and Deuce to Seven Triple Draw poker isn’t any different. It’s evolved tremendously in both the regular casino poker environments as well as in the tournament format. Let’s acquaint you with its rich history and tell you how it has turned into one of the main highlights of the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament.

As is applicable to any poker game’s history, there are all sorts of versions associated with the place and method of origination of Deuce to Seven Triple Draw poker too. One factor is pretty clear that several different lowball poker variations used to be in play in both California and Nevada during the 1930s. But Deuce to Seven Triple Draw poker is a relatively newer version compared to all of them. It’s most likely to have emerged between the late 80s and early 90s.

Although double draw lowball poker was already in play at the Vegas World casino during the 80s, and the ten handed Triple Draw lowball poker was commonplace at Super Bowl of Poker tournaments of that time, it is Doc Jennings who is believed to have been the first to introduce the new age five card, six player format of the game during the late 80s in Arkansas in United States. The first time that Deuce to Seven Triple Draw poker appeared in a legal brick and mortar casino was in the year 1991, with the opening up of the Hollywood Casino in Mississippi.

It grew tremendously in popularity over the years and reached a point where it was incorporated as a bracelet event at the prestigious WSOP (World Series of Poker) in the year 2002 in Las Vegas. John Juanda emerged the winner of the first-ever Deuce to Seven Triple Draw WSOP tournament. The second bracelet was won by another well-known poker legend, popularly referred to as Men ‘The Master’ Nguyen, in the year 2003. Thereafter, the game was excluded from the WSOP calendar for the following three years, until making a comeback in the year 2007. It has continued to be one of the highlights of the WSOP since then. To tell you more about its WSOP history, the 2009 edition of the event had this game with a $ 2500 buy in, and attracted as many as 258 entries! The total prize money for the first position holder was $ 166,151. That event was won by a poker player known as Abe Mosseri. Other well-known players who cashed out big (being among the top 24 finishers) included the likes of Hasan Habib (18th position), Daniel Negreanu (16th position), Blair Rodman (5th position), John Juanda (4th position) and Masayoshi Tanaka (2nd position).

In fact, it can be said that the single draw version of the game, called Deuce to Seven Draw, has always been a part of WSOP since the inception of the event. It used to be the most looked-up-to bracelet, apart from the main event’s, for a large number of reputed poker players. Well-known players like Johnny Chan, Dewey Tomko, Bobby Baldwin, Sailor Roberts, Stu Ungar, Doyle Brunson, Freddy Debb and Billy Baxter have all won the single draw Deuce to Seven poker bracelet!

The popularity of the game continued its acceleration thereafter, getting incorporated as both in-ring game as well as in tournament format at a large number of off-line and online card rooms, such as in Aced Poker, Carbon Poker, Poker Stars and more.