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5 Card Draw

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5 Card Draw was at one time the best known form of poker, with it featuring in many a Hollywood Western. It has since been surpassed in popularity by Texas Hold’em. Allowing just one round of changes the temptation to change no cards just for fun can be costly!


The classic form of the game of poker. You get dealt five cards, there is a betting round, you may discard and draw once to improve your hand after which there is a second betting round and then the showdown.

You can find out about opportunities to play 5 Card Draw live at the timetable. Please report any external links that have broken or have changed to contain inappropriate material. More information about how tournament play works can be found in clocks and in MSO rules.

MSO Poker (5 Card Draw) Champions

2012 Peter Watts England Olympiad Champion
2011 Paco Garcia De La Banda Spain Olympiad Champion
2010 James B. Couch United Kingdom Olympiad Champion
2009 Madeleine Heppell England Olympiad Champion
2008 Josef Kollar England Olympiad Champion
2007 Tige Nnando England Olympiad Champion
2006 David Pearce England Olympiad Champion
2005 George Miller England Olympiad Champion
2004 Ben Player England Olympiad Champion
2003 Demis Hassabis England Olympiad Champion
2002 Geoffrey Nunn England Olympiad Champion
2001 George Miller England Olympiad Champion
2000 Tige Nando England Olympiad Champion
1999 Iain Adams England Olympiad Champion

Full results and other winners can be found in Results.

MSO Poker - 5 Card Draw Ranked Players:


  George Miller, Tige Nnando


  David Pearce, Jan Stastna, Josef Kollar


  Gary Lee, Martyn Hamer

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