The draw poker strategy is quite entertaining, and what makes it so is the ability to change cards during play and the absence of a flop and other community cards.
If in Texas Hold’em you can infer what your opponent is holding on the basis of a number of different clues: there are community cards (coordinated or not), and the size of your opponent’s bets, and his style of play, and the time he takes to think about the move, and the like, then in draw poker , you are almost devoid of all the tips. However, do not despair right away, I will try to tell you the most important points that you should rely on when playing poker with an exchange.
The most important condition for a successful game of draw poker is the ability to determine with which hand to continue the game, with which one is better to immediately say “fold”. The advice here is simple – open the game only if you have two jacks or better, otherwise fold or check. However, you should not always stick to such a tight strategy, but change it to an aggressive or loose one in order to confuse opponents who are used to a certain line of your behavior.
When it comes to swapping cards, before deciding whether to swap a card, pay attention to the following factors: the size of the card, the number of opponents at the table, the size of the bets that were previously made at the table. In turn, be sure to take into account how your opponents change cards, and measure this against the value of the bets that this opponent made in order to exclude or, conversely, confirm the possibility of bluffing.
Remember that in draw poker you always need to play ahead: if you manage to follow the provisions of the fundamental theorem, change the tactics of your game and successfully use bluffs, then in this type of poker you will be successful, which I sincerely wish you!