Draw poker is any poker variant in which each player is dealt a complete hand before the first betting round, and then develops the hand for later rounds by replacing, or "drawing", cards. The descriptions below assume the reader is familiar with the general game play of poker, and with hand values (both high and low variations).
HORSE (Mixed Game) HORSE is actually an acronym describing a combination of five poker games: Hold'em; Omaha Hi/Lo; Razz (Seven card stud low) Stud (Seven card stud high) Eight-or-better (Seven card stud high-low) The background of HORSE. HORSE is one of many popular mixed game variants.
Razz (Seven Card Stud, played for low only) is a poker game in which the best Ace to Five low poker hand wins the pot at showdown. In Razz, players are dealt seven cards throughout the course of the hand, but only the best five-card low hand possible for each player is used to determine the winner.
Seven-card stud, also known as Seven-Toed Pete or Down-The-River is a variant of stud poker. Until the recent increase in popularity of Texas hold 'em, seven-card stud was the most widely played poker variant in home games across the United States, and in casinos in the eastern part of the country.