By analogy to the game of Draw poker
, one is said to be drawing
in other poker games if one has a hand that is incomplete and needs further cards to become valuable. For example, in Seven-card stud
, if four of your first five cards are all spades, but your hand is otherwise worthless (no pairs, no straight), you are said to be drawing for a flush. Contrast this with a made hand
, which has value already.
Whether or not it is good strategy to play a drawing hand depends upon the nature of the game being played, the size of the pot, the betting structure, and many other factors.
- See also : Poker