There’s what I call, the Universal House Rule
about drawing, in most variance of five card draw, and if you’ve ever played in a home
game, five card draw. You’ve probably come across this rule, and that’s why I call it
the Universal House Rule. It’s that you can’t draw four, unless you have an Ace. Now, here’s
the thing. If you’re playing in a tight game, you don’t need to have this rule. If you’re
playing in a small game, you don’t need to have this rule. This rule is about mathematics.
If you are playing, say, eight handed, and you’ve dealt. No, that wouldn’t even work.
Let’s say you’re playing seven handed, and you’ve dealt five cards to everyone. You’re
going to have to have that house rule. As a matter of fact, with seven handed, you’re
going to have to hope that somebody stands pat, but what it means is, say you’re playing
six handed. Six times five, that’s thirty cards. Plus six times four, is twenty four,
so you’d have to have this rule, but if you’re playing in a smaller game that is six players,
don’t worry about this rule. The way it works, is if you want to draw a four, you have to
show an Ace. If you don’t have an Ace, you can’t draw four.