Let’s say you wanted to handicap a heads-up game of Draw Poker by giving one player seven cards at the start. Let’s suppose that at the draw that player must discard n+2 cards in order to receive n cards to make a five card hand.
I realize that there are easier ways to handicap a heads-up game, e.g. starting one player with more chips but I’m curious about the math.
How much of an edge does the 7-card player receive?
What if the handicap was six cards?
It’s my OP so I say any and all digressions are welcome. For example, chess is damned hard to handicap without fundamentally changing the game whereas Go is wonderful.