Suppose you get dealt, on a hand of 5 card draw poker, a pair and one other high card. Is it better to ditch all 3 and hope for trips, or to keep the face card also and keep the potential open for two pair? From my experience, I’ve used the second option and gotten a full house several times, but I just can’t figure all the odds involved. What’s the ideal play in that situation?
(BTW, considering recent discussions of the rule against threads concerning illegal subject matter, I’ll mention that there is a legal gaming casino 20 miles from my apartment, and that poker can be played as a game without financial stakes.)