A face up draft format for 2 players.
Start with 80 shuffled cards. Deal 4 cards face up into 4 piles. A player chooses one of the piles to add to their draft pool. Deal one new card onto each of the four piles and the other player drafts a pile. Continue adding a card to each pile with each pick until all cards are drafted.
As the draft goes on, piles will become asymmetrically larger. Part of the challenge is evaluating choices between quality and quantity.
Each player builds a 40+ card deck from their draft pool.
Winchester draft is one of the earliest methods devised to capture the spirit and fun of drafting with just two players, and was originally played by opening and shuffling a set of booster packs.
Because picks can be from piles of different sizes, it’s possible for players to end up with different size pools, and extreme cases find themselves without enough cards they want to put in their decks. This isn’t a fatal flaw, but something to keep in mind for players to end up with a deck they’re happy with.