Originally Posted by cheermom48017
How can you say NL holdem is a lotto game? What do you only like limit games? It is called gambling not surethingling right?
Check a lot of the threads on Cardschat (and many other forums), many written or addressed by successful Cardschat players ... about gambling = poker. Those players would NEVER agree that they are 'gambling'. But .... all-in preflopper players .... ARE !!
Stud type games are never a 'surething' until you have the unbeatable nuts ... just like HE and O. Your OP just seemed to propose turning stud style games into all-in preflop games ... just to "see how it plays out". In a very high stakes game it might
work ... but in a freeroll as you suggest, even PL is nothing more than a way to get more players into a 'pot committed' situation for huge preflop lotto plays... and THAT's how it would play out ...