This is a discussion on How Many Poker Variants can you play competently within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; As most sites are mainly geared around Texas no limit hold'em it got me wondering how many variants others know how to play. Are you
My introduction to poker was 5 Card Draw, which I started playing seriously in the early 1970's. It's now my least favorite variant.
I now mostly play Texas Hold'em, but it's not my favorite. My favorites are Razz and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo. I also enjoy Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and the mixed games like HORSE and 8-Game.
Once or twice a year, Cardschat organises a monthly series that includes most of the above. It is usually announced in the Cardschat Special Events & Real Money Tournaments section 's and run from the Pokerstars Home Games. It’s a lot of fun.
Always used to love playing HORSE and 8 game, haven't played either for a while, not sure if many sites offer them these days as a regualr game, we have a yearly decathlon event at CC which covers different types of poker, may be time to start practising again
Competently? Omaha and Hold'em. I prefer PLO to PLO8, and the no-limit version of Hold'em. PLO8 gets frustrating because a ton of pots end up getting 50/50, but sometimes it can be a saving grace as well. I know a few people who only play PLO8 because they can take half the pot (which is only profitable in multi-way pots) and will sit out rounds of regular PLO.
I play all variants of poker, but my top of the list is hold'em and second is Omaha hi
Than comes omaha hi/lo followed by the others.
Playing Badugi is very intresting too but its not a very common variant.
I play only Texas poker, I know technically how to play only Omaha and a few more types of poker. But, unfortunately, I don’t play them almost anywhere. I want to try with friends to add a couple more types of poker to our home game - for a change and, to learn playing them for money. but so far, unfortunately, these are only desires and aspirations. And each time, we return again and again to our everyday and, already so familiar, familiar and beloved, Texas poker.
Back on FTP i liked HORSE and would play the tourneys when they were available, I felt like i was pretty good at razz/omaha and omaha hi/lo. When i played the horse tourneys all my chips would come from razz and omaha/omaha hi/lo. The holdem section felt like it ended to fast and i would avoid the stud section unless i started rolled up,paired or 3 to flush.. I think the stud was to draw heavy and didn't suit my approach to cards. I would like to play HORSE again but i just don't see any tournaments on ACR.
I play Micro don't trust my opinion!
NL holdem for me , even at this format I have so much to learn , but I prefer it unquestionably . Other poker variant is Omaha hi/lo , rarely playing on the micros for fun . I once had a good opportunity to win a ps freeroll reaching at the final table 6max but didn't play well there , I won a micro with very small field on ACR , but I was extremelly lucky hitting my two/four outs on the turn/river after shoving c*** according to the flop hands So yes , basically for fun Omaha hi/lo , NL holdem I really like
I also really like Chinese Poker, I play Open Faced Chinese poker online.
Have you ever played it irl. It seems a bit difficult to me to play it irl, you need 3 decks of cards and have to count alot.
Oh no. I play exclusively online. In my country there are some legal difficulties with the organization of the game for money (Americans are also familiar with it). But there are several online poker rooms online where you can play open Chinese poker cash games and even tournaments.
I have recently joined the new poker site that give freerolls in many of these exotic card games, but I have not seen the sites offering the real money competitions in these. I have learned to play Horse, Low, Stud and some other ones, well even Badugi, but it is hard to say if I am any good in any of them.
I give 100% that many here did not even play these games: badusi, badeisi, Telesina, pineapple (china poker), Caribbean stud, 10-11 games, loball mixed, the clearest game in my opinion is R. O. S. (mix Razz, FL Omaha8, stud8), the game was created on the old full tilt. I'm prefer to play for real money only limit games, excluding the NL 2-7 SD
I just play Holdem and Omaha, I already play HORSE (Holdem, Omaha, Razz, Stud and Eight-or-better), but I dont know very well, I probably won chips because other players know less. When I first started studying, I preferred to focus on holdem.
I tried all of them, just to try them out. Some are a bit outdated ( 5 card draw) and it's difficult to find action for them. Anyway, the big money in tournaments is playing texas hold'em, that's why I didn't try to improve my skills for the other games.
I play only holdem without limit later maybe I could play omaha but for the moment I'm fine like that .. I still can not stabilize myself with texas holdem like to be able to play other ways !!! regards..