re: Poker & play all games
Originally Posted by matthemaori
3. Looking for the win rate: Texas Hold'em is by far and away the most popular form of poker... and the most researched. While it's great that there are lots of ways to improve your game it does mean that your average Hold'em player knows more about the game than, say, your average Razz player. Exploring new forms of poker is like riding out into a wild frontier. They'll be some tough competitors but you can also hit a gold rush if you prepare yourself properly. Win rates in new games can be really solid. Get learning and maximize your winnings.
I agree in general about it being a good idea to learn multiple games. It's nowhere near as important as it used to be back in the day (when the argument was that there were only live games, and if there was only a Stud8 game running then you better know how to play Stud8) because there's literally endless action at NLHE, but I still think it's good to have multiple games.
That said, your point above cuts both ways. While it's true that the average hold 'em player may know more about their chosen game than the average razz player, there just aren't
that many average razz players - most of the time you'll just find regs in the games and when a new or average player stumbles into the game for whatever reason, they usually drop their money quickly to the regs then leave.