Hold em variant teaches big concepts
Hey me and some of my fellow poker players have created a game (we have yet to give it a name) that I believe is a great poker "drill" for sharpening your skills and understanding various dynamics that need to be considered when making decisions in NLHE. The cards are dealt like holdem and there is a flop turn and river like holdem. What makes this game different is there are no chips, all the action is pf, and you can only shove, fold or call. After the board is out the winner is recognized. You can receive points based on the following rules: Shove and win = 1 points, Call and win = 2 points, Shove and lose = -1 point, Call and lose = -2 points. The player who first reaches 10 points wins and if a player reaches -10 points they are out of the game. The game really hammers home concepts like the benefits of aggression, the gap concept, the importance of position, taking chip stack (or points) into consideration. I think its especially good for tournament poker training. I would like to hear some feedback: Names, improvements, comments, etc. It may seem a little dry just reading but try it out its a blast!