Want to switch out your hole cards? PokerStars will let you!

antonis32123

antonis32123

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Interesting format , I will try it , but only for fun , to see the gameplay . Change one or two of your hole cards preflop ?? Funny , it reminds me of that old game they introduced in the past , with the powers that you could get and use (one of the powers or two had this option :))
 
JoeKampman

JoeKampman

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That's just crazy. They're changing the fundamentals of the game. Seems like they should have to call it something else. Maybe Kansas Switch em would be a better name. :D
 
Vallet

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This is made for fans of quickly changing starting hands. They can change the situation on an unsuccessful flop, as I understand from the article. Swap Hold'em will find its players.
 
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BIGAUS

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This is essentially Hold Em's version of Zap-It blackjack found in many American casinos as a variant to the traditional Blackjack. Interesting that it sounds like you have to swap at least 1 card from the start, so even if you're dealt a pair, you would have to drop one before the pre-flop betting happens? Reading the article, it wasn't too clear if that was the case or not. Nevertheless, an interesting variant that I don't see becoming the next big hit in the online poker world.
 
greatgame230

greatgame230

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This variation modifies the whole game, it may have a number of players that fit this, but I do not think it would be the majority, I will not try to play it personally, I think I would need to modify my whole game in order to adapt.
 
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DS3

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Well, at least it makes a lot more sense than some of their other novelties. I do not find any of them particularly engaging but could see how this would appeal to quite a few.

My issue would be when I run poorly on PS I seem to run poorly for an extended period (orbit after orbit) more so than other sites. So I can imagine swapping out 9 4 off and promptly being given 8 2 off, over and over... and I am only half joking.
 
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TheCody86

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lol, The downfall of stars started when they killed Supernova Elite. Let's add more variance to games to effectively increase rake.
 
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CaptainXL

Rock Star
I can do that on ACR. Of course I have to wait for the next hand to get my new cards.
 
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1nsomn1a

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Innovations PokerStars reminds me of Apple's innovations, at first everyone says that it looks terrible, interferes, and is completely out of place.. and after a while, all the others amicably copy this feature.:)

But seriously, it is a very interesting format. By the way, the accusers of the pokerroom in dishonest RNG will now have even more reasons for their arguments.:D
 
Roller

Roller

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Interesting concept, the ability to switch out your hole cards could be rewarding.
Like most things, I'm sure it will be a fad and fade away if it even catches on to begin with.
 
partz

partz

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thats just childish not to say stupid. poker needs to stay the same it was in the beginning otherwise it cant be called poker but a stupid way to attract kids or people who have nothing to do with the poker game fundamentals. guess 888 wont mind few more members
 
mkdrummey

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Didn't they have a game where you could "unfold" your hand before the last round of betting? I suppose these games may attract other players to the site but they are just gimmicks, much like the stupid throwables.
 
run187

run187

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Didn't they have a game where you could "unfold" your hand before the last round of betting? I suppose these games may attract other players to the site but they are just gimmicks, much like the stupid throwables.

Yeah, the throwables are stupid I blocked them. Being able to change cards and or unfold hands is stupid it's not poker. I wish they would also emove the idiotic tempest tables..
 
bc2017

bc2017

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For me, Swap was the best game Stars had on the site and I very much hope it gets a second run in the lobby.
 
zwbb

zwbb

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Replacing cards is possible once per deal, and you can change one or both cards.
 
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pablo lima

Rock Star
exchange cards

exchanging cards I would love to do that since hands are not always the best
 
kraemer

kraemer

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Now if they would only let you choose those two cards.....

Hhhmmmm.... I would prefer to get dealt any 2 and then choose a flop...

Looks much like another twist to keep the bingo players happy in a poker room...
I don't see me playing this... At first glance i would say that this devaluates the top
hole cards dramatically...

Now the donks can call your preflop raise with 4 7 off, and if they don't flop a miracle they get a second chance for free by swaping.

Say good bye to AA as the favorite hand....

Maybe a solid strategy can be developed for this game, but most people already struggle to play standard Holdem really good, so the aditional complexity is sure to overwhelm them.
 
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