Friday, February 08, 2008

Try Some Other Games

I have been branching out a bit and playing a bit more non-Hold'em tourneys lately. I really enjoy Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha 8 tourneys and last night I tried my first 5 Card draw tourney. I really like the game. There is a lot more bluffing after the draw, it is usually right to take a stab at the pot but then fold to a raise if you do not have trips or better.

It is also interesting when someone stands pat with their hand and does not draw. Usually this means that they were dealt a flush or straight, but it also is a very interesting bluffing opportunity if played correctly and the betting levels are high enough relative to stacks (in other words someone won't call you just to see what you have).

Pokerstars is the best site to try these other games because they have a lot of $5 buy in tourneys on the half hours for non-Hold'em games. They get between 100 and 500 players and are great places to practice.

I also really enjoy the Horse tourneys on Full Tilt. They have several every hour. Horse is a nice challenging game because the game rotates from Hold'em to Omaha to Razz (lowball) and finally Stud. It keeps you on your toes and continually learning.

If you are getting bored with NLHE, give these other games a chance and rekindle your love of poker.

1 comment:

AJ "The Triple Threat" Martino said...


I saw your post on another blog and figured I’d check yours out and give you a headsup about a WPT giveaway I’m running this year.

A lot of players want to participate in a 10K buyin event, but most lack the skills or experience, so if I gave that way it would be like giving away a lottery ticket. Unless they got very lucky they probably wouldn’t do much with it.

So I tried to come up with something that I felt would be a much better prize for the majority of poker players. I’m giving away a WPT Battle For The Season Pass III package this year on my site.

You can win a weeklong vacation in the Bahamas, training from the pros (over 20 in attendance last year) and entry into up to three tournaments while you’re down there. One of the tournaments is a 3-day deep-stacked event with a number of WPT, cash and boot camp prizes. The grand prize is a $100,000 WPT Season Pass plus $10K in cash for expenses.

You can use the WPT Season Pass to enter any World Poker Tour events you want (ten 10K events, a mix of 5K, 15K, etc)

The first free satellite is being held on Full Tilt Poker Sunday, February 10th, 2008 at 14:00 (2pm EST)

Right now there's only 35 players signed up, the top 4 advance to a single-table semi-final in February. The fields aren't going to get any smaller as word of this promotion spreads. So if you want in, you'll want to play some of the earlier events to have less competition.

Hope the tables & life are treating you well, and I hope you’ll take a shot at winning this prize!

Also, feel free to contact me via email from my site, perhaps we can work out a way for you to put our banner up on your blog. Would love the opportunity to work with you!