As a longtime mixed games enthusiast, it pains me to see that so many fewer poker players partake in such games versus “just boring old Hold’em” gatherings. To help promote the “mixed game movement” I decided to host a proper meet up game for the first time.
It was held at Westgate Casino Las Vegas, and very good times were had. Check out a recap of what went down on this fun and special night of Dealer’s Choice shenanigans.
While the success of AI on the virtual poker felt is something to be heralded, what with the news that it can now beat a 6-handed table of pros at Texas Hold’em, one might postulate that humanity’s in dire straits and that it might as well fold before even looking at its hole cards.
Not so, poker players; not so. If you want to maintain human dominance over AI, simply gravitate to the umpteen other forms of poker it has yet to master, or even tackle. Mixed games beckon, my friends!
Do you ever get excited about the prospect of playing mixed games, but are too afraid to dip your toes in the water? Upswing Poker’s Mixed Game Mastery course, taught by longtime winner Jake Abdalla, will give you an excellent primer on five of the main variants in the classic 8-game mix.
The course helps you get equipped with all the tools you need to stay competitive at Razz, Stud, Stud8, Omaha8, and 2-7 Triple Draw. Check out our full, thorough review!
While Texas Hold’em might get all the TV time, mixed games are also enjoying boosted popularity in poker. From Razz to Stud and every poker variant in between, H.O.R.S.E. and mixed games are the true test for poker’s greatest champions.
Learn more about mixed games in this article.
Think back to the most fun you ever had playing poker. Nice, eh?
Well, I recently had an experience that fits that description, playing in $4/$8 Dealer’s Choice mixed games with a group of like-minded poker lovers in the heart of Las Vegas.
I tried to capture the experience in words (and pictures), but to truly understand the joy we had, you have to experience it yourself firsthand. Hopefully, reading this account will encourage you to do just that.
Even if online poker isn’t legal and regulated in your jurisdiction, you can still enjoy playing your favorite variants of the game online without money at stake. If you’ve always stuck to Texas Hold’em, perhaps it’s time to broaden your horizons a bit.
Here’s a primer on a number of other popular poker games you might wish to try next time you visit a land-based poker room or play online.