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Irrefutable Southern Logic

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. — Mark Twain

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Feb 19, 2014

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Over the past century, poker has been dominated by six different variants with dozens of sub-variants within them. It all started with five card draw. That game turned into lowball and then five card stud came along. Five card stud lead to seven card stud which lead to Texas hold’em, and they were all usually played with limited stakes. As recently as 2006 a World Poker Tour $10,000 main event was played as limit hold’em, and my friend Mike Schneider won the thing for a million dollars. He stashed the giant check behind his washer and dryer where it sat for a long time. Poker is constantly evolving, and games are the best when nobody knows how to play them well. For as long as most of us can remember it’s been all about no-limit hold’em, thanks to television coverage and tournament poker. I can remember the day that limit ...


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