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Indian Hold'em

by John Vorhaus |  Published: Apr 02, 2014


Those who know me know that I travel far and wide in pursuit of whatever professional oddities wash up on my beach. Probably not too many other poker columnists out there have also run the writing staff of the Russian version of Married…with Children or breathed life into a cartoon dinosaur in Brazil (or, for that matter, written six novels, all of which you should go buy and read at once). Not long ago, my travels took me to the heart of the Punjab region of India, and the regional hub of Shamipur, a lively enough town if you know where to go on a Saturday night. Fortunately, I did, and so found myself playing a version of Texas hold’em that I’d never seen before, or even imagined. It’s called Indian hold’em, and I will share it with you now. In Indian hold’em, as in regular hold’em, you’re dealt two ...

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