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Analyzing New Poker Games

by Ed Miller |  Published: Jul 08, 2015

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The World Series of Poker is always an inspiration to me to play more non-hold‘em games. Since I mostly write about hold‘em, I mostly play hold‘em as well, and as a result, I don’t have the experience in non-hold’em games I wish I had. Trying out a new game can be fun, but it can also be a little intimidating, since it can seem like your opponents all have more experience and knowledge than you do. But doing a little away-from-the-table analysis can go a long way to alleviate fears that you are outclassed. Poker games run the gamut, from draw to stud to games with community cards. They have two, four, or five betting rounds. They are limit, pot-limit, or no-limit. They are played for high, for low, or as split-pot games. Despite all these variations, there’s one thing that’s constant throughout all poker games—the math behind pot odds. ...


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