Ibeatyouraces
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May 28th, 2015 at 8:49:34 AM permalink
Without derailing the "Guts" thread with my burn the pot situation in poker games, what's your favorite game to play at you home poker nights with the guys/girls? I mentioned mine was Bloody 7's and here is how it's played:

Bloody 7's is a 5 card stud game. Each players antes, usually a quarter (25¢) and receives three hole cards. At this point everyone decides whether they are in or out. 7's and one eyed jacks are wild in your hole cards. If you stay in, you now are dealt two cards face up. If you receive a 7 as a face up card, you automatically lose and burn the pot (hence the name Bloody 7's). Any one eyed jacks face up are still wild. If more than one person stays in and loses, they shall also burn the pot. At this point, the winner of the hand now has to "beat the deck" in which the next five cards off the top of the deck are dealt and as in normal gameplay, all 7's and one eyed jacks are wild for the deck. If the deck wins, you burn the pot. The only way the game ends is if only one player stays in and also beats the deck. If the deck wins, the pot remains in the center, everyone re-antes and continues until a single caller beats the deck. Burns are usually capped at $3 or $4 but can be higher depending on the stakes.
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May 28th, 2015 at 8:59:57 AM permalink
My favorite is Guts but I also enjoy Screw Your Neighbor and Indian Poker.

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MathExtremist
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May 28th, 2015 at 9:03:28 AM permalink
I'm partial to "Have a Heart".

7-card stud with the extra rule that every time a heart is dealt face-up in any hand, the deal stops for that player to steal a card from another player. Face up stays up, down stays down. Winners evaluated as normal but sometimes a player has less than 5 cards at the end and can't have a straight or flush. Stealing a face-up heart doesn't permit a re-steal. It's pretty funny when someone is a big bettor one round and then gets two cards stolen the next.
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May 28th, 2015 at 11:06:26 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

My favorite is Guts but I also enjoy Screw Your Neighbor and Indian Poker.


I was going to say "Screw Your Neighbor," or as we called it in mixed company, "Pass the Trash!" :)

I also enjoyed "Kings & Little Ones" (sometimes just "Little Ones" without the Kings) where the lowest ranked card in your hand is wild. Worked for stud & draw games. It always sucked when you had a pair of threes, and drew a 2! Sorry, your trip aces just turned into trip 3's!
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odiousgambit
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May 28th, 2015 at 11:34:41 AM permalink
7 card stud Hi-Lo [split pot]
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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May 28th, 2015 at 12:06:23 PM permalink
HO

No limit hold-em mixed with pot limit Omaha. Nothing wild. Played tournament style.

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May 28th, 2015 at 12:12:14 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

HO

No limit hold-em mixed with pot limit Omaha. Nothing wild. Played tournament style.

If I can't use the home game as a way to advance my casino game knowledge, I ain't playin!

All variants of poker will help advance your poker skill.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Ibeatyouraces
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May 28th, 2015 at 12:19:09 PM permalink
My other favorite is Follow the Queen/Black Mariah.
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odiousgambit
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May 28th, 2015 at 12:27:31 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

HO

No limit hold-em mixed with pot limit Omaha. Nothing wild. Played tournament style.

If I can't use the home game as a way to advance my casino game knowledge, I ain't playin!



What are the rules?

Quote: Ibeatyouraces

My other favorite is Follow the Queen/Black Mariah.



and what are the rules for Black mariah?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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May 28th, 2015 at 2:04:07 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I was going to say "Screw Your Neighbor," or as we called it in mixed company, "Pass the Trash!" :)

I also enjoyed "Kings & Little Ones" (sometimes just "Little Ones" without the Kings) where the lowest ranked card in your hand is wild. Worked for stud & draw games. It always sucked when you had a pair of threes, and drew a 2! Sorry, your trip aces just turned into trip 3's!



We call that game "shipwreck" (my co-favorite), because in 7 card stud that last card can wreck your hand (lowest hole card and all like it are wild - "here come da rocks!")

My other favorite is "chase the lady", where in 7 card stud, if a queen is dealt face up, the next card and all like it are wild. No face-up queen, no wilds. 2nd queen up, new wild card. We also played a variation where, if the queen of spades comes face up, the hand is dead, and everybody left in antes to the pot and gets a new hand. Other queens act the same as in chase the lady. If you've folded before the queen of spades comes out, you're out of the pot.

We're also very fond of what Mike calls "Screw Your Neighbor" and we call something unprintable here. It was the basis of the idea for OFTM.
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