Originally Posted by gambit8888
I wish they would skip the round by round and just spread 1/2 PLO. But this is a step in the right direction
Yeah, exactly. Maybe it will lure someone sitting to play NLHE like they do on TV, but who wouldn't play straight PLO. I'd love to get the foundation for some more frequent PLO action, especially downtown casino action.
2. Does the Thursday night mixed game somewhere in the NW suburbs still go? That was fun the one time i played it.
3. We got burned badly several months back by trying too much too soon with a mixed game (and by getting fooled by a farce of a poker room on Lafayette Avenue). Nevertheless, i think there's some potential for us to team up and get some non-NLHE going. But we all have different interests, so i suggest compromising to build up games. First we agree to meet several weeks in a row to start whatever game is most popular (say, PLO). After a couple of months, when that's either going or not, we do the same with the next most popular choice (say, 6/12 or 8/16 LHE). And so on.
Now, what sucks is that some of us will need to tread water against other competent players in a game that might not be our best while waiting for weaker players to show up. E.g., i'm not a good PLO player, even though i'm eager to learn. So i would give up EV to the PLO sharks to get their game going. Hopefully i'd make it back later on in getting more games going that i like. Maybe not. In any case, i'm adaptable and learn so i could learn to beat a juicy PLO game if we got that going.
Basically, it's a compromise to build up some enthusiasm for other games. Thoughts?