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06-24-2013 , 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by jsomethin
My brother came up with "Pittsburgh Hold'em"

3 rivers
Good name. Does this create three boards, or one seven card board?
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06-25-2013 , 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jsomethin
My brother came up with "Pittsburgh Hold'em"

3 rivers
i like this. Is this is a limit game?

I like would like this as Pittsburg Omaha.(O8 w 3 rivers.)
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06-25-2013 , 04:09 PM
When we got close to the end of the night and there were only 3-4 players left, we'd do Chinese poker with 2 jokers in the deck. Single joker is wild. If you get both, they have to be used as deuces. Had a bit of fun with that.
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06-27-2013 , 07:54 PM
I've been playing dealer's choice home games with my family since I was a kid. Some that I don't see already posted:


Dirty Girty (Gurty? Gerty?): 7 Stud in which the Q of spades in the hole splits the pot, but if dealt face-up, everyone re-antes, the recipient matches the pot (or pays antes for everyone, or whatever the dealer calls), and the game is re-dealt. Wash, rinse, repeat, until the Q of spades doesn't show up on the board.

Chicago: 7 Stud in which the high spade in the hole splits the pot (or low spade, if you call it that way).

Deuces, Jacks, and the Man with the Axe: 7 Stud in which 2s, Js, and the K of hearts (or is it diamonds?) are wild. Is also often played with 7s take the pot: Any natural pair of 7s wins the whole pot regardless of what else is out.

Night Baseball (with or without Chicago): 7 Stud no-peep, 3s and 9s are wild, 4 takes an extra card. Must pay one ante for a 3. Players turn up one card at a time until they beat the last shown hand, then betting round. More betting rounds in this game than almost any other.

Acey-Deucey: But not the casino kind. Everyone antes, no mandatory betting other than that. Flip two cards, bet minimum of the ante, maximum of the pot, and you win if the third card flipped is between the first two. If the first two cards pair, you pay 1, 2, or 4 ante depending on what they are. No other penalties. The pots can get ridiculous from people betting too much at weak spreads, but they grow pretty nicely too from people betting good spreads and getting burned.


Did I mention that we're usually all falling-over drunk? Yeah, that.
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06-27-2013 , 08:01 PM
Oh, I forgot one.

Indian Head (hey, I didn't pick the name): Everyone antes, each player is dealt one card that he cannot look at, and he sticks the card to his forehead. No-limit betting. Beware of mirrors, sunglasses, and other potentially reflective surfaces. This usually only gets dealt when someone is too lazy to deal a real game.
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06-29-2013 , 06:47 AM
We play no limit. One board with 3 rivers, betting round between all of them.

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07-03-2013 , 02:24 PM
Murder and Oklahoma are two O8 variants that generate a LOT of action.

If any crazy-game advocates are in Vegas late July/early August, we'll be playing these, and others, at Binions at BARGE. Feel free to drop by for a few hands...
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07-03-2013 , 03:24 PM
Something looks off about the description of murder. Oklahoma looks like a dirty dirty game. If you're drawing to the low on the river, prepare to be disappointed.
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07-08-2013 , 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by findingneema
Something looks off about the description of murder.
The thing to remember is that the board is dealt in columns, 2 columns of 3 for the flop, one column of 3 for the turn, and one column of 3 for the river.

The final board consists of 3 rows of 4 cards, and one board card must be selected from each row. There are 4*4*4 == 64 possible combos, where a standard O8 board has c(5, 3) == 10 possible combos.
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08-28-2015 , 11:22 PM
Yes, I know it's an old thread, but I'm a month into a new home game. Dealer's Choice. Mostly guys I have played with in the past. Spread Limit, with ante. Wild card games allowed (UGH). Wanted to check for some new variations to introduce.

A bevy of "Omaha Style" games. Play 2 from your hand, and 3 from the board. Almost always hi-low (wheel is nut low).

I will try to remember to call Murder and/or Oklahoma, 2nd best hold'em and maybe a couple others.

They are also big on a game they call California. We play with 8 players, and all the cards are used!

5 cards to each player, and 3 Rows of 4 board cards.
Must use 2 in your hand, and 2 from either the bottom or middle row, and 1 from the top row.
Ante - Bet.
Show 2 from bottom row, 2 from middle row. - Bet
Show other 2 from bottom and middle - Bet
Reveal 1st from top - Bet
Reveal 2nd from top - Bet
Reveal 3rd from top - Bet
Reveal last from top - Bet

Talk about a game of the nuts. Usually a few wheel draws and people with trips/sets trying to catch highest quads, while ducking straight flushes.



Another that gets called about once an orbit... 7 1/2 - 27 1/2
Each player gets 2 cards (usually down, can be one up one down).
Ace - 1 or 11
Paint - 1/2
Rest are pip value
Split pot, closest to target (usually without going over), no bluffing (if over, must muck).
Ante. Spread limit. Bet + 3 raises.
Left of dealer has option to bet (continues around).
Left of dealer has option to take a single card (continues around).
Options move one seat to the left (skipping players who are out).
You can take a card in a later round, if you decline a card earlier.
Game ends when nobody takes a card.
Generates some really, really big pots.



Unnamed game.
5 cards dealt to each player
Board:
D1
C2 D2
B3 C3 D3
A4 B4 C4 D4
Bet - A revealed - Bet - Bs revealed - Bet ...
Hi-low (8 qualifier).
Can make a hand with:
5 cards in hand
4 cards in hand + D1 or D4
3 cards in hand + C2/D2 or D3/C4
2 cards in hand + B3/C3/D3 or D2/C3/B4
1 card in hand + D1/C2/B3/A4 or A4/B4/C4/D4

Does not quite generate big pots, I think the reveal order should be switched, let people make a hand early and try to push others out.



Brag: I won a decent amount my first trip, then gave some crumbs back the 2nd trip. Crushed it the 3rd week and donated last night (UGH). Have been sure to bring the host at least a trinket, as well as greasing the non-host leader.

I've known about the game since December when I was invited the to the first game (couldn't make it) and then not invited again. I play with a PITA, who wasn't welcome. They had full tables and didn't need me. I reached out about 6 weeks ago, after giving up poker with the PITA and want to make sure I keep getting invited back. There are some guys who go south for the winter, I've got to be on best behavior. Procedures are spotty, boards are predealt (sometimes with a burn?!?!) and pots are routinely splashed. Exposed cards are sometimes kept. Shuffle and deal your own, no cut cards. I'm keeping my inner rule/procedure nit quiet. I struggle at times.
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08-29-2015 , 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBlue56
Another that gets called about once an orbit... 7 1/2 - 27 1/2
Each player gets 2 cards (usually down, can be one up one down).
Ace - 1 or 11
Paint - 1/2
Rest are pip value
Split pot, closest to target (usually without going over), no bluffing (if over, must muck).
Ante. Spread limit. Bet + 3 raises.
Left of dealer has option to bet (continues around).
Left of dealer has option to take a single card (continues around).
Options move one seat to the left (skipping players who are out).
You can take a card in a later round, if you decline a card earlier.
Game ends when nobody takes a card.
Generates some really, really big pots.
Seven twenty-seven. Also 727, 7/27 etc.

If you use the search function or google, you can find some useful math and strategy posts for this game.
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08-30-2015 , 12:22 AM
Thanks. I folded early the first few times, stayed tight and won a couple big pots. Then I loosened up and chased and got clobbered. Still getting an idea of what it takes for others to stay. It seems that winners are often at least 6.5 and 26.5, and that just seemed to be strange. Also it appears that I need to pay more attention to exposed cards, and know how thin I might be drawing for that deuce to hit the nuts
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