To Hold’em or Not To Hold’em?

That indeed is the question. Whist Texas Hold’Em is probably one of the most popular and widespread variations of Poker, it is just one out of the broad spectrum of the many played the world over. If you can’t hold’em, don’t worry, just fold’em.

That said, if it is Hold’em that captured your heart, you can read more about it here. It’s good to keep in mind that there are different ways to do it, though, other than Texan style. Mixed Hold’Em, for example, includes both mixed and Texas Hold’Em, bringing a whole new level of zest and zeal to the table, in an utterly riveting combo of gambling delights.

Those who want to shake it up should look at games such as H.O.R.S.E., H.O.S.E, H.O.E, H.O., and Omaha Hi Lo. Players should, however, keep in mind that the more variants, the more attention and concentration are required. At the end of the day, it all boils down to focus.

Nothing, however, beats a good old classic, not to mention that for beginners they are easier to master. Some of these include Stud, Follow the Queen, Count Down, High Chicago and Low Chicago, Billabong, Guts, Five-O, Chinese and Real Estate, which are played the world over. Each is different from the next, but the general rules never alter. Essentially, each variation introduces new and unique features, but they all tend to follow a similar format.

So, if you’re not playing in a casino, why not make your own variation? The greatest part about poker is the diversity of the game the world over, and the malleability that allows enough leeway for dealers and players to personalize the game as much as they like. Why not give it a shot yourself, and think up a couple of your own?

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