What alternative poker formats would you like to see offered? Teeber51 asked me this morning if we had considered adding an option to straddle. With everyone so focused on getting 7-Stud up and running, I don’t know if anyone gave it any thought at all. Mostly, what has come in the past has been the basics–Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha High-Low, and RP’s own Royal.
In practice, the possibilities are almost endless: shortened decks (strip out some of the ranks), wild cards, different betting structures, draw–or even multi-draw–poker, different numbers of community cards or requiring those cards to be used in different ways (perhaps a five card board with the left two cards having to be used for a low, the right two for high, and the center card either way), the mind boggles at the permutations.
What would you like to see and play? Keep in mind we ought to be looking for something that emphasizes skill, not sheer chance. We’re poker players. The lottery is for gamblers.