Ugly Tuna's -
10 Game Mix Challenge
We will play a ten game rotation (in
(1) FL 2-7 Triple Draw
(2) FL Hold’em
(3) Omaha 8 Hi-Lo
(5) Stud Hi
(6) NL 2-7 Single Draw
(7) Poker 2-11 FL
(8) Stud 8 Hi-Lo
(9) NL Hold’em
(10) PL Omaha Hi
All levels will be at 15 minutes every
10 Minute Break after all 10 games have been completed.
Each game will be played in pretty much
identical fashion to how it is played in a casino or an online
Games #3 and #8, the pot is a hi-lo split.
To qualify for the low, the top card in a made five card hand
must be no higher than an eight. Straights and flushes play
low (i.e., A-2-3-4-5, the “wheel”, is the best low
hand). No declaring of high or low (cards talk after the final
round of betting). If there is no qualifying low then the winning
high hand takes the entire pot, and in the event of an uneven
hi-lo split the extra chip goes to the high hand. Games #6 and
#9 are No Limit Games and you can go all-in at any time. Game
#10 is the only Pot Limit game which you can bet up to the total
existing pot size. Game #1 is a drawing game and you can draw
up to 3 times and 3 rounds of betting. Game #6 is a Single Drawing
game and you can bet up to any amount that your stack allows
pre-draw or post-draw.
Most games will be played with fixed
(structured) betting limits. What this means is that there is
typically little or no discretion about how much to bet or raise.
The key terms to know are lower limit, higher limit, Bring-in,
antes and small and big blinds. All of these are described below,
and are attached in a spreadsheet. In each game, the action
starts with either antes or blinds prior to any cards being
dealt: Antes are used in the three seven card stud games and
blinds are used in FL Hold’em, NL Hold’em, Omaha
Hi-Low, Pot Limit Omaha Hi, 2-7 Triple Draw and 2-7 Single Draw.
The button will move between each hand
to determine who starts the deal.
In Holdem Games, Omaha Games and Poker
2-11 FL, before any cards are dealt, the player to the dealer’s
left posts a small “blind” bet and the player to
his left posts a large “blind” bet, in the amounts
in the attach spreadseet. Once the cards are dealt, the player
to the left of the large blind is first to act and must call
(or raise) the large blind to continue in the hand. The blinds
are “live” – they can raise when the action
comes back to them, even if there has been no prior raise. After
the flop, each betting round starts with the first remaining
player to the dealer’s left (NOTE - there is no positional
advantage to any player since an entire round of these games
will be dealt).
In the three seven card stud games, all
players ante and then after the first three cards are dealt,
the first round of betting is started by the lowest exposed
card (if there is a tie, it is whoever is closest to the dealer’s
left), who MUST come in for the ‘Bring-in’ amount
(see spreadsheet). The next player to act can (if they do not
fold) either call the Bring-in bet or complete the bet to the
lower limit (see attached spreadsheet). On all subsequent betting
rounds, the high exposed hand acts first and may either check
or bet the applicable limit. Razz is the only exception, where
the highest card will bring it in and the lowest hand will be
first to act on all streets.
The standard betting progression is as
follows: In FL Holdem, FL Omaha and Poker 2-11, all bets and
raises in the first two betting rounds (i.e., before and on
the flop) are at the lower limit, and all bets and raises in
the final two betting rounds are at the higher limit. In the
three stud games, all bets and raises on 3rd and 4th streets
are at the lower limit, and all bets and raises on 5th, 6th
and 7th streets are at the higher limit. There is one principal
exception to this: in 7 card stud (ONLY), if there is an exposed
pair on 4th street, the first player to act can check, or bet
at either the lower or higher limit – and even if he checks
or bets the lower limit, somebody else can bet or raise in the
amount of the higher limit.
2-7 Triple Draw is a draw poker game
where the player with the best low hand wins the pot. Each Player
is dealt five cards to start, and then has the chance to discard
any cards in their hand in exchange for new cards during three
separate draw rounds. Flush, straights and pairs account against
your hand and the Ace is always considered a high card.
2-7 Single Draw plays exactly similar
to 2-7 Triple Draw but for two exceptions; (1) You only can
draw once to improve your hand and (2) You can bet up to your
entire stack because the game is No Limit.
In all games, all raises must be in the
amount of the applicable limit. No string raises permitted (the
entire amount being bet and raised by a player must be declared
and put into the pot in one motion). Three raises max. per round,
and check-raising IS permitted. If a player does not have enough
money to cover an ante, a blind, a Bring-in or a bet that he
wishes to call or make, the player will be treated as all-in
up to the amount he can cover and a side pot will be created.
to read about each game in detail.