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10 Game Blind Schedule

Ugly Tuna's - 10 Game Mix Challenge

THE GAMES:

We will play a ten game rotation (in this order)
(1) FL 2-7 Triple Draw
(2) FL Hold’em
(3) Omaha 8 Hi-Lo
(4) Razz
(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 level.
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 poker site.

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.

Betting Progression

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.

Click here to read about each game in detail.