It's been five months after the initial launch of A Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games and I'm grateful for the overwhelmingly positive feedback received so far.
I've heard from both mixed game regulars and those just starting to learn mixed games; and from poker enthusiasts from the U.S. and Canada and as far away as Japan and New Zealand!
It has been a long time coming since the poker community has seen a dedicated resource on mixed games published, and your support and enthusiasm is helping the word spread steadily.
Thanks again for being part of the Mixed Games Revolution, and good luck at the tables!
PokerStars has announced its MicroMillions 9 schedule, and there are plenty of affordable tourneys offering low-limit/micro-stakes players a chance to practice their mixed games skills. Here are some notable events on the schedule in that regard:
Event #13 (Nov. 7, 3:30 p.m. ET): $3.30 Stud
Event #17 (Nov. 8, 4:00 a.m. ET): $3.30 Pot Limit Badugi
Event #31 (Nov. 9, 12:00 p.m. ET): $3.30 Stud Hi/Lo
Event #39 (Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. ET): $3.30 8-Game
Event #48 (Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. ET): $3.30 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Event #49 (Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. ET): $8.80 HORSE
Event #59 (Nov. 12, 1:00 p.m. ET): $3.30 Omaha Hi/Lo
Event #69 (Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m. ET): $3.30 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Event #91 (Nov. 16, 2:00 a.m. ET): $5.50 Razz
I had the opportunity to participate in an in-depth Q & A session with PokerStrategy.com members on the topic of mixed games. Questions along the lines of "Is it best to learn individual games slowly or all at once as a beginner?", "What are some of the main reasons why No Limit Hold'em players should learn mixed games?", and "What are some of the key struggling points No Limit Hold'em players face when approaching mixed games for the first time?" were asked.
We had a book launch for the Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games in midtown Toronto on September 18, 2014. Thanks for all those who helped out with this project! Cake, anyone?
Coaching site PokerStrategy.com is hosting a contest exclusive to PokerStrategy.com members. Winners will receive a free copy of A Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games. The deadline for entries is September 22.
An excerpt from the Tournament Considerations chapter has also been published on the PokerStrategy website. Check it out here!
The schedule for PokerStars' World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2014 has been released, and there are some popular mixed game events being hosted with alluring guarantees.
Here are some key mixed games tournaments in this years' series:
Event #15: Sep 11 at 2pm ET - $320 Stud Hi/Lo
Event #17: Sep 12 at 2pm ET - $215 2-7 No-Limit Single Draw (re-entry permitted)
Event #26: Sep 15 at 2pm ET - $320 Seven Card Stud
Event #29: Sep 16 at 2pm ET - $320 Badugi
Event #33: Sep 17 at 2pm ET - $320 8-Game
Event #36: Sep 18 at 2pm ET - $320 2-7 Triple Draw
Event #38: Sep 19 at 2pm ET - $530 Omaha Hi/Lo
Event #42: Sep 20 at 3pm ET - $320 HORSE
Event #50: Sep 23 at 2pm ET - $530 Razz
Event #63: Sep 27 at 3pm ET - $2100 HORSE
Event #65: Sep 28 at 12:30pm ET - $10300 8-Game (High Roller, re-entry permitted)
Thanks to Aaron C. for taking the time out to do a video comment on "A Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games". We certainly will consider expanding on some of the sections (e.g. Badacey, A-5 Triple Draw) when we're ready to prepare an e-book version for the Draw Games, in response to your suggestion. Look out for "A Poker Player's Guide to Draw Games"! :-)
Full Tilt is hosting their FTOPS XXVI Series, from August 3rd to August 17th.
There are a number of popular mixed games offerings in the schedule each year. This year these events include:
Event #3: Monday Aug 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET - $215 H.O.R.S.E.
Event #7: Wednesday Aug 6 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $320 Razz
Event #9: Thursday Aug 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $215 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Event #11: Friday Aug 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $215 25-Game Mix
Event #18: Monday Aug 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET - $530 10-Game Mix
Event #22: Wednesday Aug 13 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $215 Seven Card Stud
Event #25: Thursday Aug 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET - $109 Omaha Hi/Lo / Stud Hi/Lo
Event #26: Friday Aug 15 at 12:30 p.m. ET - $215 No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
You heard it here first! (Hopefully)
The European Poker Tour has released its London schedule (October 8-18), and... * drum roll *
They will be hosting H.O.R.S.E., 8-Game, and 10-Game Championships (possibly the first Live 10-Game Championships to be offered outside the WSOP) during the series, all at a GBP1100 buy-in. Exciting!
I was contemplating a wrap-up of this year's Dealer's Choice event, but it seems like the guys at PokerNews already did a good job of this! Check out some of the following links:
PokerStars has announced its MicroMillions 8 schedule, and there are plenty of affordable tourneys offering low-limit/micro-stakes players a chance to practice their mixed games skills. Here are some notable events on the schedule in that regard:
Event #13 (July 18, 3:30 p.m. ET): $3.30 Stud
Event #17 (July 19, 4:00 a.m. ET): $3.30 Pot Limit Badugi
Event #31 (July 20, 12:00 p.m. ET): $3.30 Stud Hi/Lo
Event #39 (July 21, 8:30 a.m. ET): $3.30 8-Game
Event #48 (July 22, 8:30 a.m. ET): $3.30 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Event #49 (July 22, 11:30 a.m. ET): $8.80 HORSE
Event #59 (July 23, 1:00 p.m. ET): $3.30 Omaha Hi/Lo
Event #69 (July 24, 3:30 p.m. ET): $3.30 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Event #91 (July 27, 2:00 a.m. ET): $5.50 Razz
The 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is coming to a close -- all that is left is to crown the Main Event champion who will be guaranteed to win $10 million. The finalists will be determined in the coming weeks, and will meet again in November to determine the winner.
For those of you who have been following (or playing in) other events at the WSOP this year, you might agree that we saw some very exciting contests between many highly skilled players in the non-Hold'em events. It should be clear by now that anyone serious about duking it out for a highly coveted WSOP bracelet (or making it on to a Fantasy Poker League roster for that matter) simply can no longer afford to ignore the mixed games events.
Even if you are just a casual player or an observer, there's no better time to start familiarizing yourself with mixed games than now (it's as easy as picking up a copy of A Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games - now on sale at Amazon.com).
Here's a list of this year's WSOP bracelet winners, in non-Hold'em and non-Pot Limit Omaha events:
Event #5: $10K 2-7 Triple Draw -- Tuan Le
Event #7: $1500 Razz -- Ted Forrest
Event #10: $10K Omaha Hi/Lo -- Brock Parker
Event #13: $10K 2-7 Single Draw -- Paul Volpe
Event #14: $1500 Omaha Hi/Lo -- Nick Kost
Event #16: $1500 2-7 Triple Draw -- Todd Bui
Event #18: $10K Razz -- George Danzer
Event #22: $10K H.O.R.S.E. -- Christopher Wallace
Event #25: $2500 Omaha/Stud Hi/Lo -- John Kabbaj
Event #27: $1500 H.O.R.S.E. -- Tommy Hang
Event #30: $1500 Stud Hi/Lo -- Calvin Anderson
Event #33: $1500 Stud -- Eric Buchman
Event #36: $1500 2-7 Single Draw -- Steven Wolansky
Event #38: $10K Stud Hi/Lo -- George Danzer
Event #41: $1500 Dealer's Choice -- Robert Mizrachi
Event #46: $50K Poker Player's Championship -- John Hennigan
Event #48: $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo -- Tyler Patterson
Event #50: $1500 Eight-Game Mix -- Phil Ivey
Event #54: $3000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo -- Florian Langmann
Event #59: $3000 Omaha Hi/Lo -- Phillip Hui
Event #61: $10K Stud -- Matt Grapenthien
Event #63: $1500 Ten-Game Mix -- Bryn Kenney
Congratulations to all!
The well-received Out of the Kitchen and Into the Spotlight: Dealer's Choice series of articles on mixed games first published by PokerNews Canada (series link here) has now been translated into Russian and Ukrainian!
If you've been watching live coverage of the World Series of Poker, you've probably noticed that many of the celebrity pros chasing bracelets this year are excelling in non-Hold'em events. If you're interested in learning about some of the mixed game variants (or you simply want to know what's going on), check out my column at PokerNews Canada. Don't miss the boat!