Client-News-Thumbnail-dottv.jpgBored of hold’em yet? Well, of course, you aren’t. But how about some variety?

There are so few places you can get variety in your life. Restaurants rarely change their menus. The TV networks are all the same thing. If you’re married, you best have kissed goodbye the concept of variety a long time ago. Trust me on this one.

Fortunately, PokerStars has once again stepped up to offer us that proverbial spice of life that we so lack in other life arenas.

You might have noticed the games popping up at PokerStars in recent months. Among the crowd favorites is Badugi. Now I could go on and on about the game and probably destroy any chance you ever have at winning. Or, I could let the experts do it.

Fortunately for both of us, the fine folks over at have already hooked us up with some tips from the pros on the game. Check it out below.

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Now, Badugi should be enough variety to get you through the dark night, but if not, and you have a little gamble in you, then check out the Deuce to 7 instructional video below.

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Finally, if you are one of those people who needs constant variety all the time, then PokerStars has the table for you. The 8-Game Mixed tables are a constantly moving rotation of some of the most fun games at PokerStars. Based on the variety alone, my wife prefers I don’t play, lest I start getting ideas.

You might have also noticed, PokerStars opened up a nosebleed version of this game at the $400/$800 level.

For more on how to play the 8-Game Mixed tables operate, see the video below.

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See? Variety?

Hold’em isn’t going anywhere and you can play the above games for less than a dollar per blind or, frankly, as big as you want. You can find them all under OTHER GAMES in the PokerStars Lobby.

I, in deference to my wife, will return to hold’em.


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