I am frequently asked by poker players who mainly play NL Hold’em the best way to learn and get into other various poker disciplines. Games like Omaha, Omaha h/l(omaha 8), Stud, Stud h/l (stud 8), Razz, and Horse can be kind of intimidating if you have not played before. No matter how good you are at NL Hold em you may not want to risk much of your poker bankroll learning something new. Nor should you! There are games that you can play on both Full Tilt and PokerStars that will get you in cheap and give you the maximum amount of experience for your money.
Rather than play cash games that can eat you up pretty quickly if you make a mistake, try playing smaller dollar tournaments. Just scroll through the tournament tab on either Full Tilt or PokerStars and you will find throughout the day, tournaments from $1+.10 to $10+1.00 that will get you some experience without hurting your bankroll too badly. Many times a $5.50 Razz game wll have 150 or so players, so you can get in a lot of hands and also pickup a little bit of money if you make a final table or win. This is a much better value for your dollar than cash games when you are just learning. Of course, you are playing a tournament structure, so you will be forced to move with the flow of the tournament, but overall these small dollar games will provide you with experience worth many times their buy-in.
No matter what site you play on, you should be able to find these games, but Full Tilt and PokerStars have the most variety. So, get on and give thema try. It is always a good idea to expand your poker vocabulary and in the long run it will be good for your bankroll as well.
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