Archive for March 11th 2012

Last night I went to a local game that, from the rumors I’d heard, I knew was usually filled with not just amateur players but with players who made up their own rules . Throughout the course of the night I learned that the rumors were justified. These guys came up with Texas Hold em rules that often bordered on the “WTF….are you crazy?”  Two of hearts is wild when there is any three on the flop….what? If you don’t like your cards….match the pot before the flop and get 2 new ones….what?

The game reminded me of the video below from the “Joey” show starring Matt Leblanc, where Joey comes up with the most absurd rules in a celebrity tournament with Alan Thicke, Louie Anderson, Coolio and Cindy Margolis.

If I ever go back to play again with the people from last night I’m going to introduce the “every suit on the flop earthquake” rule. I know that I certainly have played lots of hands where I felt like doing that.I also know that if I ever resort to playing with house rules like that at our place, I’ll call it quits and put an ad up online for a  texas holdem poker table for sale.

How about you? Have you ever played with crazy rules?

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