There is several possible variants of NLP8, the one i usually play in real life is the following
-You start with 3 holecards and 2 community cards
-after the flop there is 3 holecards/player and 5 community cards.
-after the turn there is 3 holecards/player and 7 community cards.
-after the river there is 3 holecards/player and 8 community cards
Sorry for late reply.
April 20, 2019 | 7:52 a.m.
• It's a no limit game.
• 8 cards of 11 are selected for a hand,.
• 1/4 pot min-raise multiway.
• no (min-raise, min-bet) in HU situations or first raise if only one BB is posted (no limps).
• you start with 5 or 3 cards.
• 3 or 5 of your cards will remain hidden until showdown.
• the best 5 card starting hands are a lot stronger than AA in NLHE.
• a lot more difficult for computer to solve than NLHE and PLO.
double 3 of a kind 6
4pair: 4 (+2 for whole or divided straight).
3 of a kind: 3
double 4 of a kind: 12
8 of the same color 9 (+2 for divided straight)
7 of the same color 7 (+2 for divided straight)
4 of a kind 6
6 of the same color 4 (+2 for divided straight)
4 pairs in two colors 4
Straight 8 cards long 1
Divided 5-straight & 5 of the same color
Straight & 5 of the same color 6 (-1 for 3 of a kind).
Straight 6 to 8 cards long 4 (+1 for 2pair if you have 6 of the same color, -1 for 2par otherwise).
straight 3 to 6 cards long 2
Feb. 21, 2019 | 7:03 a.m.
This is solved by adding an 8:th card.
When 5 cards are selected of 8 for a hand, 65 deck card, you will get a straight 8% of the time and flush 3% of the time, flush will become more rare than full house (due to full house becomming more common).
Feb. 17, 2019 | 8 p.m.
I was thinking about the same thing, in addition you should increase the number of community cards to 6 (otherwise it would be to difficult to get flush).
Flop: 5 cards total
turn: 7 cards total.
river: 8 cards total.
From best to worst
0. 5 of a kind
1. straight flush
2. 4 of a kind.
4. full house.
6. 3 of a kind.
The game tree would be 243 times bigger.
Feb. 17, 2019 | 3:14 p.m.
Probably too complex for most people to get into. I like games that appears to be simple at first but end up being very complex strategically.
Anyway: i just started working on a poker game where you select 6 cards out of 8, should be simpler than my poker8 game (8 cards out of 11 selected).
Feb. 8, 2019 | 1:27 p.m.
One comprolise is to limit STP to maybe 10BB and allocate the rest to the player winning the pot.
Total prize: STP-size
7 to 9: 7
10 to 14: 8
15 to 20: 9
Feb. 6, 2019 | 11:18 p.m.
Holdem is too solved at this point, this is why it's dying and soon PLO will suffer the same fate.
One idea i have is "double pot limit omaha" which is like PLO high except you can now bet up to twice the pot.
btw: i have lookied into all current pokergames and they all have issues, NLHE is still my favorite game.
Ideally the game should be
1. no limit
2. not solvable by current computer hardware or even close.
3. easy for normal people to understand.
One game i have constructed satisfies 1 and 2 but not 3 with current rules.
Feb. 6, 2019 | 11:11 p.m.
The issue with the current setup is that it rewards passive players (everyone at the table will benefit from big pot, not just the ones playing) and you cannot win much more than the amount of money you buy in for.
Feb. 6, 2019 | 1:29 p.m.
My idea was to increase the size of the put you win 10x or 100x sometimes after it's won, will make it more fun for recreational players.
If 2.5% rake goes to this we can have 10x once every 400 hand xor 100x once every 4000 hands.
Feb. 6, 2019 | 12:17 p.m.
As a kid i got the idea to increase the number of cards for a hand to 8 allowing you to get hands such as "double 4 of a kind". I have been working on a scoring system for when you select 8 cards out of 11 for a hand, i just made a revision to the rules and it might be finished now (not the first time i am thinking that obviously).
I have tested this game with temporary rules and it was a lot of fun, most people prefer my game over NLHE.
Do you have any ideas for this?
What about launching this game on runitonce.eu ?