The World Series of Poker reminds all poker players that there's more to poker than just no-limit hold'em. With bracelet events in many different variants, the WSOP always tends to reignite interest in "mixed games" — the term often used to refer to the many variants that turn up in mixed-game formats like H.O.R.S.E., the 8-game mix, the 10-game mix, and others.
Even the PokerNews staff is getting in on the fun, with last night's $4/$8 game at the Monte Carlo involving 11 different variants, including limit double-board Omaha high (pictured above).
Highlighting the mixed-game offerings on the WSOP schedule were a couple of "Dealer's Choice" events, both of which have already played out. Lawrence Berg won the $1,500 Dealer's Choice event last week, earning $125,466 by besting a field of 389. Then Jean "Prince" Gaspard won the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship this week, topping a field of 118 to win $306,621 and the gold bracelet.
The "Dealer's Choice" mix involves 19 different variants — no-limit hold'em, limit hold'em, razz, seven-card stud, seven-card stud hi-low, seven-card stud hi-low regular, pot-limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha hi-low, Big O, limit Omaha high, Omaha hi-low, deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball, ace-to-five triple draw lowball, Badugi, Badeucy, Badacy, deuce-to-seven no-limit draw lowball, and no-limit five-card draw high.
How well do you know all of these games? Test yourself below by taking The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz, which this time features eight questions about games in the WSOP's Dealer's Choice mix. Get six correct means you pass, and if you happen to miss any you'll get an explanation of the right response.
Also, when you finish you'll see a leaderboard showing how you did compared to others, and if you're logged into your PokerNews account your username will appear amid the standings. If you don't have a PokerNews account already, click here to create one.
Ready? Okay... let's mix it up: