I used to host an annual crazy limit poker game around Christmas time when I lived in MA, so I decided to try to get the game going at my new home in upstate NY. I got out my Nile Club snappers and changed the value from $2.50 to $0.25 and we played $0.50/$1.00 limit games, dealer call. I was thrilled when my Hold’em only crowd embraced the craziness. We played some Omaha, some Pineapple, then jumped into games that I wouldn’t normally play like Chicago, and I introduced them to pitch and bitch and drawmaha. I continued one of my MA traditions by providing some added value with 10x$1 scratch tickets awarded to players who won hands with a red king in the hole (Santa cards). I’m hopeful that we can begin transitioning folks to mixed games instead of just Hold’em and giving everyone a chance to try the games without doing a lot of damage seemed to pique everyone’s interest. Looking forward to the next game ... and if any of my old MA/NH friends find themselves in upstate Ny let me know so we can get a game going in your honor!