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I honestly do not mind trying new games, especially with a 25/50 cent structure. That may be because I have been playing with many in our group for years and I am used to almost everything they call. My house rules are I do not allow in-between or a game we call trump that is basically a luck-fest.One of the most common games for us is what we call "double bed" omaha hi-lo. Same as basic hi-lo but with 2 flops, turns and rivers. You pick your board at the end. It is an action game due to all the possibilities, but I have learned it is still best to fold junk starting hands. I am not a huge fan of blind baseball becuase later hands are forced to call bets with unseen cards. I do like 7 stud and 5 stud, but suppose I have alot to learn.
I agree 40-60 would be better for a no limit 25/50 game. I should have clarified that although we did play lots of no limit games, we also played many with say a $1 max bet. My thinking was a lower buy in would get some new guys to play who may have been intimidated. I enjoy nl and limit, but I think I am actually starting to prefer limit poker. Sure you can get drawn out on, but the swings are much lower. I guess I consider myself a jack of all trades but certainly a master of none. I know several people who want to play nothing but NL hold 'em, and I am cool with that too. My goal was a "kitchen table" feel to our game, I am not sure I achieved it. Oh well, it's fun to have a place to discuss it.