The Lodge Card Club in Round Rock, Texas hosted one of many strangest lineups you’ll ever see for a event sequence this previous weekend from Feb. 1-4. If you had been in search of some distinctive tournaments with fascinating guidelines then this was the cease for you.
The Wacky Weekend of Poker lineup included deuces wild, double board bomb pot, enjoyable beneath the gun, flip and go, pressured tag workforce, nit sport, seller’s selection, no checking no-limit maintain’em, thriller bounty chaos, and blood river (ocean).
If a few of these occasion names sound unfamiliar, you aren’t alone.
Dealer’s selection and double board bomb pots may be comparatively acquainted to most skilled gamers, however what was occurring within the enjoyable beneath the gun event? In that occasion, the primary participant to behave was capable of decide the sport after taking a look at their playing cards for a spur of the second seller’s selection sport.
There was additionally a deuces wild event. Local radio host and Lodge Poker commentator Rick Epstein managed to bust from the event holding pocket deuces, and did not make the cash regardless of being dealt the hand 4 instances.
The flip and go event noticed Omaha flips till the beginning of the ultimate desk, after which the pressured tag workforce occasion lived as much as its identify by not permitting gamers to choose their companions – that was achieved at random.
The nit sport occasion pressured the final participant to win a hand to pay a ‘nit tax’ to the pot, just like a ‘stand up’ spherical in money video games. The ‘no checking’ occasion was quite self-explanatory, however issues bought actually fascinating on the ultimate day of the event sequence with two enjoyable variations.
thriller bounty occasions have turn into extremely well-liked lately, The Lodge put a twist on theirs, with bounty envelopes not solely containing money prizes, but additionally event benefits and even penalties. Knock a participant out, and you would win money, or see your stack lower in half!
The closing occasion for the sequence was the blood river (ocean) event, the place if the river was a crimson card, then a sixth card can be added to the board as nicely.
Lodge Card Club co-owner and high-stakes professional Doug Polk reported that the sequence was an general success and teased that they are going to be working extra “wacky” occasions sooner or later.
“Entry numbers have been great for the Wacky Weekend of Poker, apart from a few duds,” Polk stated. “We’ll definitely be running more stuff like this.”
One such occasion has already been introduced. In March, the cardroom will probably be one-third of an occasion that not solely consists of poker, but additionally fishing and golf.
Mixed-games professional and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Nathan Gamble was among the many winners on the event sequence, sharing his pleasure concerning the new sport variations.
“Every table from the start to the finish had more happy people, more laughter, and more bonding than the next,” stated Gamble. “Amazing showcase of the mix game world.”
Entry numbers have been nice for the Wacky Weekend of Poker, other than a number of duds. We’ll positively be working extra stuff like this.
And we have now been streaming lots of it!
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) February 5, 2024
The voice of the lodge @ricrocky will get pocket 2’s 4 instances within the deuces wild tourney. His outcomes
Wins as soon as
Busts the 4th time (Pic beneath)
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) February 2, 2024
Came to help combine video games and @LodgePokerClub, the Lodge ended up supporting me
Every desk from the begin to the end had extra blissful folks, extra laughter, and extra bonding than the subsequent – superb showcase of the combo sport world!
It’s not too late, come on right down to Austin! https://t.co/kGKvbaSrbG
— Nathan Gamble (@GambleOnPoker) February 2, 2024