There’s plenty of hold’em today, fixed and no limit. You can play shootouts and Progressive KOs in 6-Max and 8-Max formats respectively.

None of which puts you to the test like another game on the schedule today.

It’s a tough one for the inexperienced, but at $11 tempting enough for the low stakes player to test themselves in not one but eight variations of the game.

We speak of 8-Game.

It’s a game that covers everything, and in ways the beginner might not think possible. Its complexity used to prohibit anyone but the most experienced of players. But at $11, SCOOP 41-L offers a tempting opportunity to mix things up.

Conscious that you might not be fluent in all things 8-Game, we went for the only logical option available to the rookie diving into their first SCOOP 8-Game tournament…

The “Magic 8-Game Ball”.

Below you’ll find what’s involved when you sit down, and the answer to some basic (and we mean basic) questions for each.

Right… start shaking.

If you arm yourself with only one bit of information (and we admire your cavalier nature if you do), it’s that aces are always high and straights and flushes count against your low hand.

Learn all there is to know about Triple Draw.

It’s not often first choice, but it has its own charms beyond the $2-$4 game at The Flamingo. And get familiar with the cap.

Learn all there is to know about Limit Hold’em.

Well put it this way, you could. But you’ll find yourself chopping pots, or worse. The best players aim to win the high and the low. Keep that in mind as you scratch your head on the flop.

Learn all there is to know about Limit Omaha Eight or Better (Hi/Lo).

Can’t fault the logic…

Learn all there is to know about Razz.

That might be a slight exaggeration. But you should pay attention to the other cards on the table. You should avoid drawing to outs that were folded three streets ago.

Learn all there is to know about Limit Seven Card Stud.

Nope. You still need to be aiming for the Hi and the Lo. Maybe just fold this hand.

Learn all there is to know about Limit Stud Eight or Better (Hi/Lo).

It wouldn’t be 8-Game if you could fold your way to playing one-eighth of the hands. Besides, who wins all their hold’em hands?

Learn all there is to know about No-Limit Hold’em.

In our experience, yes.

Well maybe not all the time. But the options in Omaha mean you need a good hand to be in contention. And remember you need to play exactly two cards from the four you’re dealt (we’ve all made the mistake of using three or four).

Learn all there is to know about Pot Limit Omaha.

SCOOP 41-L $11 8-Game starts at 7.15pm UK (14:15 ET) with $30,000 guaranteed. You can find when this and today’s other events start on the SCOOP homepage.

Worth a try?

Why not let the Magic 8-Game ball decide?

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