It has been quite some time since I sat down at a card table. I can remember the late nights at the Oxford Saloon, playing $.25 antes and $3 max raise. It was a cheap game to play long enough for the house to award you with a free breakfast for playing until 4am. Sometimes that FREE breakfast cost me over $100.

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The Oxford game was different from the other poker games in Missoula. The Ox's table was the dealer's choice in the game. The choices were far more complicated than just a simple game of Texas Hold'em. They had old-west-style poker games to choose from. Games like 3 card stud, 7 card split, or the old school 5 card draw. I quickly learned that being good at poker is more than just knowing how to play Texas Hold'em.

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A Montana poker player has found victory playing some old-west style poker at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

AJ Cummings of Bigfork, Montana recently won his first World Series of Poker bracelet. AJ was playing in the 22nd event in the series. The event was the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw event. (In this game your goal is to make the worst hand. The lower cards 2 thru 7 are the best cards to have.)

According to Poker Guru

In a nail-biting showdown in Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw at the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP)Aaron Cummings (cover image) clinched his first-ever WSOP bracelet and a career-best $146,516 in prize money. The three-day tournament culminated in a heads-up battle between Cummings and final-day chip leader Yuichi Kanai. After an intense 90-minute duel, Cummings emerged victorious, with Kanai walking away with a handsome $95,981 for his runner-up finish.

Congratulations to AJ and great job representing Montana in the World Series of Poker.

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