which is itself a variation of poker
. The only difference
between Guts and Hold Your Guts is what happens if everybody folds
In Guts, when everyone folds, everyone returns their cards and gets new ones. Usually, a sigh of relief is heard since no one liked their original cards. In Hold Your Guts, however, when everyone folds, everyone keeps their cards - they just redo the decision part, where they hide a chip in their hand if they're in or keep their hand empty if they're out.
Imagine it. You're holding a medium-low hand and there's too much money in the pot. Everybody folds. There's a sudden intake of breath as everyone reconsiders their hand. My hand is crap - but everyone else's is too, right? What does Bob think is a bad hand? Is he a wimp? If his idea of a bad hand is a jack and a five, I'm in real trouble if I go in this time... but someone has to, right?
This is an incredibly stressful situation to say the least. If you have a heart condition, consult your physician before playing this game.