Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Am I the KORD

So I made a final table in Razz again last night. It really sucks sometimes though when you get there and have some idiot call you down when he shouldn’t be in the hand. This is not a bad beat story but an example of why I do well at razz.

So here are the up cards at the final table.

Dealt to HeyItsMau [3h]
Dealt to toba52 [As]
Dealt to doedo [9d]
Dealt to mictilt [9s]
Dealt to MURRELL4035 [Jh]
Dealt to Lucky Giggles [Jd]
Dealt to CUTCOIN [8h]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 3d] [5h]
MURRELL4035 is high with [Jh]

At this point in the tourney I am short stacked so I cannoy complain to much about big stacks calling a raise from me. I have a great starting hand and want a call…in my eyes I see 3 players that could call me if they have anything and 2 more that could do it but it is questionable. Only mictilt calls my raise.

Dealt to mictilt [9s] [Jc]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 3d 5h] [6d]
pokerenthusiast bets 800
mictilt calls 800

At this point I’m dominating this guy There are so many cards that put me ahead at this point. Any 10,9,8,7,4, or A puts me into the lead. All the jacks are gone. That is 24 outs minus the 6 on the board so 18 outs for the big lead. That is 18 out of 38 that gives me a huge lead.

Dealt to mictilt [9s Jc] [7h]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 3d 5h 6d] [Qh]
mictilt bets 1,600
pokerenthusiast calls 262, and is all in

Now even though I’m behind I have the same number of outs minus if he hits lower than a 9 so I have at worst 14 outs with 2 more cards to come.

Dealt to mictilt [6h 4h 9s Jc 7h] [7s]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 3d 5h 6d Qh] [6s]

We both brick but I still have a ton of outs. Any 9 or lower that I don’t pair wins it for me.

Dealt to mictilt [6h 4h 9s Jc 7h 7s] [2s]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 3d 5h 6d Qh 6s] [2d]

My demise as I pair the board again. This is the type of situation that you have to be willing to push in order to have success in Razz. I play this hand the same way with a huge stack or a small stack. When you look at the fact that so many cards would give me the best hand you would have to agree.

The funny part is that they guy actually said that you have to play bad cards to win at razz. I’d have to like my chances in the long run.

I’m starting to think I should only play razz. My guess is that I’m cashing in around half of these tourneys and hitting the final table 25% of the time…maybe higher.

Maybe I should be called KORD…King of Razz Donks.

1 comment:

Instant Tragedy: Just Add Sean said...


If I wasn't so goot right now I would play Razz. Matter of fact, next cold streak I get on, I'll switch to Razz to force the RNG to treat me right.