Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Look at the New BBT and Some More Razz

Oh my...look at the great prizes that will be given out during the next BBT series. There will be weekly give always for the Sunday big tourney on Full Tilt to the best overall player of the week and the chance to go to the Aussie Millions in January to the champion of the winners tourney. For a complete list got Al's site.

Now here is some Razz info.

Here is an example of a hand I played where I folded the better hand but made the right decision.

*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to GRYMSKINK [Qh]
Dealt to BobGC [Th]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [9d 3s] [5c]
Dealt to ediddy311 [Ac]
Dealt to derOesi [9c]
GRYMSKINK is high with [Qh]
GRYMSKINK brings in for $0.15
BobGC calls $0.15
pokerenthusiast completes it to $0.50
ediddy311 calls $0.50
derOesi folds
BobGC folds

I made the original bet because someone with a 10 up tried to limp into the hand. There was only one player behind me that could have a better hand so I took a chance that he would fold with a face card behind. We end up going heads up in a hand that I am probably behind.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [9d 3s 5c] [8c]
Dealt to ediddy311 [Ac] [4d]
ediddy311 bets $0.50
pokerenthusiast calls $0.50

I made the call here because it is a small bet and even though I'm behind, i may not be far behind...or even ahead.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [9d 3s 5c 8c] [9s]
Dealt to ediddy311 [Ac 4d] [Kc]
pokerenthusiast bets $1
ediddy311 calls $1
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [9d 3s 5c 8c 9s] [6s]
Dealt to ediddy311 [Ac 4d Kc] [3d]
pokerenthusiast checks
ediddy311 bets $1
pokerenthusiast folds
Uncalled bet of $1 returned to ediddy311

At this point I have to get ride of the hand. If he holds any two cards 9 or lower that doesn't pair the board I'm behind. He show his cards.

ediddy311 shows [Td 2d Ac 4d Kc 3d] T,4,3,2,A

The question is do I call if I know that I'm ahead at this point. I'd have to call but I would be very vulnerable. If I get a 7,4,2 or A I improve but the end point of my hand stays the same. He needs any 5,6,7 or 8 to lock the hand and any 9 if I don't improve. Thats 13 sure outs and another probable out. Even knowing his hand I have to call but know that I will lose the extra $2 36% of the time but when you figure in the possibility that he could already have the 567 or 8 the it is a clear fold when you don't know his hand.

It also illustrates why you play with three cards below an 8. My hand was vulnerable but I got away when my chances to win the hand was not worth the size of the pot. Stay away from non premium hands unless you can get away from them. This was a steal hand and I probably stayed one bet to long.

And don't forget this on Friday.


SirFWALGMan said...

You went to the river and paid the price already. I almost always call the river bet because I am getting 8-9:1 and I am going to be right one in 9 times. I think this was a terrible fold on your part. We will not mention the playing a 9 because we already slammed you enough.

The Poker Enthusiast said...

it wasn't the river where i folded...it was 6th street and i said that it was a steal attempt with a 5 up. I also said that I should have dropped the hand at 4th street. Maybe you need reading lessons.

jusdealem said...

I think it was a good fold. It was also a good steal attempt that went bad, but you have to make those attempts. Good fold, good example.

ediddy311 said...

good fold dude... still play razz? and nice little blog you got here btw