Saturday, December 29, 2007

Playing Aggressive Razz (PE)

Lst night I played in two Razz events on Full Tilt with my buddy IT. We were only going to play the $5 event but he talked me into playing the freeroll. Anyway, I started well in the $5 event until I lost a hand to a chaser...he did have the better draw and it hit but it was frustrating. I then lost a hand to a short stack when I was drawing to the nut with a made 9 to his J after 5th street and ended with the 9 and he caught an 8. I stayed tight and chipped back up only to slid back down with bad flops and bring-ins. I eventually pushed when I was the 4th player in having the chance to quadruple up. I lost the 4 player race when my A74 only made a 7. I beat 2/3 of the field but that doesn't get me anything. It went out a little later after having 6 straight bring-ins.

In the freeroll, I chipped up hroughout the tourney. The play is so bad that you will get paid off very well as you go along. Here is an example of some of the questionable play I saw.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4658694418: $100 Freeroll (35248747), Table 120 - 50/100 Ante 10 - Limit Razz - 22:10:06 ET - 2007/12/28
Seat 1: pokerenthusiast (2,220)
Seat 2: coachshizzle (1,037)
Seat 3: foldem57 (1,935)
Seat 4: stone789 (756)
Seat 5: crianza2007 (1,025)
Seat 6: Tay Dan2 (1,413)
Seat 7: astuce 21 (2,169)
Seat 8: hvc0405 (1,445)
pokerenthusiast antes 10
coachshizzle antes 10
foldem57 antes 10
stone789 antes 10
crianza2007 antes 10
Tay Dan2 antes 10
astuce 21 antes 10
hvc0405 antes 10
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 4c] [3s]
Dealt to coachshizzle [3d]
Dealt to foldem57 [Kh]
Dealt to stone789 [3c]
Dealt to crianza2007 [6c]
Dealt to Tay Dan2 [Ts]
Dealt to astuce 21 [Ks]
Dealt to hvc0405 [Jd]
astuce 21 is high with [Ks]
astuce 21 brings in for 15
hvc0405 folds
pokerenthusiast completes it to 50
coachshizzle folds
foldem57 folds
stone789 folds
crianza2007 folds
Tay Dan2 calls 50
astuce 21 folds

We are 1/2 an hour into this and I get a grat starting hand. Many of the players at the table are passive so you know when they are ahead because they raise like crazy.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 4c 3s] [9c]
Dealt to Tay Dan2 [Ts] [9d]
pokerenthusiast bets 50
Tay Dan2 calls 50

Not the greatest flop but I have to think I'm way ahead. calling with a T up is questionable at all time because I can put you on your hand.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 4c 3s 9c] [3h]
Dealt to Tay Dan2 [Ts 9d] [8c]
Tay Dan2 checks
pokerenthusiast bets 100
Tay Dan2 calls 100

The 3 sucks but I'm still drawing better than he is is saw I make the bet.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 4c 3s 9c 3h] [2s]
Dealt to Tay Dan2 [Ts 9d 8c] [7h]
Tay Dan2 has 15 seconds left to act
Tay Dan2 checks
pokerenthusiast bets 100
Tay Dan2 calls 100

The 2 really sucks but it does appear that I have the better hand. At this point I think I have to bet to win this hand. I still have a draw that beats him if he bricks.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2c 4c 3s 9c 3h 2s] [2d]

I have now bricked and can only win if I bet and he folds.

Tay Dan2 checks
pokerenthusiast bets 100
Tay Dan2 folds
Uncalled bet of 100 returned to pokerenthusiast
pokerenthusiast shows [4c 2d 3s 9c 3h 2s 2c] a pair of Twos
pokerenthusiast wins the pot (695)

I showed the full boat that had to be behind what he held. I think that if you are calling 6th street here the you have to call 7th. The next hand I got him to fold the same way when I had 2 pair.

Eventually I got bored of the freeroll. I had outlasted 2000 players but was deep in a PLO tourney so I founf a hand looking for a double up and I get this.

*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to SamArye [Qh]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6d 4d] [7h]
Dealt to Cardrack Jim [7s]
Dealt to SQRLY [Ac]
Dealt to cadillackev89 [5d]
Dealt to HermannMunster [Ah]
Dealt to Sage62 [5c]
Dealt to hyenaboy [9c]
SamArye is high with [Qh]
SamArye brings in for 100
pokerenthusiast completes it to 400
Cardrack Jim folds
SQRLY folds
cadillackev89 folds
HermannMunster raises to 800
Sage62 folds
hyenaboy folds
SamArye folds
pokerenthusiast calls 400

I might be a little behind but with no made hands we are virtually 50/50.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6d 4d 7h] [2d]
Dealt to HermannMunster [Ah] [Qd]
pokerenthusiast bets 400
HermannMunster calls 400

Great card for me. With his call I think he has three cards under a seven.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6d 4d 7h 2d] [Kd]
Dealt to HermannMunster [Ah Qd] [7d]
HermannMunster bets 800
pokerenthusiast calls 800

I could fold here but I have a great chance to double. I'll see one more card.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6d 4d 7h 2d Kd] [Kh]
Dealt to HermannMunster [Ah Qd 7d] [Qs]
HermannMunster bets 800
pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
pokerenthusiast raises to 1,600
HermannMunster raises to 2,400
pokerenthusiast raises to 3,104, and is all in
HermannMunster calls 704
pokerenthusiast shows [6d 4d 7h 2d Kd Kh]
HermannMunster shows [3c 6c Ah Qd 7d Qs]

He is a little ahead but I have outs. I'm ready to take a chance. I could have just called and probably should have.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6d 4d 7h 2d Kd Kh] [3s]
Dealt to HermannMunster [3c 6c Ah Qd 7d Qs] [4s]
pokerenthusiast shows [6d 4d 7h 2d Kd Kh 3s] 7,6,4,3,2
HermannMunster shows [3c 6c Ah Qd 7d Qs 4s] 7,6,4,3,A
HermannMunster wins the pot (10,908) with 7,6,4,3,A
pokerenthusiast stands up

I hit the 3 for the made 7 but he hits a better 7.

I actually played well up until this hand and after catching the 7 on 7th street, there is no way I'm getting away.

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