Friday, May 16, 2008

100 Chip Turbo...The Crack of the Poker World

Well FTOPS Razz arrived last night and I had no intentions of playing in it at all. I had no time to try and qualify so I thought I would just cover any bloggers who played in it on Live Poker Radio. But a funny thing happened about an hour before it started. IT and I saw that no bloggers were signed up so we made a deal. I would try one of the 100 chip super turbos with him giving me $30 for my efforts. So with him having 36% of my action I hit and $80 SNG and prepared for some fun.



I noticed right away that these things are crazy. Guys push in these things with just about any low up card so I knew if I could catch a hand early I would have a good shot. The 2nd hand gives me this:



Full Tilt Poker Game #6430664085: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #18 (48907331), Table 1 - 30/60 Ante 5 - Limit Razz - 20:13:39 ET - 2008/05/15

Seat 1: Acid4401 (95)

Seat 2: hughes169 (95)

Seat 3: A23 Fold (95)

Seat 4: DaLuckyDucky (95)

Seat 5: lleall (95)

Seat 7: cvthull (240)

Seat 8: pokerenthusiast (85)

Acid4401 antes 5

hughes169 antes 5

A23 Fold antes 5

DaLuckyDucky antes 5

lleall antes 5

cvthull antes 5

pokerenthusiast antes 5

*** 3RD STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [Jc]

Dealt to hughes169 [Jh]

Dealt to A23 Fold [Qh]

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [Qs]

Dealt to lleall [9h]

Dealt to cvthull [5h]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h] [3d]

DaLuckyDucky is high with [Qs]

DaLuckyDucky brings in for 10

lleall folds

cvthull completes it to 30

pokerenthusiast raises to 60

Acid4401 folds

hughes169 folds

A23 Fold folds

DaLuckyDucky folds

cvthull raises to 90

pokerenthusiast calls 20, and is all in

cvthull shows [Kc Ad 5h]

pokerenthusiast shows [8h 7h 3d]

Uncalled bet of 10 returned to cvthull



This guy hit big on the first hand but is yet willing to go to the bank with a king behind.

I knew there was a chance I was behind but heads up with these bets I think I have to get mt chips in the middle.



*** 4TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h] [Ts]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d] [Td]

*** 5TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h Ts] [9c]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d Td] [2d]

*** 6TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h Ts 9c] [5d]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d Td 2d] [6s]

*** 7TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h Ts 9c 5d] [Tc]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d Td 2d 6s] [Qc]

cvthull shows [Kc Ad 5h Ts 9c 5d Tc] K,T,9,5,A

pokerenthusiast shows [8h 7h 3d Td 2d 6s Qc] 8,7,6,3,2

pokerenthusiast wins the pot (205) with 8,7,6,3,2



So I am now the chip leader with 7 remaining and 2 players getting seats. I know that all I have to do is stay alive but I do have to play any strong hand as 205 chips isn’t going to guarantee me a seat.



After folding a couple hands I get this:



Full Tilt Poker Game #6430682402: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #18 (48907331), Table 1 - 30/60 Ante 5 - Limit Razz - 20:15:10 ET - 2008/05/15

Seat 1: Acid4401 (80)

Seat 2: hughes169 (135)

Seat 3: A23 Fold (125)

Seat 4: DaLuckyDucky (60)

Seat 5: lleall (70)

Seat 7: cvthull (135)

Seat 8: pokerenthusiast (195)

Acid4401 antes 5

hughes169 antes 5

A23 Fold antes 5

DaLuckyDucky antes 5

lleall antes 5

cvthull antes 5

pokerenthusiast antes 5

*** 3RD STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [8c]

Dealt to hughes169 [Jd]

Dealt to A23 Fold [Kd]

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [2h]

Dealt to lleall [Js]

Dealt to cvthull [4h]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h] [2s]

A23 Fold is high with [Kd]

A23 Fold brings in for 10

DaLuckyDucky folds

lleall folds

cvthull completes it to 30

pokerenthusiast calls 30

Acid4401 raises to 60

hughes169 folds

A23 Fold folds

cvthull calls 30

pokerenthusiast calls 30



I could have reraised my self but I didn’t want to get to crazy yet.



*** 4TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [8c] [Qd]

Dealt to cvthull [4h] [4s]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s] [3s]

pokerenthusiast bets 30

Acid4401 calls 15, and is all in

cvthull folds

pokerenthusiast shows [5s 6h 2s 3s]

Acid4401 shows [2c Ad 8c Qd]

Uncalled bet of 15 returned to pokerenthusiast



The deck hit me hard and I’m way ahead.



*** 5TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [2c Ad 8c Qd] [Tc]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s 3s] [5h]

*** 6TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [2c Ad 8c Qd Tc] [7c]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s 3s 5h] [7h]

*** 7TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [2c Ad 8c Qd Tc 7c] [8s]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s 3s 5h 7h] [Qs]

pokerenthusiast shows [5s 6h 2s 3s 5h 7h Qs] 7,6,5,3,2

Acid4401 shows [2c Ad 8c Qd Tc 7c 8s] T,8,7,2,A

pokerenthusiast wins the pot (255) with 7,6,5,3,2

Acid4401 stands up



I get the knockout and have a very nice stack. I have almost 3X the 2nd place guy so I can sit back a little but not to much. I get a good hand the very next time and get ready for 4th street.



Full Tilt Poker Game #6430691261: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #18 (48907331), Table 1 - 30/60 Ante 5 - Limit Razz - 20:15:54 ET - 2008/05/15

Seat 2: hughes169 (130)

Seat 3: A23 Fold (110)

Seat 4: DaLuckyDucky (55)

Seat 5: lleall (65)

Seat 7: cvthull (70)

Seat 8: pokerenthusiast (370)

hughes169 antes 5

A23 Fold antes 5

DaLuckyDucky antes 5

lleall antes 5

cvthull antes 5

pokerenthusiast antes 5

*** 3RD STREET ***

Dealt to hughes169 [Ks]

Dealt to A23 Fold [8h]

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [3s]

Dealt to lleall [9d]

Dealt to cvthull [2c]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As] [7h]

hughes169 is high with [Ks]

hughes169 brings in for 10

A23 Fold folds

DaLuckyDucky completes it to 30

lleall folds

cvthull raises to 60

pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act

pokerenthusiast calls 60

hughes169 folds

DaLuckyDucky calls 20, and is all in



Both players are short so I have no fear of big damage.



*** 4TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [3s] [Jc]

Dealt to cvthull [2c] [4h]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h] [9h]

cvthull bets 5, and is all in

pokerenthusiast calls 5

cvthull shows [Th 6c 2c 4h]

pokerenthusiast shows [4d As 7h 9h]

DaLuckyDucky shows [7d 9s 3s Jc]



Again this one player plays with a big card behind and I am ahead of both players.



*** 5TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [7d 9s 3s Jc] [6d]

Dealt to cvthull [Th 6c 2c 4h] [Ah]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h 9h] [Ts]

*** 6TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [7d 9s 3s Jc 6d] [Jh]

Dealt to cvthull [Th 6c 2c 4h Ah] [2d]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h 9h Ts] [Tc]

*** 7TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [7d 9s 3s Jc 6d Jh] [9c]

Dealt to cvthull [Th 6c 2c 4h Ah 2d] [Kc]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h 9h Ts Tc] [5s]

cvthull shows [Th 6c 2c 4h Ah 2d Kc] T,6,4,2,A

pokerenthusiast shows [4d As 7h 9h Ts Tc 5s] 9,7,5,4,A

pokerenthusiast wins the side pot (30) with 9,7,5,4,A

DaLuckyDucky shows [7d 9s 3s Jc 6d Jh 9c] J,9,7,6,3

pokerenthusiast wins the main pot (190) with 9,7,5,4,A

DaLuckyDucky stands up

cvthull stands up



Now I’m sitting pretty. It would be a total melt down if I don’t win a seat. I have 65% of the chips in play but I also no that Razz is fickle. I loose a small hand and make a steal and we are down to 3 players. I still have about 60% of the chips in play so I can wait it out. Eventually, after the two other players passed their chips around, a player is knocked out and I have my seat.


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1 comment:

The Monster Stack said...

I played in the Razz FTOPS. I blogged the action live and got knocked out in 245th. You can check it out at http://www.themonsterstack.com/2008/
05/razz-ftops.html. Also, what do you think of this: http://www.themonsterstack.com/2008/
05/check-raising-in-razz.html?