April 10th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

My dearth of posts may be close to a record.  Visitors will recognize I’ve a mouth equaling or exceeding brains.  And, quality is certainly a transient beast.  So, posts can and typically do arrive with reckless abandon.  I have a somewhat red face for a variety of reasons, I’ll even give a go at an actual poker post.  Haven’t been playing a lot and that has been ring.  Let see what I can come up with.

There is one I’ve been thinking about doing.  It is about a Jordan post.  Now the esteemed barrister  is of the New Yawk flavor and of the trial phylum. That means confrontational and willing to work with rationalizing the facts in a case.   In the halls of jurisprudence, that a way to fame and lucre. At poker, maybe yes and maybe no.  Well, he might luck out and get all of OJ’s jury at the table but that’s too much luck.

So, I wasn’t too surprised to come across How to Win at Razz with an Exposed Queen.

Our Rumpole clone just may have enjoyed a bit too much of the plonk prior to or during the game.  He describes a skip down the yellow BRICK road with a straight face and high dungeon.   A better title might be Line in the Sand. To those used to the Jordan approach, it is great theater.  For any one contemplating a career playing RAZZ, not so.


My ring play was Stud8B and done at FT.  I am a bit ahead.  It was a bit of a struggle getting away from the tournament mindset though.  The wins would have been better had I ignored a few of the draws.

What I did manage to note is that FT studs are more studly than other sites I’ve played.  Capping was far more prevalent.   And pursuing that tack early isn’t very EV enhancing   Otherwise, it was the same mix of optimism and hand selection.   You’d of thought they were following Jordan’s RAZZ blog.  Bricks and dead cards held no decline in their optimism.


As to my MIA status, truth is I’ve been dungeon crawling on the computer more than dungeon crawling on the poker sites.


Supposed to be 90 here today.  I’ve been out in the yard in a tee.  There is a weather watch for later today as a cold front is moving in our general direction.  But, it looks like we’re on the fringe of the fear of tornado and hail. Fingers crossed.  If my weather station quits reporting, it means the weather nymphs drew out.




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  1. April 10th, 2011 at 12:52 | #1

    Don’t forget that Jordan is more of a tournament specialist. Fighting for blinds and antes is more important there than in a razz ring game.

  2. April 10th, 2011 at 15:38 | #2

    In a limit environment you can “be inventive” early. As the blind progress, that goes away. Jordan loves aggression and works it well. I just thought his love for that lady showing almost equaled his affection for Wifey Kim. 🙂

  3. April 11th, 2011 at 12:37 | #3

    Ken, I love how whenever you reference me in a post, I’m left confused whether to thank you for the compliment or tell you to piss off. I’ll go somewhere in between and thank you for recognizing my aggressive nature but warmly encourage you to consider the context of the play and post. The way I play razz in a blogger mixed game tournament and the way I play in a live or online razz cash game are remarkably different. In fact, the very point of my post is how playing a Queen in Razz is usually suicide, but in the right circumstances, including some luck on fourth and fifth street, it can be turned into a winning hand. The context, specifically that I was playing vs. PokerGrump (whose Razz game I know quite well from his posts) in a mixed game blogger event. That all went into my consideration.

  4. April 11th, 2011 at 15:17 | #4

    Actually you outplayed Grump. With it at 60-120 and given your stack you could play the player. Of course, if I said that, I wouldn’t have had anything to write and I am out of casino pictures. I am surprised he called on 5th. I think you managed to raise his hackles quite nicely. He was piling bricks faster than you.

    I really didn’t want to write about Grump being pawned so I evoked poetic license.

    P.S. Attorneys tend to be too literal and I avoid that like the plague. Thanks for being a bit confused. I’ll take it as a compliment.

  5. April 11th, 2011 at 18:13 | #5

    Haha! Fair enough. BTW, I did get the sense that I ruffled Grump’s feathers, even before that hand. Grump is to Josie as Jordan is to Grump. I get the sense that I throw him off his game. Of course, this is all my opinion and he may see things differently.

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