Archive for the ‘Stud Play’ Category

Razz and all that Jazz

January 11th, 20113 comments

Lightning asked me about Razz. It is the game Howard Lederer calls, “A miserable poker game.” It can be among the more frustrating. The game and rules are surprisingly simple. No need to know if a flush beats a straight. You play for the lowest possible hand which is the wheel – 1 to 5. Straights and flushes are ignored. Read more...

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January 10th, 20114 comments

I took some time off from that little tournament to do some reading. Breaks should bring back some added enjoyment. Tournament play at its best can still be annoying. Read more...

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December 24th, 20102 comments

Well, why not.  After a horrid run, I found the card rack.  13 days of missing, folding and sucking came to an end.   This was so much more fun.

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Braggin’? Not so much.

December 11th, 20102 comments

Been a while since I talked about that little morning tournament that's become part of my life. Well, I didn't want a Type 2 Poker Blog. You know the one. It is populated with the donkeys who are oh so much more lucky than they've a right. Well, you can fill in the rest. Read more…

Is it Limiting?

November 26th, 2010No comments

I played most of my poker at no limit tables. When I branched out, it took some getting used to playing limit. I was prejudiced against it having experienced the silliness that limit more easily allows – chasing. I bemoaned not being able to “price a call” out of reach with a good hand. Looking back I was wrong as I was approaching it with the wrong mindset. Read more…

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November 12th, 2010No comments

They say they are worth a thousand words. Well, the one that follows doesn't really work without words. But, it does demonstrate what I was trying to get across in the Stud8b discussion. Read more…

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Stud Eight Player Born Every Minute

November 9th, 20101 comment

Yup, I'm stealing from P.T. Barnum. Sucker and Stud8 player are interchangeable terms. I don't think there is a flavor of poker that attracts worse players. Write down this term: scoop. Belay that. Capitalize it and turn on bold and underline. SCOOP! Read more…

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Becoming A Stud

November 8th, 20102 comments

I want to talk about the part the books don't cover. Stud, like other poker flavors, is deceptively simple. Those riverboat gamblers could teach it to a rich planter in a few minutes. At least as long as Mike Sexton isn't there to throw in, “…and a lifetime to master.” Read more…


November 7th, 20104 comments

My opportunity to pleasure a women these days looks uphill toward slim and none. So, when the chance comes, I am in. Read more…

Here comes another one

November 5th, 20102 comments

Just like the other one. OK, I a getting boring.  I'll try to liven it up a bit with something more than… Read more…