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Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


In an obvious attempt to knock me from the WBPT leader board, the next event is going to be H.O.R.S.E. And it’s going to be at FullTilt. Not that I have a problem with FullTilt, I actually really like the site, but I just cashed out of there, and I only have so much cash to spread around. Hopefully I can cash out somewhere else and back into FullTilt by then.

Even if I do manage to get some cash deposited in time, I still might not be able to play, as my birthday tournament is going to be going on earlier that day. (More on that later this week).

So H.O.R.S.E. I think the only thing that might save me is that apparently no one else knows how to play most of these games either, but I’m pretty sure I could just log in, check auto-fold, and walk away, and still do better than if I tried to play. At least it will only cost me $5.

H. Hold-em. This is the only part that I have a chance in. I consider myself to be a decent Hold em player. I’m not going to be winning any bracelets anytime soon, but at least I can hold my own. My plan is to quadruple up in this section and then fold for all the rest.

O. Omaha. I’ve played a total of ten Omaha hands in my life. They were all for play money, and in each of them everyone just went all in. I have no idea of what proper strategy is for Omaha and I certainly couldn’t tell you what makes a good starting hand. From watching the WSOP on ESPN, I think being two suited with connectors is good, but I could just be making that up. Oh and just to make it more confusing, it’s a hi-lo game.

R. Razz. Yeah. Maybe I should just turn in my $5 now and call it a day.

S. Stud. There’s a small chance that I end up doing ok with this one. I at least get the general concepts. The problem is that I have enough trouble remembering my hole cards without having to check them a few times. Trying to remember what other players mucked cards were, and trying to figure out if they help/hurt me/others is right out.

E. Eight (Stud). I think that’s what the E stands for. I’m not sure. It doesn’t matter anyway because I am sure I have no idea what the hell I’m doing. Why couldn’t they just call it H.O.R.S.O. and through in plain old Omaha? Maybe I’d have a chance at that.

So, if you want a good laugh, sign up with FullTiltPoker (bonus code POKERWORDS for a 100% deposit bonus) and join in the fun. You can’t possibly do any worse than I do. The event is this Sunday at 9EST. the password is thehammer.


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