Wednesday, September 06, 2006

So Tired..

Spent last night fretting over my Fantasy Football team. I have no idea why I care as I suck at Fantasy Football and getting the 12th pick AND THEN having my leading RB go down for the season is not a good start. I am playing Drewspop in the opener. He has one of the better teams. I left him a smack comment telling him I hope his RB fucking breaks both legs. First pick motherfucker.

I finally agree with something Duggles says: "Telaat, you are a fucking moron". Enough said. I will delete any comment you post. Fucking ask if you want some linkage and then I might do something but when you leave your scumbag comments all over my blog I feel like kicking your ass. It takes me all of 5 seconds to click on the email and delete all of your stupid posts anyways. Fucker.

I am in love with 7-Card Stud hi-lo. I have no idea why. It is so much fun. I was two tabling last night and had a modest win of 1.5 buyins or something. I think I can do better. I think I have a decent conceptual idea of the game but I suck. Luckily my opponents suck worse. I think my game has improved alot by just folding semi-ok hands like K23 2-s00ted. It is a fucked up hand that you will not know where you are in until like 5th street. Then you have two cards to draw to a better hand. My thinking before was it had a chance to scoop. I find it better to play the A56 hands and hope to back into a straight. Nothing is better the scooping a huge pot. I had a few nice hands last night but the wheel feels real good.

I still have issues with folding semi-good draws late. Like if I start with A67 and there are a couple of people with low cards and I brick 4th and they do not. I so want to see that one more card.. should I? I could be drawing to a worse low and I now need to catch on 2 of the 3 remaining streets. I think folding is better here. I may have to send some of my boys some emails like Hoy and The Rooster. I am not sure how profitable Stud hi-lo can be? Does anyone out there make the majority of their money playing this online? Can 2/4 and 5/10 or higher be profitable? Should I just look at it as a fun way to pass some time? I dunno but it is a fun game.

7 Comments:

Blogger drewspop said...

Do you want to just concede before the games start or what?

10:27 AM

 
Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

welcome back sweetie!!

2:21 AM

 
Blogger tiltpirate said...

WOOOOHOOOO!!!!! waffles is alive!!!!

12:49 PM

 
Blogger GaryC said...

Hit me on the girlie chat thingy if you want some company at Stud Hi-Lo, not that I'm any good at it either.

G

4:32 PM

 
Anonymous PokerBarney said...

I think there's a lot to be said for playing games that aren't as popular. The players are likely to be learning the game, giving you more chance to be ahead of them skillwise. Get out there!

2:16 AM

 
Blogger Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

Fantasy football is for faggots.

good to have you back.

10:09 AM

 
Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Yo Waffles my boy. Glad to see you're still loving the hilo. I moved up to some 5/10 action this week on both party and pokerstars, and made a little dough on both.

And FWIW, I think you're hitting on all of the exact issues that most people have who are good poker players generally but who are just starting off in hilo play. For me, K23 with 2 suits is not the kind of hand I am inclined to play under most circumstances. That said, if it's folded around to me in late position, my King is the highest up card showing, and I don't see many other low cards out among the up cards or discards, I might take a cheap flop with it -- or possibly even raise it up -- and see where that takes me. But, and I know you and I IMd about this some time ago, in general I try to avoid playing hands with only 2 good low cards and no real good high chances. K23 can easily develop into a good low hand if you get lucky in your next couple of cards, but the bottom lime is that in your last four cards, you will need to get 3 cards thare are below an 8, but not 2's or 3's, to even be eligible for a low hand. As I mentioned to you a few weeks ago when we chatted, the thing I'm always trying to avoid in hilo is a hand that is 2nd best both ways and needs to hit a draw to move in front in either direction.

For sure, you are much better off following your own advice in this post and playing a hand like A65. In fact, a good very simplistic strategy to follow as you keep learning the game is to try to play low hands, and have them back into high hands. If you're always running for high hands, it's almost impossible for one of them to suddenly become a qualifying low. Many serious hilo players generally go for low hands and see what kind of high potential might develop for them there.

What limits are you playing at, man? We should play some night. I like stars, party and full tilt for hilo cash games, if you can find one at the limits you like.

11:48 AM

 

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