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WSOP Event #8: Mixed Championship

Posted by pmpoker on May 22, 2008

Poker Shrink notes this 10K buy-in event on the WSOP schedule.

I was looking over the schedules for all the tournaments in Las Vegas this summer and I came across an event I had overlooked when the World Series schedule first came out. On June 4th, World Championship Mixed Event appears on the WSOP schedule. A ten thousand dollar buy-in event, this one has missed a lot of media coverage, which it will definitely get when it is played over the three days (6/4-6/6). Unlike the Mixed Hold’em events which are No Limit and Limit Hold’em or the H.O.R.S.E. events made up of five events: Limit Hold’em, Omaha8, Razz, Stud and Stud8; the World Championship Mixed Event is made up of eight different poker games.

There will be two Mixed Hold’em tournaments this summer ($5,000 and $1,500) and three H.O.R.S.E. events ($3,000, $1,500 and $50,000) but only one $10,000 Mixed Event with all eight games.

Games in order for the Mixed Event will be:

Triple Draw Deuce to Seven Lowball
Limit Hold’em
Omaha 8 or better
Seven Card Stud
Stud 8 or better
No Limit Hold’em
Pot Limit Omaha

The game changes every eight hands. Levels are 60 minutes. There are three different blind structures for each level to accomodate the different games.

Basically, it’s HORSE + Triple draw + NLHE + PLO. Sounds interesting.


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Bellagio Big Game News

Posted by pmpoker on April 8, 2008

Doyle Brunson writes:

There has been a game every night at Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio since we lowered the limits. We have taken out most of the no-limit and pot-limit games, and it seems that is what most of the players want. Anything suits me, just to keep the action going.

I wonder how much the line-up has changed without Chip Reese to talk marks players into taking a seat. I wonder which players don’t fall under the category “most of the players.”

Mixing big-bet and fixed-limit games always seemed weird to me, since the potential is there to skew the mix toward the NLHE/PLO specialists too much. Putting a cap on is one way around it, but I’ve always wondered what would happen if they just played the big bet games at much smaller blind sizes so that the different games effectively play the same size. I’m not sure how one would go about doing that, but perhaps you might set it so that so that 100 big blinds in the NL/PL games is about the same as 20 to 30 big bets in the fixed limit games. If they are playing 1K/2K, then mixing in NLHE would be played at 200/400, perhaps with an ante.

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Matt Maroon Plays Live Rotation Games

Posted by pmpoker on March 4, 2008

Some interesting anecdotes.

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I Don’t Play the Ponies, But I Do Play HORSE

Posted by pmpoker on February 29, 2008

I appear to have beat this poker blogger (I’m guessing it’s him, since my notes say he has played the Mookie) in a $5 HORSE tournament despite being outchipped by about 127K to 32K at the start of heads-up. I got lucky in a few spots, but mostly I’m happy with how I played. One thing about limit tournaments is that it is even more important to give up when you get caught bluffing than it is in cash games. It was a bit more obvious when some of my opponents couldn’t bring themselves to take a bet-fold line with a bluff. It’s really not worth tossing away one-eighth of your stack in an attempt to not appear weak.

I don’t have my lifetime tournament stats, but I suspect that I am a net winner in tournaments that are not no limit hold em and possibly a loser in (bah) NLHE tournaments (the online databases don’t seem to have some of my earlier big wins).

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Thoughts on HORSE

Posted by pmpoker on December 14, 2007

I think there are basically a few kinds of fish if you are playing HORSE. There are the flop-game fish who are primarily bad at Omaha and Hold Em but play decent at the stud games. There are those are the opposite and play flop games better than stud games. There are those who play the one-way games fairly well, but overvalue high-only hands in the split-pot games. And of course, there are the players who are just horrible at all games.

Lately, I seem to be playing against mostly players who are bad at stud and stud/8. They either respect my tight table image too much and fold too often or don’t respect my tight play enough and call me down too lightly. I’ve noticed that the players who are weak-tight vs me in stud aren’t that way when we get to the hold em rounds.

So, I am warning you that a player who is a hold em LAG isn’t necessarily going to be a LAG at other games. Just as someone can be near-maniacal with preflop raises yet never bluff with turn raises in hold em, so too can someone be super-loose in some games and super-tight in other games. One of the keys to mixed game play is knowing that the fish you wish to exploit the most can vary from game to game.

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Some California Lowball and Mississippi Stud/8

Posted by pmpoker on March 27, 2007

Via Mark Gritter, a trip report by ts4z that includes some Mississippi Stud/8 and California lowball.

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Lolaschaubs: Start and finish with Pocket Queens

Posted by pmpoker on March 5, 2007

Schaubs plays in a half-hold em, half-omaha tournament. I think I read half the post.

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Paul Phillips Plays HORSE

Posted by pmpoker on July 17, 2006

Paul Phillips plays the WSOP Horse event

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LowLimit Mixed Games in Vegas

Posted by pmpoker on July 10, 2006

StatikKling plays 2/4 HORSE at the MGM Grang

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TOEing the line

Posted by pmpoker on April 2, 2006

Felicia Lee writes up a session of TOE, a mix of Triple Draw, Omaha/8, and Stud/8.

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