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Heads Up Stud Bots?

Posted by pmpoker on December 7, 2007

Over at 2+2, wahoo73 wonders if there are bots playing stud online.


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Backdoor Draws Matter

Posted by pmpoker on August 13, 2007

Mike at Ante Up! folds the best hand. A two-flush on third street (and a three-flush on fourth street) add non-negligible value to your hand in seven-card stud and can be the difference between playing on or not, so you should always be aware of your less obvious ways to win.

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NumbBono Hits the Stud-Hammer-Boat

Posted by pmpoker on March 8, 2007

See the screen cap.

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Low Limit Stud

Posted by pmpoker on March 6, 2007

From the 2+2 archives some discussion on playing low limit stud,.

Ray Zee has an important point, that if there are many loose players, as is normal in low limit games, they act as additional antes that make hands more playable.

Vince Lepore suggests that you want to play less aggressively in these games (and Zee says that trapping is important). One reason is that these games often have a small or no ante structure. You want to be able to get in cheap for just the bring-in with a lot of hands with big pot potential, then you want to work at building the big pots that can be won with those hands.

Overall, there are two strategies. A tighter one with smaller wins, but fewer losses, and a looser one that has more swings. The former is interested in making sets while the later is more interested in jamming with draws.

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Ashley Adams on 7-Card Stud Home Game Variations

Posted by pmpoker on February 28, 2007

At Poker Player, Ashley Adams embarks on a series about 7-Card Stud home game varations and promises that the next installment will look at hi-lo declare, a game which David Sklansky suggested could be the most skillful game of poker.

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Perry Friedman Is a Calling Station

Posted by pmpoker on December 25, 2006

(edited to fix readability)
Hand #1472483666
7 Card Stud *High* ($2/$4), Ante $0.40, Bring-In $0.50

Perry Friedman is Seat 4

Card Stud *High* ($2/$4), Ante $0.40, Bring-In $0.50

*3rd Street* – (1.60 SB)

Seat 1: xx xx 3h___folds
Seat 2: xx xx 7d___folds
Seat 3: xx xx 9s___completes___raises___calls
Seat 4: xx xx 9c___raises___raises
Seat 5: xx xx Ts___folds
Seat 6: xx xx 9d___calls___calls
Seat 7: 7s 7h 3s___folds
Seat 8: xx xx 3d___brings-in___folds

*4th Street* – (13.85 SB)

Seat 3: xx xx 9s Ad___bets
Seat 4: xx xx 9c 6h___calls
Seat 6: xx xx 9d 5c___calls

*5th Street* – (8.43 BB)

Seat 3: xx xx 9s Ad 4d___checks___calls
Seat 4: xx xx 9c 6h 7c___bets
Seat 6: xx xx 9d 5c 6d___calls

*6th Street* – (11.43 BB)

Seat 3: xx xx 9s Ad 4d Jh___checks___calls
Seat 4: xx xx 9c 6h 7c 5h___bets
Seat 6: xx xx 9d 5c 6d Qc___calls

*River* – (14.43 BB)

Seat 3: xx xx 9s Ad 4d Jh xx___checks___calls
Seat 4: xx xx 9c 6h 7c 5h xx___checks___calls
Seat 6: xx xx 9d 5c 6d Qc xx___bets

*Total pot:* (17.43 BB – $69.70)


Total pot $69.70 | Rake $3

Note: this site shuffles the hole cards.

Seat 3: [Ks Kc 9s Ad 4d Jh Th] – a pair of Kings

Seat 4: [Qh Qd 9c 6h 7c 5h Js] – a pair of Queens

Seat 6: [Jd Td 9d 5c 6d Qc 8s] – a straight, Queen high

From the chat:
Perry Friedman: man…I have to call just to see. but I know I am beat
Perry Friedman: started QQ down
Bigseth1: had KK down

Perry, Perry, Perry. You don’t have to call just to see when someone else has called on the river and the hands are going to be shown down anyways.

P.S.: I’m one of the few player at this table who would fold on third with my hand.

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Posted by pmpoker on December 24, 2006

Some guy named Houston Jim cries, “WTF David Singer put a beat on me”:

I’m just wondering, what’s up with the cap on fourth and the check behind on fifth.

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A Stud Hand With Mason Malmuth

Posted by pmpoker on October 12, 2006

From the 2+2 Archives:

I thought I would share part of a hand I played today in a jammed packed Mirage Poker Room. The game was $20-$40 stud with a $3 ante and a $5 bring-in. A deuce brought it in. The first player with an ace up just called. This person was playing virtually every hand and not doing very well. The next two players passed. I was next with a pair of tens and a deuce, three different suits, and was the highest remaining upcard, and my hand was completely live. I raised. The next two players both with a nine up called. The remaining players including the bring-in folded, the live one with the ace up then reraised. It was now my turn. My question is, what should I do?

This sparks a fierce debate over raising vs. folding. Mason then tells what he did:

Normally when you have a pair of tens with a bad kicker and you raise and an ace reraises you should fold. The only time to call is when you believe that the reraiser could have virtually anything. This was not the case in this situation. My experience is that when someone limps in with an ace up and then reraises several players he has a real hand.

However, in this spot I felt that there was too much money in the pot to throw away my hand, but a pair of tens does very poorly multiway. Many of my wins against a pair of aces are when I will make two small pair. But with two other opponents my two pair might beat a lone pair of aces but easily lose to one of the other hands.

So unless I believe that the two other players will come for the two additional bets, I should reraise, and this is what I did.

For those interested, the other two players both came for the two bets which showed my judgement was wrong and that I should have folded. I did win the pot. I caught a ten on fourth street and a ten on fifth street.

Mason goes on to say what ended up happening.

The play of the hand was unbelievable. When I paired my door card on fourth the ace called but the other two hands folded. On fifth when I made the third ten up, the aces made a pair of treys and called again. On sixth, I caught an ace and my opponent finally folded.

You are right, this hand has occupied my thinking away from the table. I’m not 100 percent sure that I made the right play.

For what it’s worth, I agree with his analysis, but I find it comforting to know that he isn’t sure if he played correctly.

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Ray Zee On the Difference Between Expert and Nearly Expert Stud Players

Posted by pmpoker on August 17, 2006

From the 2+2 archives:

The really expert 7 stud players know every card that is out. The almost really expert 7 stud players may not be able to tell you every card that is out, but when a card appears on the board they can tell you if it is live or not and have a good idea if it can help the hand. Always remember the seven other starting upcards then the rest of the cards will fall into place.

Good Luck.

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Mason Malmuth On Two Stud Errors

Posted by pmpoker on August 12, 2006

As Two Plus Two Internet Magazine changes editorship from Small Stakes Hold Em co-author Ed Miller to 2+2 poster Dynasty, the magazine reprints several Sklansky and Malmuth articles, including this Malmuth article on stud.

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