Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CHIMPS and Some 2-7 Triple Draw Hand Analysis

My roll kept on going last night in CHIMPS. We had 14 runners in the $1 6-max re-buy event. I took the immediate re-buy to get to $2k for my 4-handed starting table. Our table started fairly normal and there wasn't a whole lot of gambling going on, with the exception of PokerGeek. I was making quite a few pre-flop raises. He seemed to find the wrong times for everything early on though. Every time he called a 3-bet he was beat. I slowly built my stack up to around 3500 or so 40 minutes in with no additional re-buys. I picked-up 9,9 and called PokerGeek's raise who had his stack by then and had me covered. Flop came 7 high and we both got our chips in. He had the J,J and it was double re-buy time for me. I was able to build chips in the last 20 minutes and after the add-on I had 8,300.

A special shout out to blindguy74 and deadmoney5 who both quit before the re-buy period ended. You are hereby called out.

One interesting note is that when there were 11 people left my table had the 1st-5th stacks and the other table had the 6th-11th stacks. Kinda odd how that works. playing down to the final table I had no playable hands and the marginal ones I had were raised in front of me. I slowly dwindled down to 3400 when the final table started. Here were the stacks:

Seat 1: mcomikey (17,530)
Seat 2: ElSnarfGrande (9,718)
Seat 3: warrendc73 (18,269)
Seat 4: scottc25 (3,255)
Seat 5: Blazman (16,203)
Seat 6: nzgreen (22,525)

With the blinds at 200/400/50 I need a hand fairly quick. On the 3rd hand I shipped K,10 and outran Blazman's A,J for the double. Blaz then lost a ton of his chips when he ran 8,8 into A,K and lost and was eliminated shortly after. I continued to blind down playing 5-handed, which lasted for quite a while. When Snarf was eliminated in 5th I was down to 6k in chips. I was able to double through Warrendc73 a couple times and eventually he was eliminated in 4th. At the start of 3 handed here were the counts:

Seat 1: mcomikey (30,485)
Seat 4: scottc25 (17,645)
Seat 6: nzgreen (39,370)

I ended up getting back to an even stack with everyone else twice as we played 3 handed for around 1/2 hour. The big hand for me was when I turned a straight against mcomikey when he held top top. That vaulted me up to a 3:1 chip lead over 2nd and 3rd. I pounded away from there and eventually won it for around $32. Let's keep the boomswitch going in Riverchasers Thursday.

Right now I have a less that stellar bankroll of $5.61 on Poker Stars. Remnants of playing step tournaments for the WSOP and APPT. I noticed that they now have 2-7 triple draw tables as low as $0.10/$0.20. I need to get my balance up to $11 by next Tuesday in order to play in both Pauly's 5th Anniversary tourney and CHIMPS. The third hand into the session I came upon a very interesting way than an opponent of mine played his hand and thought it would be good to go through here since not many people are too familiar with the game.

PokerStars Game #19221350631: Triple Draw 2-7 Lowball Limit ($0.10/$0.20) - 2008/07/30 - 12:38:24 (ET)
Table 'Oljato' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: scottc25 ($5.51 in chips)
Seat 2: dk_sne1 ($2.29 in chips)
Seat 3: acegim ($7.88 in chips)
Seat 4: CARSON67 ($3.05 in chips)
Seat 5: diffusser ($4.42 in chips)
scottc25: posts small blind $0.05
dk_sne1: posts big blind $0.10
Dealt to scottc25 [5s 2h Jd Qs 4c]
acegim: raises $0.10 to $0.20- He had played the first 3 hands that I saw down to the river and showed weak 8's every time.
CARSON67: folds
diffusser: folds
scottc25: calls $0.15 - A little loose here but I am holding three to the wheel with a 2 in there. I will play it from the SB and see what happens, especially heads-up.
dk_sne1: folds
*** FIRST DRAW ***
scottc25: discards 2 cards [Jd Qs]
Dealt to scottc25 [5s 2h 4c] [Qh 7s] - Bingo! I got THE card that I needed on order to go all the way with this hand.
acegim: discards 2 cards - Most likely 3 to a wheel or 3 to an 8.
scottc25: checks
acegim: bets $0.10
scottc25: raises $0.10 to $0.20 - With two draws I can hit a 3 or 6 and almost always be ahead or hit an 8 and have a chance.
acegim: calls $0.10 - Guess he didn't hit good.
scottc25: discards 1 card [Qh]
Dealt to scottc25 [5s 2h 4c 7s] [3c] - There is the wheel!!!!
acegim: discards 1 card - Perfect, he did improve.
scottc25: bets $0.20
acegim: raises $0.20 to $0.40 - I like
scottc25: raises $0.20 to $0.60
acegim: raises $0.20 to $0.80 - Please let him have hit a 7,6.
Betting is capped
scottc25: calls $0.20
*** THIRD DRAW ***
Here is where it gets very interesting........
scottc25: stands pat on [5s 2h 4c 7s 3c]
acegim: discards 1 card - What? How could he cap after I draw one and then draw one?
scottc25: bets $0.20
acegim: calls $0.20
*** SHOW DOWN ***
scottc25: shows [5s 2h 3c 7s 4c] (Lo: 7,5,4,3,2)
acegim: shows [6s 2s 7d 5c 4h] (Lo: 7,6,5,4,2) - This the most confusing thing of all here. He hits his 7,6 and only calls after capping the 2nd draw.
scottc25 collected $2.77 from pot

About the only thing that I can think of here is that he had a made 8,7 after the 2nd draw and once it was capped and then I stood pat he figured that hand was no good and broke. I may be thinking on way too high of a level for this guy though. I'm guessing that he had 4 cards to the 7,6 and hit on the end. I still have no clue why he just calls on the end though. Guess it saved him money.

So far I have been able to get my $5.61 up to $9.20. Only a little ways left to go.

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