Saturday, June 6, 2009

Go Pros!

No, not prostitutes. You sick people. I mean professional poker players. When the WSOP starts, I always root for the pros to win bracelets because:

A. It's more fun to watch someone you know win when the replay is aired.
B. It lends more credence to the notion that this is a skill game.

So it's with great pleasure that I found out tonight that Phil Ivey has won his 6th bracelet. And not just in any old event. But in the most complicated possible game I think I've ever heard of (with the possible exception of Badugi). The bracelet was won in Event #8 - No Limit Deuce-Seven Draw.

This is not a triple draw game, like you might be thinking. The game is played like 5 card draw, with all cards down. There is a small blind and a big blind along with antes. The first player to enter the pot MUST enter with a raise. After initial betting, you can draw cards and there is another betting round. The best hand is 7-5-4-3-2. Straight and flushes count AGAINST you in this game. Oh, and it's no-limit betting, which must be sick. Just to re-iterate, there is NO information given in this game other than how many cards are drawn, the betting amounts and any tells you can pick up. Just sick.

Phil Ivey is a baaaaad man.

1 comment:

Allvira said...

Its very true that card games are very familiar now in days. Its just because of they are the source of entertainment, fun as well money also. The most popular online poker games are Omaha, Texas hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Razz, Five Card Draw. In my views, Playing poker online is much more convenient than by playing it in casino.
No doubt well professionals are require for this game.
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