Not sure what my last tourney update was but they have all been the same lately...blah blah blah...I am taking a few days off from tourneys. I skipped the 2500 shorthanded, and 2k Nolimit the past two days. I am also skipping the 3k limit tomorrow.
The last week or so I have been playing mostly cash games. Some 100-200 and 200-400 Holdem, 100-200 BOT, and 100-200 and 200-400 BT, with a brief stint of 10-25 PLO mixed in. My results have been great in the draw games. But I know the variance in these games is extremely high, and my recent winning may be contributed to variance...but I feel there are players in the game that are making many fundamental mistakes that can not be overcome.
200-400 2-7 Triple Draw Hand
I raise UTG with 2357 and get cold called in 2 spots and the BB comes along. Everyone draws two cards and the BB checks blind, I bet blind, everyone calls. No one improves. The BB checks again and I fire again with my 1 card draw. The first cold caller looks at his two cards and raises me. This could mean a wide variety of things, beginning with improving to a one card draw, all the way up to making a strong complete hand. The next cold caller reraises, the BB folds and I look at my hand and see I caught an 8, for a 87532. I call 2 bets cold here,then the guy that made the initial raiser 4 bets; we both call. I decide to break my 8 and try and improve. The four bettor stands pat and the other player angrily draws one card also. I check dark, the 4 bettor bets and the other player folds. I am squeezing my last card and looking to catch a 4 for the nuts, but end up catching a 6, and improve my hand to 76532 and contemplate raising but decide to only call. I am shown a 76432 and lose a monster pot, but feel like I played the hand well on all streets. This is the first time I have broken an 8 playing live 2-7 and improved my hand and still lost...ahh poker rules!!!