5CD on Stars

    • morris979
      morris979
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      So I've been watching a few of Phil Shaw's videos, mostly with the idea of finding an alternative to Hold em to maybe play a couple of sessions a week. But, when looking at the traffic for these games on Stars,I was pretty shocked to see how much there was for 5 Card Draw. Is this a relatively recent explosion or has its always been a well supported game? Certainly a lot more than any of the stud games.
      I've noticed there is some content on here for the game so would anyone recommend I learn a little about it? Browsed a few threads so I know there are a handful of players on here who at least dabble in 5CD. Fun to play as a part time alternative to Hold em?
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    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by morris979
      So I've been watching a few of Phil Shaw's videos, mostly with the idea of finding an alternative to Hold em to maybe play a couple of sessions a week. But, when looking at the traffic for these games on Stars,I was pretty shocked to see how much there was for 5 Card Draw. Is this a relatively recent explosion or has its always been a well supported game? Certainly a lot more than any of the stud games.
      I've noticed there is some content on here for the game so would anyone recommend I learn a little about it? Browsed a few threads so I know there are a handful of players on here who at least dabble in 5CD. Fun to play as a part time alternative to Hold em?
      5CD :f_love: I made many $$$$ last year from 5CD and am currently redistributing it to the lovely NLHE players of Pokerstars.

      There are plenty of interesting threads here about it. You could read EVGalois articles and watch his videos, although I saw him playing Zooooom NL10 last night, so I don't know what to make of that. Hurricano's posts are always worth reading, although he's a cheeky bastard, and BigPooch on 2+2 is THE MAN. There's also some stuff in my blog between August and December last year. You just need to learn what constitutes a strong hand, and also where the fold button is. Enjoy! :f_grin:
    • jleonra
      jleonra
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      i made like $5 bucks playing 1 trable 5CD in the lower limit, and lost $2 playing zoom 5CD :P

      it is a fun game, my only problem is that i don't get paid with my good hands since i play fixed limit is hard to extract some bets when you hold strong hand. And i've lost a lot with some relative strong hands, everytime i get a straight i run into a full house...
    • morris979
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      Originally posted by jbpatzer
      Originally posted by morris979
      So I've been watching a few of Phil Shaw's videos, mostly with the idea of finding an alternative to Hold em to maybe play a couple of sessions a week. But, when looking at the traffic for these games on Stars,I was pretty shocked to see how much there was for 5 Card Draw. Is this a relatively recent explosion or has its always been a well supported game? Certainly a lot more than any of the stud games.
      I've noticed there is some content on here for the game so would anyone recommend I learn a little about it? Browsed a few threads so I know there are a handful of players on here who at least dabble in 5CD. Fun to play as a part time alternative to Hold em?
      5CD :f_love: I made many $$$$ last year from 5CD and am currently redistributing it to the lovely NLHE players of Pokerstars.

      There are plenty of interesting threads here about it. You could read EVGalois articles and watch his videos, although I saw him playing Zooooom NL10 last night, so I don't know what to make of that. Hurricano's posts are always worth reading, although he's a cheeky bastard, and BigPooch on 2+2 is THE MAN. There's also some stuff in my blog between August and December last year. You just need to learn what constitutes a strong hand, and also where the fold button is. Enjoy! :f_grin:
      Ok, so the most important thing about your post was that I discovered your blog. :) It's probably about time I started my own. I've never really made any significant progress at this game :f_biggrin: so I'll give it a go and see if I can find that little bit of extra focus to move forward.
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by morris979
      Originally posted by jbpatzer
      Originally posted by morris979
      So I've been watching a few of Phil Shaw's videos, mostly with the idea of finding an alternative to Hold em to maybe play a couple of sessions a week. But, when looking at the traffic for these games on Stars,I was pretty shocked to see how much there was for 5 Card Draw. Is this a relatively recent explosion or has its always been a well supported game? Certainly a lot more than any of the stud games.
      I've noticed there is some content on here for the game so would anyone recommend I learn a little about it? Browsed a few threads so I know there are a handful of players on here who at least dabble in 5CD. Fun to play as a part time alternative to Hold em?
      5CD :f_love: I made many $$$$ last year from 5CD and am currently redistributing it to the lovely NLHE players of Pokerstars.

      There are plenty of interesting threads here about it. You could read EVGalois articles and watch his videos, although I saw him playing Zooooom NL10 last night, so I don't know what to make of that. Hurricano's posts are always worth reading, although he's a cheeky bastard, and BigPooch on 2+2 is THE MAN. There's also some stuff in my blog between August and December last year. You just need to learn what constitutes a strong hand, and also where the fold button is. Enjoy! :f_grin:
      Ok, so the most important thing about your post was that I discovered your blog. :) It's probably about time I started my own. I've never really made any significant progress at this game :f_biggrin: so I'll give it a go and see if I can find that little bit of extra focus to move forward.
      I didn't realize my blog was so hard to find. ;) I'll look forward to reading yours.
    • Huricano
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      Originally posted by jbpatzer

      5CD :f_love: I made many $$$$ last year from 5CD and am currently redistributing it to the lovely NLHE players of Pokerstars.

      There are plenty of interesting threads here about it. You could read EVGalois articles and watch his videos, although I saw him playing Zooooom NL10 last night, so I don't know what to make of that. Hurricano's posts are always worth reading, although he's a cheeky bastard, and BigPooch on 2+2 is THE MAN. There's also some stuff in my blog between August and December last year. You just need to learn what constitutes a strong hand, and also where the fold button is. Enjoy! :f_grin:
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by Huricano
      Originally posted by jbpatzer

      5CD :f_love: I made many $$$$ last year from 5CD and am currently redistributing it to the lovely NLHE players of Pokerstars.

      There are plenty of interesting threads here about it. You could read EVGalois articles and watch his videos, although I saw him playing Zooooom NL10 last night, so I don't know what to make of that. Hurricano's posts are always worth reading, although he's a cheeky bastard, and BigPooch on 2+2 is THE MAN. There's also some stuff in my blog between August and December last year. You just need to learn what constitutes a strong hand, and also where the fold button is. Enjoy! :f_grin:
      Point proved.
    • Huricano
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      No money in 5 dro, everyone's solid...

      Poker Stars $15/$30 Limit 5 Card Draw - 2 players - View hand 1655540
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.667 SB)
      Nedifen raises, Maestro Shao 3-bets, Nedifen calls

      First Draw: (6 SB) (2 players)
      Nedifen draws 3
      Maestro Shao bets, Nedifen calls

      Final Pot: 5 BB
      Maestro Shao shows A :heart: Q :club: T :spade: 8 :spade: 6 :spade: (high card Ace)
      Maestro Shao wins 4.967 BB
      (Rake: $1.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699657
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao raises, sascha0477 3-bets, heiarek folds, Maestro Shao calls

      First Draw: (7 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 stands pat, Maestro Shao draws 3
      sascha0477 bets, Maestro Shao calls

      Final Pot: 5.5 BB
      Maestro Shao shows A :heart: J :heart: T :diamond: T :spade: 3 :spade: (a pair of Tens)
      sascha0477 shows A :spade: Q :spade: 9 :spade: 8 :heart: 4 :spade: (high card Ace)
      Maestro Shao wins 5.467 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699658
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek folds, gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao raises, sascha0477 3-bets, Maestro Shao calls

      First Draw: (6 SB) (2 players)
      Maestro Shao draws 3, sascha0477 stands pat
      Maestro Shao checks, sascha0477 bets, Maestro Shao calls

      Final Pot: 5 BB
      Maestro Shao shows A :heart: T :heart: 9 :spade: 9 :diamond: 8 :club: (a pair of Nines)
      sascha0477 shows J :spade: T :spade: 7 :diamond: 4 :diamond: 2 :spade: (high card Jack)
      Maestro Shao wins 4.967 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699659
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek raises, gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 3-bets, heiarek calls

      First Draw: (6.5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 2, heiarek draws 3
      sascha0477 bets, heiarek calls

      Final Pot: 5.25 BB
      sascha0477 shows A :spade: K :spade: J :diamond: 6 :club: 6 :spade: (a pair of Sixes)
      heiarek shows Q :spade: Q :diamond: 8 :diamond: 7 :diamond: 3 :spade: (a pair of Queens)
      heiarek wins 5.217 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699661
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek folds, gygenot09 raises, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 calls

      First Draw: (4.5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 3, gygenot09 draws 3
      sascha0477 checks, gygenot09 bets, sascha0477 raises, gygenot09 calls

      Final Pot: 6.25 BB
      gygenot09 shows A :heart: A :diamond: K :club: 8 :heart: 6 :spade: (a pair of Aces)
      sascha0477 shows A :spade: Q :spade: Q :club: J :diamond: 3 :diamond: (a pair of Queens)
      gygenot09 wins 6.217 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699662
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek raises, gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 calls

      First Draw: (4.5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 3, heiarek draws 3
      sascha0477 bets, heiarek calls

      Final Pot: 4.25 BB
      sascha0477 shows J :heart: 8 :heart: 6 :heart: 6 :spade: 3 :heart: (a pair of Sixes)
      heiarek shows J :spade: T :heart: T :diamond: 9 :spade: 8 :diamond: (a pair of Tens)
      heiarek wins 4.217 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699667
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 raises, heiarek calls, gygenot09 calls

      First Draw: (6 SB) (3 players)
      heiarek draws 3, gygenot09 draws 3, sascha0477 draws 3
      heiarek checks, gygenot09 checks, sascha0477 bets, heiarek calls, gygenot09 calls

      Final Pot: 6 BB
      gygenot09 shows K :diamond: K :spade: T :club: T :spade: 9 :spade: (two pair, Kings and Tens)
      sascha0477 shows A :heart: Q :diamond: 9 :club: 6 :heart: 5 :diamond: (high card Ace)
      heiarek shows A :club: J :club: J :heart: 7 :club: 2 :heart: (a pair of Jacks)
      gygenot09 wins 5.967 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699668
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      gygenot09 raises, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 calls, heiarek folds

      First Draw: (5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 3, gygenot09 draws 1
      sascha0477 checks, gygenot09 bets, sascha0477 raises, gygenot09 calls

      Final Pot: 6.5 BB
      gygenot09 shows Q :diamond: Q :club: J :diamond: 3 :heart: 3 :diamond: (two pair, Queens and Threes)
      sascha0477 shows K :spade: J :spade: J :club: 3 :spade: 2 :spade: (a pair of Jacks)
      gygenot09 wins 6.467 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by Huricano
      No money in 5 dro, everyone's solid...

      Poker Stars $15/$30 Limit 5 Card Draw - 2 players - View hand 1655540
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.667 SB)
      Nedifen raises, Maestro Shao 3-bets, Nedifen calls

      First Draw: (6 SB) (2 players)
      Nedifen draws 3
      Maestro Shao bets, Nedifen calls

      Final Pot: 5 BB
      Maestro Shao shows A :heart: Q :club: T :spade: 8 :spade: 6 :spade: (high card Ace)
      Maestro Shao wins 4.967 BB
      (Rake: $1.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699657
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao raises, sascha0477 3-bets, heiarek folds, Maestro Shao calls

      First Draw: (7 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 stands pat, Maestro Shao draws 3
      sascha0477 bets, Maestro Shao calls

      Final Pot: 5.5 BB
      Maestro Shao shows A :heart: J :heart: T :diamond: T :spade: 3 :spade: (a pair of Tens)
      sascha0477 shows A :spade: Q :spade: 9 :spade: 8 :heart: 4 :spade: (high card Ace)
      Maestro Shao wins 5.467 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699658
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek folds, gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao raises, sascha0477 3-bets, Maestro Shao calls

      First Draw: (6 SB) (2 players)
      Maestro Shao draws 3, sascha0477 stands pat
      Maestro Shao checks, sascha0477 bets, Maestro Shao calls

      Final Pot: 5 BB
      Maestro Shao shows A :heart: T :heart: 9 :spade: 9 :diamond: 8 :club: (a pair of Nines)
      sascha0477 shows J :spade: T :spade: 7 :diamond: 4 :diamond: 2 :spade: (high card Jack)
      Maestro Shao wins 4.967 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699659
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek raises, gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 3-bets, heiarek calls

      First Draw: (6.5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 2, heiarek draws 3
      sascha0477 bets, heiarek calls

      Final Pot: 5.25 BB
      sascha0477 shows A :spade: K :spade: J :diamond: 6 :club: 6 :spade: (a pair of Sixes)
      heiarek shows Q :spade: Q :diamond: 8 :diamond: 7 :diamond: 3 :spade: (a pair of Queens)
      heiarek wins 5.217 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699661
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek folds, gygenot09 raises, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 calls

      First Draw: (4.5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 3, gygenot09 draws 3
      sascha0477 checks, gygenot09 bets, sascha0477 raises, gygenot09 calls

      Final Pot: 6.25 BB
      gygenot09 shows A :heart: A :diamond: K :club: 8 :heart: 6 :spade: (a pair of Aces)
      sascha0477 shows A :spade: Q :spade: Q :club: J :diamond: 3 :diamond: (a pair of Queens)
      gygenot09 wins 6.217 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699662
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      heiarek raises, gygenot09 folds, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 calls

      First Draw: (4.5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 3, heiarek draws 3
      sascha0477 bets, heiarek calls

      Final Pot: 4.25 BB
      sascha0477 shows J :heart: 8 :heart: 6 :heart: 6 :spade: 3 :heart: (a pair of Sixes)
      heiarek shows J :spade: T :heart: T :diamond: 9 :spade: 8 :diamond: (a pair of Tens)
      heiarek wins 4.217 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699667
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 raises, heiarek calls, gygenot09 calls

      First Draw: (6 SB) (3 players)
      heiarek draws 3, gygenot09 draws 3, sascha0477 draws 3
      heiarek checks, gygenot09 checks, sascha0477 bets, heiarek calls, gygenot09 calls

      Final Pot: 6 BB
      gygenot09 shows K :diamond: K :spade: T :club: T :spade: 9 :spade: (two pair, Kings and Tens)
      sascha0477 shows A :heart: Q :diamond: 9 :club: 6 :heart: 5 :diamond: (high card Ace)
      heiarek shows A :club: J :club: J :heart: 7 :club: 2 :heart: (a pair of Jacks)
      gygenot09 wins 5.967 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)

      Poker Stars $30/$60 Limit 5 Card Draw - 4 players - View hand 1699668
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Pre Draw: (1.5 SB)
      gygenot09 raises, Maestro Shao folds, sascha0477 calls, heiarek folds

      First Draw: (5 SB) (2 players)
      sascha0477 draws 3, gygenot09 draws 1
      sascha0477 checks, gygenot09 bets, sascha0477 raises, gygenot09 calls

      Final Pot: 6.5 BB
      gygenot09 shows Q :diamond: Q :club: J :diamond: 3 :heart: 3 :diamond: (two pair, Queens and Threes)
      sascha0477 shows K :spade: J :spade: J :club: 3 :spade: 2 :spade: (a pair of Jacks)
      gygenot09 wins 6.467 BB
      (Rake: $2.00)
      Too sophisticated for me.
    • AlfaChino
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      This Huricano dude has verbal diarrhea...reading about stuff on 2+2 then reposting here...

      lol... he says no money in 5CD, everyone solid... i bet that you feel that about any game you find yourself in Huricano...
    • AlfaChino
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      Originally posted by morris979
      So I've been watching a few of Phil Shaw's videos, mostly with the idea of finding an alternative to Hold em to maybe play a couple of sessions a week. But, when looking at the traffic for these games on Stars,I was pretty shocked to see how much there was for 5 Card Draw. Is this a relatively recent explosion or has its always been a well supported game? Certainly a lot more than any of the stud games.
      I've noticed there is some content on here for the game so would anyone recommend I learn a little about it? Browsed a few threads so I know there are a handful of players on here who at least dabble in 5CD. Fun to play as a part time alternative to Hold em?

      Morris, 5CD is great old style game and if you put some effort into learning basic strategy and playing solid ammount of hands, youll see its great game to play... I find that these days when everyone is running Hold`em and PLO, specialising in games like 5CD, 7 Card Stud or 2-7 SD can be proffitable...
      I myself live from playing mixed games, and graphs on those games are more steady and swings are not that high as in Hold`em, not to mention PLO.

      Competition on those games can be a bit stronger tho, there is higher concentration of regs so try playing smaller limits till getting the gripp arround game mechanics and running decent ammount of hands...

      Good luck playing 5CD if you decide to try ;) ... let us know how it went...
    • Huricano
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      Originally posted by AlfaChino
      This Huricano dude has verbal diarrhea...reading about stuff on 2+2 then reposting here...

      lol... he says no money in 5CD, everyone solid... i bet that you feel that about any game you find yourself in Huricano...
      AlfaChino plz fuck off I'm not talking to You. It was irony how soft can be sometimes even high stakes in 5cd.
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by Huricano
      Originally posted by AlfaChino
      This Huricano dude has verbal diarrhea...reading about stuff on 2+2 then reposting here...

      lol... he says no money in 5CD, everyone solid... i bet that you feel that about any game you find yourself in Huricano...
      AlfaChino plz fuck off I'm not talking to You. It was irony how soft can be sometimes even high stakes in 5cd.


      AlfaChino, I really don't know why you try to be so mean to Huricano. It's really uncalled for imo. You seem like a sensible chap, and I like Huricano too. There's no need to have a pissing competition with him. I think you should try to keep your posts factual and not be personal. We all love 5CD, so we should be able to get along.

      When I see those high stakes hands, I'm tempted to say 'it's a really aggressive dynamic, and you don't know the history and table images' but for sure it looks like a load of fish with too many $$$$ donking around to me. I mean it's FL ffs.
    • Waiboy
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      Originally posted by jbpatzer
      Originally posted by Huricano
      Originally posted by AlfaChino
      This Huricano dude has verbal diarrhea...reading about stuff on 2+2 then reposting here...

      lol... he says no money in 5CD, everyone solid... i bet that you feel that about any game you find yourself in Huricano...
      AlfaChino plz fuck off I'm not talking to You. It was irony how soft can be sometimes even high stakes in 5cd.


      AlfaChino, I really don't know why you try to be so mean to Huricano. It's really uncalled for imo. You seem like a sensible chap, and I like Huricano too. There's no need to have a pissing competition with him. I think you should try to keep your posts factual and not be personal. We all love 5CD, so we should be able to get along.
      Won't somebody please think of the children?
    • jbpatzer
      jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by Waiboy
      Originally posted by jbpatzer
      Originally posted by Huricano
      Originally posted by AlfaChino
      This Huricano dude has verbal diarrhea...reading about stuff on 2+2 then reposting here...

      lol... he says no money in 5CD, everyone solid... i bet that you feel that about any game you find yourself in Huricano...
      AlfaChino plz fuck off I'm not talking to You. It was irony how soft can be sometimes even high stakes in 5cd.


      AlfaChino, I really don't know why you try to be so mean to Huricano. It's really uncalled for imo. You seem like a sensible chap, and I like Huricano too. There's no need to have a pissing competition with him. I think you should try to keep your posts factual and not be personal. We all love 5CD, so we should be able to get along.
      Won't somebody please think of the children?
      Mine read this stuff over my shoulder, and I don't want to have to explain to them what 'plz' means thank you very much. :f_mad:
    • AlfaChino
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      Just for the record; This is not trying to be mean to anyone ;) ... Its about an opinion... I am new on this forum but 2 topics i posted i ran into this guy that throws theories in peoples faces that are incorrect and being very agro about it. Yes, Huricano is cheeky, agro and swearing when someone has different opinion ( well you have two examples on this thread alone )... And on top of it, those are not his theories but he is copying from 2+2 and reposting here...lol

      I think if we all throw theories here we should be able to discuss them without someone being agro about everything everyone else says...

      Id like to have fun on this forum and enjoy discussions with fella pokerplayers ;)

      I live from playing poker for over 6 years and am mixed game specialist, everything i say is what i learned playing... so when someone is basicly saying, dont play poker, competition is too tough i find it bad for people that are trying to play the game... I want to help them get there, not blocking their way...

      This is an example; Morris asked about 5CD and answer he gets from Huricano is that he shouldnt play the game, its too tough... Like seriously dude?? I guess we should all just watch poker, never play it...

      jbpatzer, i totaly agree with you dude...but i cant sit still when someone is saying crap, thats all...

      Enjoy your day fellas ;)
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by AlfaChino
      This is an example; Morris asked about 5CD and answer he gets from Huricano is that he shouldnt play the game, its too tough... Like seriously dude?? I guess we should all just watch poker, never play it...
      Well, I think it was fairly obvious he was being ironic, but whatever. Personally, I'm happy to have lots of smart experienced people around to try to learn from them.
    • MisClick
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      I think you're right JB, I need to give 5CD a shot (or any mixed game really). AlfaChino motivates me.
    • jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by MisClick
      I think you're right JB, I need to give 5CD a shot (or any mixed game really). AlfaChino motivates me.
      I've started playing more stud lately. It seems to me to be quite a lot like 5CD but more interesting. They're both games that are mainly about understanding the relative hand strength of pairs, two pairs and trips in various situation imo, although I am probably a big Stud fish. Try watching Phil Shaw's videos and picking a game you like. 2-7 TD and Badugi are lots of fun too but very swingy.
    • Borisian
      Borisian
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      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 947
      Lots of $$ to be won playing 5CD :) although it is a very simple (dull) game.

      Here's a great hand from today on bwin (sorry about the lack of formatting, I couldn't find a site that would convert it).

      Table: Johnstown [238154282] (LIMIT FIVE_CARD_DRAW $0.05/$0.10, Real money)
      User: HERO
      Button: seat 5
      Players in round: 5 (5)
      Seat 4: Villain1 ($5.19)
      Seat 5: Villain2 ($1.78)
      Seat 8: Villain3 ($1.39)
      Seat 9: WHALE/FOOL ($4.80)
      Seat 10: HERO ($6.48)
      Villain3 posts small blind ($0.02)
      WHALE/FOOL posts big blind ($0.05)
      ---
      Dealing pocket cards
      Dealing to HERO: [3d, 7h, 7c, 3c, 5d]
      HERO raises $0.10 to $0.10
      Villain1 folds
      Villain2 folds
      Villain3 calls $0.08
      WHALE/FOOL raises $0.10 to $0.15
      HERO calls $0.05
      Villain3 calls $0.05
      ---
      Villain3 changed 3 cards
      WHALE/FOOL changed 2 cards
      New hand for HERO: [3d, 7h, 7c, 3c, 3s]
      Villain3 checks
      WHALE/FOOL bets $0.10
      HERO raises $0.20 to $0.20
      Villain3 folds
      WHALE/FOOL raises $0.20 to $0.30
      HERO raises $0.20 to $0.40
      WHALE/FOOL raises $0.20 to $0.50
      HERO raises $0.20 to $0.60
      WHALE/FOOL raises $0.20 to $0.70
      HERO raises $0.20 to $0.80
      WHALE/FOOL raises $0.20 to $0.90
      HERO raises $0.20 to $1
      WHALE/FOOL raises $0.20 to $1.10
      HERO raises $0.20 to $1.20
      WHALE/FOOL raises $0.20 to $1.30
      HERO calls $0.10
      ---
      Summary:
      Main pot: $3.05 won by HERO ($2.90)
      Rake taken: $0.15
      Seat 4: Villain1 ($5.19)
      Seat 5: Villain2 ($1.78)
      Seat 8: Villain3 ($1.24), net: -$0.15
      Seat 9: WHALE/FOOL ($3.35), net: -$1.45, [2h, Td, 2s, Qs, Th] (TWO_PAIR TEN, TWO)
      Seat 10: HERO ($7.93), net: +$1.45, [3d, 7h, 7c, 3c, 3s] (FULL_HOUSE THREE, SEVEN)


      I bottled it, I hadn't tagged my opponent as clueless at the time, the lack of a cap took me by surprise and it was a baby full house after all.
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