Joined: Jun '13
Age: 75 (M)
Last night i was looking on PokerStars for something to play when i saw a $2.20 progressive KO pot limit Badugi so i decided to join.
I had play this game when they were freeroll and had some success at it but this was a while ago.
Anyway at the end of late registration we were 68 players but not that many left i had a good stack and come a hand with another big stack with very good cards in may hand and got him out with his big bounty and i became chips leader by a very good margin.
We got to final table 8 players and down to 4 players again as chips leader until i made a mistake and called an had i should have folded. Lost my chips lead for a little while when another player got half of the chips. And this guy was very agressive in one hand i had very good cards and got play against him i thought i had a better hand but no he got it and left me with very little stack that i lost to finished 4th. for a payout of $6.56 plus $7.38 in KO.
Not a bad result but very disappointed to have cause i was going for a win. But this is poker.
Joined: Mar '16
Location: Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
Age: 44 (M)
Much disapointmen we experience when we play poker but it is a game and need understand that,so once you get losing,but i noticed that sometimes the chip leader has the biggest chance to win tournament because he always has a good cards in hands and therefor duplicated each round,when you have little chips you always had a bad cards that i fell on my skin
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 42 (F)
Congratulations for your win. Never liked this game. But since you are having good results and you like it, why not adding it to your regular games Not a bad profit there, counting in the knockouts of course. Better luck next time, taking it down.
Joined: May '08
Age: 34 (M)
well i actually enjoyed this game from my time playing low stakes cash games, also tried a few sng's, quite a different experience from the usual nl holdem. i guess all those less popular poker forms have an advantage of having many idiots especially on the lowest limits who don't actually even care to read the rules...
Joined: Jun '10
Age: 46 (M)
Posted by vaci38: Much disapointmen we experience when we play poker but it is a game and need understand that,so once you get losing,but i noticed that sometimes the chip leader has the biggest chance to win tournament because he always has a good cards in hands and therefor duplicated each round,when you have little chips you always had a bad cards that i fell on my skin
have to disagree here, as I mostly do not get to the final table as chipleader and still coulfd make some nice results in the past. The way you play at the final table is mostly driven by your chipstack.
I mean when you are lowstacked you play the all-in (preferable wwith good hand/position) middle stack ... play only monster hands... and try to win big pots. bigstacks play more starting hands especially from late position.
So if you have a big hand and a bigstack raises, he will often call your reraise/allin. Then you just have to cross your fingers and hope the stats will be followed.
By the way nice result Pinotte , badugi was never a game I liked but it s true you can make often easy wins by playing not popular games (I liked horse torneys in the past) as Pochui says many players do not know the rules and you can profit of this
Good job Pinotte, it's still a good return of investment there even if it's always a bit disapointing when you know you could have finished first. That's your competitive side If you did't have that you would probably not play poker at all anyways.
I haven't played Badugi at all. I know it exists but I really don't know anything about this game's dynamics. I've tried pineapple poker live recently and another which I forgot the name (kinda like a 5 card PLO but with the window showed pre flop) they were both fun variants!