Since Marsh has really stepped up the competition on the Cake Challenge, I figured I ought to try some new games to see if I can venture into soft game land and chip up to try to get past the 3 century mark like Marsh. I know you are all tired of my whining about the .25/50 NL cash games on Full tilt, which, in my opinion are not soft.
So I have tried some new games and here are my findings.
Omaha 8 cash game 6 people is beyond soft at 5 cent/10 cent. Hats off to Ryan for turning me on to this swingy game. By the way, Ryan, where is this blog that Martin was commenting on with your tips. I was very lucky but I did quintuple up from my meager $8 buyin. I only have one data point (tonight) so possibly it was a fluke.
Seat 3 pot raises, seat 4 calls, and I have A,A,2,x in the blind. I repop for pot. 2 callers. Flop is 10,8,6 rainbow. With 2 qualifying low cards and a flop that likely missed most. I bet pot. I get repopped and all 3 of us end up all in. The next 2 cards are a 10 and a Jack, so there is no qualifying low but somehow my Aces up hold up and I scoop a 3 way.
Key hand 2. River comes and I miss everything, straight draw, low draw, and flush draw. About $2.25 in the pot and my opponent has 15 cents left. I go all in and amazingly opponent folds. Unless villain could not beat Ace high very questionable fold. I know Martin in this situation would call for information.
Soft game 2 is heads up NL Holdem tournament, $5 buyin. I had one tourney lasting 2 hands. Hand 2, villain limps from button, I have K10. Flop is 10,6,5, with 2 diamonds. I check and villain open ships. Open ships on line are frequently top pair weak kicker or a draw so I call. Opponent has 10,8 and my K10 holds up.
Tourney 2 opponent calls me down with gut shot straight draw on a board of Q,3,4,8 with 2 hearts. I have Q,9 of hearts. Opponent shows 7,6 os and bricks the river losing about 2/3 of his stack.
Somehow the fish have returned. Hopefully, the cake challenge players can find some too.