In Stud High you have to pay attention to having a decent starting hand, calculating pot odds thoroughly, reading your opponents and finding the right spot for stealing the bring in and the antes. The following example was played against one of the most known female poker players: Cyndy Violette.
The above mentioned poker playerzeIPL3 final table turn up at the final table of the 2009 LOTTERY tournament. She had a winning combination of 27-14-2 which gave her a prize of $3.5 Million.
The above 40 hands on Stud High was played in speedy increment in a Turbo Stud High fax machine. The goal of the game is to get a hand of 16 or less. This particular combination of cards was contently raised by Cyndy Violette.
During the game, there was a raise and two other players calls. The flop was completed and the next card turned up was the Pain. She then raised in the bets and the two other players gave in. With this way the games were completed in about five minutes.
The combination of cards was 8-8-2. There were no flush or straight possibilities. Therefore, there was no flush or straight possibilities and unless the other player has a pocket pair, there are no possible draws.
The player with pocket 8s did not care much for this stunt and instead he bet out about three quarters of the game’s stack. This was to make sure that Cyndy Violette would have to call with her best hand to stay in the game.
She did and then there was a flop of 3-3-8. Without a doubt the flush possibilities came to mind. She had the 8s and there were four of them. If she had a straight possibility, she would have hit that flush and there would be no way of avoiding four of them.
However, there was also the possibility that one of them had a better hand and hence there was no reason to keep betting. The odds were better if they could have waited until the turn to bet instead of betting on the flop. However, both did and that hand went all in for $4.5 Million.
The great kicker was that the player who called in the first place also won the Texas hold’em tournament. He won $1.1 Million.
Just as one can’t be everywhere, nor is one supposed to be in every hand, one must be prepared in knowing when to play and when to drop. dropped on the flop is never a good sign. However, Cyndy Violette appears to have been more than ready to throw in the garbage and fold after the flop.
The odds were against her. Very very good odds. But she wasn’t going to allow herself to be blinded blindsided. She knew she was good and she was going to play the cards well.
Hopefully, one of the other players at the final table can do the same thing. I have played against Cyndy many many many times and have a lot of respect for her game and for her aggressiveness in the poker room. Hopefully, one of them can take this one in.
Good luck poker players.