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Thread: Recommended Reading for Razz

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    micase Guest

    Default Recommended Reading for Razz

    I've recently started playing a few full ring razz cash games on fulltilt and was wondering if any of you godlike figures of the Australian poker community could recommend reading material to help improve my game. I have found a pdf. copy of 'Sklansky on Razz', but was wondering if there were any other books or websites (maybe more modern sources) that anyone could recommend.

    Many Thanks.

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    ChrisDe Guest

    Default Re: Recommended Reading for Razz

    PA is not Australian FWIW.

    Try to get 5-low. That is all.
    Last edited by ChrisDe; 06-06-2009 at 02:02 AM. Reason: Changed strategy after some thought.

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    micase Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisDe View Post
    Try to get 5-low. That is all.
    Just so i don't read any more pearls of wisdom like this one, i have solid grip of basic razz strategy.

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    thret Guest

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    There isn't any advanced strategy for Razz. It's the simplest form of poker that can be played.

    There are only two ways to be deceptive: on third, and repping lows when you have paired up. Everything else is ABC - everybody is drawing to the same hand, and the best draw is the best hand.

    You should never give someone a walk in Razz, and you should probably reraise on 3rd more in late position than you do (basically everyone is too passive on 3rd) , but otherwise just play it straight up.

    Oh, and you can trap certain people if you have been aggressive on 3rd and catch an ace on 4th. If you check everyone loves to think you paired up, so you can check call and then check raise on 5th. That's about the only trick I know. That and betting every street with total air and getting called down, and then losing to a smaller pair because somehow AA is a big pair.
    Last edited by thret; 06-06-2009 at 03:54 AM.

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    captainpants Guest

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    there is an awesome chapter on razz in the full tilt tournament strategy guide.

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    TheSharkBoy Guest

    Default Re: Recommended Reading for Razz

    Watch Trung Tran play for one tournament, and if you learn to play like him you will have instantly mastered Razz.

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    PimpedHerOut Guest

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    In Hellmuth's book there is a decent chapter on razzle. As Thret said it is the simplest form of poker but there is a little more to the game than many people realise. Knowing when to continue on 4th and 5th for example... play around with propokertools razz simulator for a while and you can learn a lot.

    just 2 simple examples:On 5th with a smooth draw you are roughly a 55% favorite againast a rough made 9 low...
    and also another concept is if you think your behind on 4th but you both catch good on 5th you should call but if you both catch bad on 5th then you shouldn't. Many people dont realise this simple fact and when they both catch bad on 5th they think they can still call another bet but they are very mistaken and this is a big leak for many razz players

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    FlopNutsOnYou Guest

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    why would anyone want to learn razz?

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    PimpedHerOut Guest

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    Also the absolute biggest mistake you can make is continually playing hands on 3rd because you have "2 good cards" i can't stress this enough but you MUST have 3 good cards to play a razz hand on 3rd. A2K, AA2, A22... hands like this are pure trash and are actually dogs against hands as bad as J98. Of everything in razz this is the biggest leak for most players.

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    PimpedHerOut Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlopNutsOnYou View Post
    why would anyone want to learn razz?
    I only play it on FTP because the regs are so bad it's not even funny

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