Is The Lad Really Broke?

Ladbrokes claims to be Europe’s biggest poker website. Although nowhere near as big as PokerStars, the world’s biggest site, it is as far as I am aware, the only place you can play pot limit seven card stud, pot limit five card stud, and, most importantly, pot limit razz.


July 25, 2011: Runner up in the daily 5 card stud tournament.

The screengrabs below, in chronological order, are from a variety of games played since July last year. They are all from tournaments rather than cash games. I play very little cash nowadays, preferring small and low limit tournaments, because like Dirty Harry, I know my limitations, even if it did take me more than half my lifetime to learn this painful truth.


November 5, 2011: Winning a small survivor tournament; this is a relatively new format.


December 8, 2011: Winning the daily E5.00 + E.50 pot limit 5 card stud tournament.


December 22, 2011: Winning the daily E5.00 + E.50 pot limit 5 card stud tournament.


Christmas Day, 2011: A flush in the 5 card stud tournament. A very rare hand at this game.


January 26, 2012: Aces full. A full house is a very rare hand at 5 card stud.


February 4, 2012: Quad jacks win heads up against a flush in a 7 card stud tournament.


April 12, 2012: I’m not absolutely sure about the date, but am sure that a top straight or any straight is a rare hand at this game.


July 7, 2012: Third in the nightly 5 card stud tournament.


July 31, 2012: Runner up in the daily 5 card stud.


August 6, 2012: Kings are outdrawn by 4s at 5 card stud.


September 3, 2012: Quads in an Omaha hi lo freeroll.


September 4, 2012: Pocket 10s hold up. The other guy had AK.


September 4, 2012: The most dangerous player in a hold ’em tournament is an unraised big blind as here.


September 4, 2012: Congratulations, you have won a ticket for a sit ‘n’ go. For all the good it did me.


September 28, 2012: A flush in the daily 5 card stud tournament.


September 28, 2012: The E5.00 + E.50 pot limit 5 card stud. The winning hand was not called.

[The above article was published originally as a blog with these 17 screengrabs, October 13, 2012].


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