Originally Posted by N.D.
It's not nearly as tough keeping track with razz as it is for the other stud variations where you're trying to build real hands and keep track of your outs.
The easy thing about razz is that not only are you not keeping track of suits, but an insignificard card will be the bring in. Only when that player is sitting out might it be a problem only if the next
player is also sitting out with a low card. So not a frequent enough occurrence for concern.
Stud hi, every
be important, even that 3 for the bring-in. Stud HL is the trickiest though, as the bring-in is the lowest card, which may not only
be a part of a hi hand, but a critical
card for a low. That said, I'd like to see maybe a 1 - 1.5 second fold delay here. I agree with you that the whole table has the same disadvantage and that it shouldn't
be that way. Let the people who are astute enough to use that info to make good decisions have the advantage. BTW, rake is obviously not an issue in freerolls. In a cash game, if you are sitting out, you are not even dealt cards - it's not like an insta-fold, so 1) you won't miss seeing their door card, and 2) no extra time wasted, not even 1 second.
That said, I don't want to be nagged by a confirm button. If people want it as an option, fine. But if they use it, they shouldn't be allowed extra time to confirm, it should be included. IOW, if you're using the confirm, be aware you have less time to make your first decision. I also feel that if you're making too many misclicks, you are playing too many tables. Play within your means.
BTW, in stud games, I don't think you can be successful playing more that 2 tables at a time unless you tile them so they are all visible at all times. Even if so, it is mental overload if you're actually bothering to keep track of folded cards. I won't even play 2 stud games at a time. A stud and an Omaha, fine.
The big 2, PS (always shows sitting out) & FT (shows sitting out only for cash games - I think
, but certainly not for freerolls). Double edged sword. We all like to use the knowledge of who is sitting out to steal or confirm position. On the other hand, at FT, sometimes I like to hit the fold button ASAP to let a bully think
I'm sitting out next hand.