7-Card Stud HIGH (Fixed) MTTs
Having played a bit of 7-card stud cash and picked up some good strategy from hand history analysis, reads, articles and videos, I have decided to occassionally play micro stakes Fixed Limit Stud MTTs (6-max). Having played a few, I have noticed that I seem to chip up pretty well then lose most if not all of my stack in a hand where I am favourite but still lose.
One hand comes to mind recently where I had A99 on 3rd street against someone with 33x, I manage to hit runner runner two pair on 4th and 5th having bet all 3 streets, then on 6th he hits a second 7 and decides to re-raise me and I end up all in. He requires 1 of two 7s left or the last 3 (I had a 3from 6th) and he hits a 7 on 7th.
1. Are these tournaments profitable due to my perceived edge?
2. What is the variance like in 7-card stud, particularly 6-max fixed limit.
3. My 3rd street calling/raising range is 3 to the flush with no more than 2 outs taken by opponents, 3 high connected cards (early on) 9TJ upwards, medium to high pairs (88-AA) and small pairs with big kickers (22-77, K/A).
Any stories of previous experience are welcome as well as useful 7-card stud tips.