March 14, 2010

PLO - Misc

Hey folks, thought I'd throw in a PLO hand and mix things up a bit. I have spent several months trying to learn the ropes of the game and despite my poor results, I really have enjoyed the challenge of a new game. The state of NLHE games is pretty rough right now, the game is by no means "solved" - but there are fewer and fewer fishy games. That being said, IMHO there is definitely some money to be made at the PLO tables - provided you can handle the insane variance, ROR!

Let's get into the action...

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

BB: $174.60
UTG: $204.90
CO: $160.00
BTN: $386.90
Hero (SB): $346.10

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with 3s 4c 6d 2h
1 fold, CO raises to $12, 1 fold, Hero calls $10, 1 fold

Flop: ($28.00) Jh 5d 2s (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $14, Hero raises to $52, CO calls $38

Turn: ($132.00) 4h (2 players)
Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $132, CO calls $96 all in

River: ($324.00) Th (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $324.00
CO shows 7h Ac 9h Ah (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows 3s 4c 6d 2h (a straight, Six high)
CO wins $321.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Prefrop - I'm by no means a PLO expert, but I believe my defense here in a HU pot where I will be closing the action is pretty standard. That being said, if I were in the SB, it might be closer towards a fold especially when you are in a pot with a squeeze happy BB. While I'd obviously prefer a rundown with some higher cards and frush draw potential - this is a hand I feel you can defend as it rarely dominated and has quite a bit of deception when you do make a hand.

Frop - And BOOM goes the dynamite...I flop bottom pair, and a nice wrap. It is a pretty standard spot for a xr here because the board looks harmless - and I expect the villain to cbet most of his range on this board. Much to my surprise the villain cold calls (given the stack sizes, I figured he would fold his air or simply go with his made hands of 1 pair+). When he calls here I thought he might be running some kind of soul read and folding to a straight completing turn card.

Turn - always nice to bink the nuts. I ship it in and get snapped off by dry aces (that picked up a FD on the turn). Unfortunately by some freak accident hearts gets there and I rose the pot...can't win em all!


1 comment:

noldmax said...

Brack, no objections with you postflop play - this is obv a delish flop & turn. I would definitely suggest that you toss away your hand PF. I hate being OOP in PLO, esp with a garbage hand, which this one definitely qualifies. I would still be throwing this away if it were double-suited. I just hate having no high-card value, and you are giving up on a vast majority of flops, which makes this a spewy play IMO. That said, now that you know how badly this villain plays AAxx, you can call him with a wider range and stack off lighter against him.