Played the $2/$3 w/$5 bring-in PLO Mix game at Hollywood Park. This hand was during the PLO8 round.
Two players limp in and the villain to my direct right raised to $20. I have $480 and villain has me covered. I am on the button with A♦ 4♦ Q♠ T♣ and call the $20. Villain is a middle aged reg who is there to have fun and gamble it up. He currently has $900 or so in front of him, has played most of his hands over the last couple of orbits, raising several of them preflop. While my hand isn't a premium PLO8 hand, I feel I can play it as "fit-or-fold" on the flop, and I am in position. The big blind and a couple of limpers call.
5 players go to the flop with a pot of $100. Flop is 9♦ 8♣ 2♦ . Checks to the villain who bets $20. I raised to $100. Folds to the villain who says "uh-oh" and calls. I used this sizing as I figured I would get more than one call on the flop, leaving me with not quite one pot sized bet on the turn. With only the villain calling, I actually ended up with slightly more than a pot sized bet left, so maybe I should have sized higher.
Heads-up to the turn with a pot of $300. Turn is the 8♦ . Villain insta-pots. I gave it some thought, but decided to release. I just couldn't see the villain betting full pot with less than a full house. I didn't think he had a set since I believe he would have re-raised on the flop. Thus, I think he had 98 or 82 as a holding. That is clearly a very narrow range, but I didn't see him betting the non-nut flush into a paired board on the turn. Thus, I believe that if I call, a lot of times I am drawing to a low for half the pot.
Any thoughts on the hand as played? Should I have re-raised pre-flop to isolate the LAG? Was the raise correct on the flop and if so, could I have sized differently? Was the fold too nitty on the turn? If I had the nut flush and an un-counterfitable nut low draw on the turn (A4Q3 instead of A4QT), would that be a call?
As always, thanks for the feedback in advance. It is much appreciated.