I finally had a good session last night in my local home game, $5/5 half PLO/half BigO. All this strategy stuff (CLPLO video, forums) I think is starting to pay off. Biggest adjustments I am making are playing fewer starting hands, and raising less often pre-flop. The most difficult part if folding in BigO, as it just gets boring to fold so much because the hands take longer to play. I think I prefer PLO as it goes a bit faster.
Two hands from last night- one fun hand where I got to dominate someone, and the second hand where I got a little bit lost. All comments welcome.
Here was the fun hand I got to play:
8-handed, loose-passive, $5/5 PLO, $725 effective, game started about 45 minutes earlier...
limp, EP makes it $20, call, call, I call OTB with AKJ6ss, one blind calls, limper calls, 6-ways, pot it $125.
Flop: QT9r. Bingo. Checks to CO who bets $75, I raise to $200, folds to CO who insta-jams, I snap. CO has KJT3. We run it twice, K on first board, J on second board, I scoop.
One hand that I wasn't sure what to do:
7-handed, PLO, late into the night, $2200 effective
someone opened to $15, call, I call OTB with 7654ss, a blind calls, pot is $65.
Flop: 954. I have bottom two and OESD. Blind checks, PFR bet $30, call, I overcalled, blind called. Pot is $185.
Turn: T brings backdoor suit (not my suit). Blind checks, PFR bet $60, fold, I call, blind calls. Pot is $365.
River J no flush on board. Blind checks, PFR bet $250, I fold, blind called.
At what point in the hand should I have pushed the action, or did I play it correctly? Thanks for your help.