game was live 2/2 plo on LATB last week. i made it over to the bike after busting the lapc plo/plo8 tourney in pretty brutal fashion, and was having fun in the game. there were a lot of newbies to plo that night and most players were pretty bad. when they put up the vpip numbers, i had the highest %, and that was on purpose. my thinking was that the more flops i see, the more opportunities they have to make mistakes.
villian: elliot is not an experienced plo player and had said something earlier that i think was referring to playing some micro NL live game (is there a game called $80NL at the bike?). so my read was that he probably would make some mistakes and may be somewhat scared money.
also of note: i won what turned out to be the biggest pot of the entire session the hand immediately before this hand in a 4bet pot. i called 4 bets in position with KQT9ds, after another splashy guy opened/called 4bets with 4455. flop was TT8 and the guy with AAxx insta-shipped, i insta-called, and he said \"ooooooohhhhhhh, do you have a ten?\", i said yes, then he rolled over AA88, having flopped a boat. he claimed that he mis-read his hand and and thought he had AA87, but whatever, i filled up on the river. so my image is probably aggressive and winning.
stacks: elliot $204 -- utg+1, me: $680 -- utg+2.
seat 4 (elliot) opens pot to $8 utg+1. i call utg+2 with KJT9r. matt affleck calls on the button. blinds fold.
Jd-9c-4h. elliot continues for $16, i snap raise to $50. mcmatto folds. elliot thinks and calls.
5d. (board is J94-5 w/ two diamonds). elliot checks with 1 pot sized bet behind -- i think he had $136 behind. hero ?
pots? bets small? pot control checks behind?
i seem to have lost a few big pots lately by playing top 2 pair aggressively in plo (and yes i know that 2 pair is not a big pot hand in plo). i did have a re-draw to a Q here, and i thought there was a good chance he would fold unless he picked up diamonds, but the 5d was basically a blank in my eyes. if i\'m against a strong player, i think i would rather call, call, fold river to further aggression unimproved, but against elliot i thought i had some fold equity.
thoughts on turn action?
(by the way -- gavin griffin who was announcing, did not call the action correctly on the turn in the video. but it would be better to give a response before you watch it anyway.)