I'm really trying to improve my PLO game beyond just watching videos and thinking about it, so I'm going to try to post 2-3 hands a week from PLO/BIG O in this forum for help.
Some of these may be fairly simple, but I just need some reassurance.
Hand 1: Calling a Tilter in PLO
Villain (BTN): She is a mid 30s lady who has some serious emotional problems and tilts really, really hard. She just busted once or twice and is entering her tilt mode although she isn't fully in the mood yet - more of a semi-tilt.
Hero (CO): Pretty neutral image as game just started. I'm viewed as tight by most players and known as a decent winner in the game.
$1/$2/$5 $150 Effective
Hero raises to $25 over 2 limpers with AAK6 :r:
Villain calls. BB calls. Both Limpers call.
Flop: Q84 :r: ($125)
Checks to Hero. Hero checks. Villain on BTN moves all-in for $125.
Folds to Hero. Hero calls.
I'm not doing this on many boards, but the board can't get much safer. Agreed?
Hand 2: Bluff Spot in PLO
Villain (BTN): Same villain as above. She has started winning now, so her tilt factor should be far less now. She is playing a little more standard now. She did lose the hand to me though above.
Hero (CO): TAG, winning image. Running pretty well and playing fairly tight.
$1/$2/$5 $675 Effective
One limp to Hero. Hero overlimps with KQJ8 :r:.
Villain raises BTN to $20. BB calls. Limper & Hero call.
Flop: Q♦ 7 3 :r: ($75)
Checks to Hero. Hero checks. Villain bets $50. Folds to Hero who calls.
Turn: 7♦ ($175)
Hero checks. Villain bets $75. Hero x/r to $200. Villain takes 5-10 seconds and calls.
River: 9♦ ($575)
Hero leads $300 leaving V with $100 or so behind.
I call flop because I think she has air, a similar hand, or an overpair a fair part of the time which I have direct odds against. On the turn, I felt her bet was so capped at AA that I thought a x/r barrel would get her off especially if the flush came in. After the near snap call, I actually considered giving up if I didn't hit a Q or a diamond to bluff. Once the diamond came, I stuck with the plan.