I rarely get a chance to play straight PLO8 as a cash game. Today i got my chance at Foxwoods. Its a 1/2 PLO with no bring in. I would like to review two hands I played and get feedback. I really feel that there is a huge gap between players that have a clue and the ones that dont. Much much more so than in holdem so I would really like to feel as confident that I played correctly leading into the wsop.
Hand #1. Betting the mega wrap and uncounterfeitable low against super bozo..
Guy has come to the table and is potting preflop every hand. Each time he loses his 100 buy in he has rebought. he is on buy in number 4. I call the 12 or 14 bet pre with A236 nut in dias and something like 6 other players call too..
edit: sorry i had a356. ambien and posting dont mix. lol
Flop comes 459 two clubs..
edit: sorry was on abien trying to type this last night .. flop was 2 4 9
i check to bozo because he doesnt have much left and I want to isolate him with a reraise since I am next to act and I have about 500 behind.. He accomodates me and goes all in for something like 65.. I pot it to like 225 and to my surprise boxo #2 calls me from my left.
Turn brings a brick k but I feel I have to use that as a scare card and I go all in for my last 150. boxo 2 calls quickly.. river is a 2 and I miss everything.. boxo 2 has Aq34 rainbow and wins in a scoop on the side pot since his dueces with a q is better than my hand.. so brutal .. he called pot bets with just a nut low only draw nothing else really. So my question is did I overplay the wrap given my stack? Being as deep as I was should I have bet smaller on each street?
I think my equity in the pot haveing the low that was locked up and the straight wrap around a combined 80% so it was rather unlucky I missed both..
So I rebought another 100 and with the 80 or so left over I built my stack a little here a little there and now have about 300 before this hand.. I have been in the game for hours and have not hit a draw to save my life. I am being aggressive betting my equity rather than my made hands as 8 out of the ten players are..My image is probably that I am not "lucky". Villain in this hand seems like a player playing more omaha hi than low and therefore is not playing proper..
Its limped around and I have AJ23 ds with nut in clubs and j3 of another suit. I raise pot pre to around 14 get 5 or 6 callers. I am on the button..
Flop comes 8c Qs 4d... Now player bets into the field from the blind and two us call.. me and a guy on my direct right.. I have back door nut flush and straight draws and nut low draws with any a, 2, 3, 5,6,etc...
Turn comes 10 clubs.. now the player goes all in for 135.. pot have about 150-160.. I am thinking that I am now 25% to hit a low and about 18% to hit a high I will scoop if any club comes and I can chop the pot if any card 8 and under hits. I think this villan has made a Q high straight but doesnt have anything else with it. Do you call the all in on the turn?
I had a third hand where I raised pre with AJ25 double suited nutted in club and the
flop came JT9 all clubs.. A player relatively knew and very quiet bets 35 (about pot). he has about 300-350 and so I just call to see what he does. I have the ace high flush..
Turn brings a 2 dia changes nothing.. Now he bets 75.. I call thinking if he does have a flush he is sure to check the river..
River 3 dias.. and now villain goes all in. I tank and tank and tank but given my image as a good player who is reading hands well I just cant imagine anyone would not bet into me three times without having the straight flush.. So I fold.. I dont show my A5 clubs but he does show me the 78 clubs.. At the table some of the other players though I folded the king high flush but nope I folded the ace high flush.. Later when I was racking my chips to leave I had to give the guy another little dig since I am not sure anyone at the table would have folded my hand except me. Then he says " That I was owned by the hammah" hehe turns out he watched latb and is also a subsriber on seat open poker. He wouldnt tell me his name but I would love to get his opinion of the hand as I think its rare would could get both sides..So whoever you were that I played with on sat at the foxwoods plo8 game please come forward and present yourself so we can have a discussion!
really now cant wait for vegas.. This is just an unreal game.. even if I only won 100 bucks in 12 hours playing (the two pots above were for a total of 1100) and there was another pot where on the turn I had nut nut and got rivered by someone who had same low but now had a flush and that was for a 700 pot. win one of those and I am sitting pretty..
But I am so excited and happy with my play.. I feel like I played my best poker every today.. what a feeling!