A few hands from a frustrating session 2/5 PLO. I never even knew it was possible to lose this much without getting stacks in and losing a few big all-ins. I ended up folding in all of these spots.
3 limpers, I limp CO with Jc9s8s7c
BB checks, guy in EP pots, loose donk calls in middle, I repot, decent player calls
Villain says "pot"
Why couldn't I hit a nut straight instead of the J high flush and get bet into? Fold
6 limpers, I check BB with garbage 8h6d3c2c
8d 8h 6s flop
I bet $30
Young guy who has been uber tight post-flop says "pot" in LP
I fold because he probably has the same hand but with two higher cards. If I continue, I'll have no idea which over cards give him a higher full house
I raise to $20 UTG with KsKhQhJs
SB who has never 3-bet before says "pot" which made it $70 or so
Both me and UTG+1 call
SB instantly pots
I fold because I'm afraid of a set of Aces
3 limpers, I raise button to $30 with AhJdTh8c
All 3 limpers call
Younger guy from hand 2 bets $100
Fish in middle calls
Younger guy pots
River completes backdoor flush
Younger guy checks, fish bets, and we both fold
I actually thought even the turn might be a fold because the guy who has been betting could be freerolling me. But the fish could have been calling with something stupid and contributing dead money to the pot, so I decided to continue and hope for a blank river.
Hand 1 shows that even if I hit my draw, I fold anyway
Hand 2 shows that when I flop the nuts, I'm still not happy
Hand 3 shows that I'm always afraid of the nuts
Hand 4 is kind of like hand 2 in that I'm afraid of getting freerolled, so I try to pot control instead of raise when I flop the nuts
Is there something wrong with my fundamental understanding of this game or is this a form of running bad?