Pot Limit Omaha is still a bit of a mystery to me but that doesn't stop me messing around at the low stakes cash games. When I used to play NL Holdem cash games ( mainly 6 max $50 nl a few years back) I suffered from "last hand syndrome" which meant I always seemed to loosen up and play the last table orbit of the night like a complete donkey.With PLO my lack of knowledge means I no longer need to wait until the end of the night to pound the keyboard with my hooves.
I've never read a PLO book or paid much attention to strategy in forums and the only consolation is that many of my competitors behave like they've never seen a deck of cards let alone read a book.
I should also add that I had consumed more than a few herbal smokes before playing the hand below and that this was near the end of my session.Ok,so I look down to Qc Qs 6s 4c and although it's double suited, it's not the nuts if I flop a flush so I take a weak line and limp.On the flop I hit a set of Queens on a scary board ( 9s 8h Qh) and bet.When I'm raised I feel pretty sure the villain has J10 and I need the board to pair to win.My hoof hits the call button and when he leads on a seemingly blank turn I call again...
When the river comes and the board hasn't paired, the villain sticks in his last $9.93.I'm almost certain he has the J10 as part of his hand but the 3-1 odds convince me it's worth a call in case he doesn't have it.The moment the cards are revealed I see he does indeed have J10 and I instantly leave the table and curse myself for drawing like a donkey to an unlikely full house.
Before shutting down Stars I take a look at the cashier and to my great surprise I find I won the hand! I looked out the hand history from the Stars options page and laughed as I realised the flush draw I wasn't even aware of had hit on the river....
Perhaps if I had been alert enough to spot the flush draw on the turn then my play wouldn't have been as bad, but as it stands I reckon I'm this weeks Audley Harrison of the PLO tables!
PokerStars Game #52502198697: Omaha Pot Limit ($0.10/$0.25 USD) - 2010/11/11 1:15:54 WET [2010/11/10 20:15:54 ET]
Table 'Polites VI' 6-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: 0legik ($19.84 in chips)
Seat 2: jan3594 ($12.73 in chips)
Seat 3: zagga ($25.79 in chips)
Seat 4: Schmucke ($2.40 in chips)
Seat 5: Rayno001 ($17.27 in chips)
Seat 6: TyTu^oIoPyTu ($14.04 in chips)
0legik: posts small blind $0.10
jan3594: posts big blind $0.25
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to zagga [Qc Qs 6s 4c]
zagga: calls $0.25
Rayno001: calls $0.25
0legik: calls $0.15
*** FLOP *** [9s 8h Qh]
zagga: bets $0.75
0legik: raises $2.25 to $3
zagga: calls $2.25
*** TURN *** [9s 8h Qh] [3s]
0legik: bets $6.66
zagga: calls $6.66
*** RIVER *** [9s 8h Qh 3s] [7s]
0legik: bets $9.93 and is all-in
zagga: calls $9.93
*** SHOW DOWN ***
0legik: shows [Tc Js 8s Jh] (a flush, Jack high)
zagga: shows [Qc Qs 6s 4c] (a flush, Queen high)
zagga collected $38.23 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $40.18 | Rake $1.95
Board [9s 8h Qh 3s 7s]
Seat 1: 0legik (small blind) showed [Tc Js 8s Jh] and lost with a flush, Jack high
Seat 2: jan3594 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: zagga showed [Qc Qs 6s 4c] and won ($38.23) with a flush, Queen high
Seat 4: Schmucke folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Rayno001 folded on the Flop
Seat 6: TyTu^oIoPyTu (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Not much else going on.I did speak to the Big Chap today and he's doing well and is out and about again which is great news.