This was my first PLO8 session. It was in a charity poker event. Very loose setup. I played PLO with some of them in local casino.
I started with 200. Stack 600. V is one of the worst players who is stuck 3000 already within half an hour.
Preflop: V raised to 15. I called with A♣
Flop (30): 3♣
. V leads 20. I call. (V knows me from local casino where I have a tight image)
Turn (70): A
:. V bets 40. I call.
River (150): Q♦
. V bets 75. I snap call with top 2 with second nut low.
Result: He shows 256x for scoop.
Question: Was that a cooler or light call? Is there any point I could've played it differently.
My Stack 275.
Preflop: V bets 10 from UTG. I make it 35 from UTG2 with A♥
. MP2 calls. V calls.
Flop (110): 6♥
. V leads 110. I shove for 240.
Result: He had JJTx with 2 diamond (That bad). He hits his diamond, I hit my low, ended up chopping.
Question: First, considering my stack size, was that a light 3-bet preflop? I think my flop shove is alright. Second, at what effective stack size (or SPR) I just flat the V's raise here?
This is a very interesting hand.
Stack 700. V is a good reg. Plays 1/2/5 PLO, 2/5 NLH, 5/10 NLH in local casino. But never saw him in 5/5 or 5/10 PLO - so my guess is he is transitioning into PLO. But he is definitly new to PLO8. He was asking about low hands in some showdown, mostly for confirmation.
Preflop: V is in Button and made 10 button straddle. I call from MP2 with A♥
:. 4 more limpers. 6 way to the flop.
Flop (60): A♦
. So, I flop nut low with FD. I check call V's bet of 45.
Turn (150): 4
:. I check call V's bet of 145.
My initial intention was to check-raise here b/c this is a great turn for me. Turn gave me additional outs. 5 will give me a straight to 7. But his almost pot size bet was very dodgy to me.
(Side note: I was watching a video of Bart where he says the power of 6 in this game. Its good that I realized that in my very first PLO8 session.)
River (440): A♣
. I lead for 200. V tanked for 20 second and made the call.
result: I show 3 high flush for high and nut low. Villane looks at my 4 card for 20 second and looks at the board. Then shows K♣
. I was quartred. (He thought I had a boat)
My thought about the hand:
First, I could've raised pre. But given that it is my first PLO8 session, I am happy with the limp too. I would've definitly opened if my suit was A high.
Second, This was my first monster flop (followed by a great turn) in PLO8 (nut low, TP and FD) and got carried away. I actually never put the effort to think how villane can have a better 2-way hand.
First, Do you agree with my flop slow play?
Second, Do you agree with my turn play (inital idea of check-raise and later just calling). Now thinking back, he could've had 56 there for a straight. But he needs 23-56 to quarter me. Does he really checks his button straddle with 23-56? Moreover, even against a straight, I have my flush outs. So I am really not sure abut my check call here.
Third, most importantly, Do you agree with my river lead of 200 in a 440. Ofcourse, I was betting for value. But If I had checked, he would've bet the K high flush for almost pot size. Now thinking back, I was lucky he didn't have a boat and nutlow there. (But at the same time, does he really check his button straddle with A-2-3-6/7)
Fourth, Given the board paired, and we have an A in our hand, is there anyway we can turn our hand into bluff? Is that line of thinking necessary at all in PLO8 b/c nut-low is gonna made the crying call anyway.