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Monday, December 8, 2008

maybe I don't hate PLO as bad as I thought,.

anyhow, week 2 of this NYRPS... and it's PLO six-handed, which I've played once in my life.... so surprisingly enough I actually made it past half the field here... for not knowing the game real well, I played pretty decent, probably because I held back my natural aggressiveness and played a lot postflop.

One thing I'm noticing, though - people play... uh, interesting here in Rambler's tourneys.
Much more loosey-goosey than other tourneys, like this bustout hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game #9398699648: NYRPS Event #2 (67717866), Table 6 - 150/300 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 23:51:21 ET - 2008/12/08
Seat 1: heffmike (5,870)
Seat 2: twoblackaces (4,061)
Seat 3: Oaklandish (8,556)
Seat 4: mookie99 (12,664)
Seat 5: MiamiDon (4,194)
Seat 6: Zeem (3,280)
MiamiDon posts the small blind of 150
Zeem posts the big blind of 300
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [3s 2s As 8d]
heffmike calls 300 (don't know why I felt like playing it, I guess went back to PLO8 mode, and I'm not limping AAxx every time UTG, so I can convince myself it balances my range, or some bullshit like that...)
twoblackaces folds
Oaklandish raises to 1,350 (ok, w/e)
mookie99 folds
MiamiDon folds
Zeem folds
heffmike calls 1,050 (take a flop, flat call - it's very meh, but I figure I am not raise/folding here when I can flop nice in a sneaky fashion and double through )
*** FLOP *** [3d Kc 3h] (like this. If he has KKxx oh well, gg me, just donk and let him get it in)
heffmike bets 3,150
Oaklandish raises to 7,206, and is all in
heffmike calls 1,370, and is all in
Oaklandish shows [Qc 4h Kd Qh] (uh, yeah. I guess it's not a horrible raise preflop. But post flop, on that dry a board, there aren't many hands you get donked into with that don't beat kings up. Nice to only have to fade four outs, though, and be 80% to double through. I guess that's a good as it gets in PLO on the flop)
heffmike shows [3s 2s As 8d]
Uncalled bet of 2,686 returned to Oaklandish
*** TURN *** [3d Kc 3h] [7d] (90% now)
*** RIVER *** [3d Kc 3h 7d] [Ks]
Oaklandish shows three of a kind, Kings
heffmike shows three of a kind, Threes
Oaklandish wins the pot (12,190) with three of a kind, Kings
heffmike stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 12,190 | Rake 0
Board: [3d Kc 3h 7d Ks]
Seat 1: heffmike showed [3s 2s As 8d] and lost with three of a kind, Threes
Seat 2: twoblackaces didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Oaklandish showed [Qc 4h Kd Qh] and won (12,190) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 4: mookie99 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: MiamiDon (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Zeem (big blind) folded before the Flop

Yeah. So that would have got me close to a chip lead, instead I'm out in 12th.

Later I get to watch the same guy raise pot, get threebet by MiamiDon, decide to four-bet shove with KKxx, no suits, and no fold equity... runs into AAxx, of course, but flops a K anyway.

So, yeah, the key is to get it in way behind and spike, obv.

Otherwise, getting into the nasty habit of bubbling every SnG I play when I get it in good and can't fade the 70-30 or 80-20.

Managed to final table a PLO8 tourney, but finished 9th for like no real mobney.

Just one time, I'd like to run normal. If my 70-30s and 80-20s actually ran that way, instead of 50-50 or worse, I'd actually be doing pretty well. Ugh.


Shrike said...

Villain managed to win the whole thing because I ran bad when we got headsup. Luck > Skill a lot of the time.


Snuffy said...

Not a big fan of the limp with that hand pre-flop. Very little you can be ahead with. Pretty much just playing for the flush. You don't want the straight. Got your money in good and you can't ask for much more than that.

Heffmike said...

Yeah, preflop is barely marginal at best, but since I don't really raise anything UTG in PLO/PLO8, I tend to openlimp/call a lot wider than I should to cover the times I do it with AAxx/AAww. Considering I play PLO oh so much, this is important for metagame, lol ;-)

At least with a hand like that one, I'm not going to spew another chip unless I get a flop that can crack the obvious big pair I'm up against. To be honest, I think a wheel draw heads up isn't a bad thing - I'm doubt I'm getting raised with a 5678-type hand, so the danger of a sucker straight isn't a problem in this spot.

Oh well, that'll happen.