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Old Feb 21, 2008, 3:14pm   #1
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Hi everybody.

I am not really good at Omaha, but I have played a few freerolls in it - to just get a feel for the game, starting hands etc.

So, yesterday I felt like taking a shot at a PLO Tourney and played a $5.50 PLO at Pokerstars. It started with around 730 ppl and we are now prettey deep, already ITM with ~40 left, (first 63 or so get paid).

Now the following hand occurs. I was pretty confused what to do, but since most of the players ridiculously overplayed their hands (at least from what I can tell with very limited experience) I put the big stack on a strong draw (SD+FD, which I have crushed) and the other ones on PPs.
I did not instacall, but decided that I am in decent shape for the final table if I win this hand, because it would have put me 2nd in chips, (even 1st after the guy to my left also calls).

Anyways, see what happens and laugh at me afterwards, advice would be appreciated after calming down from being disgusted of my fishy play (I guess?).


PokerStars Game #15418791444: Tournament #77442953, $5,50 Omaha Pot Limit - Level X (400/800) - 2008/02/20 - 09:46:50 (ET)
Table '77442953 28' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Jose AAA (27870 in chips)
Seat 2: grapeape112 (7585 in chips)
Seat 3: teddynowak (11479 in chips)
Seat 4: HERO (26850 in chips)
Seat 5: Stuke90 (33320 in chips)
Seat 6: hsnspsls (42131 in chips)
Seat 8: LostKitty (82944 in chips)
Seat 9: TaTze1985 (19724 in chips)
Jose AAA: posts the ante 50
grapeape112: posts the ante 50
teddynowak: posts the ante 50
HERO: posts the ante 50
Stuke90: posts the ante 50
hsnspsls: posts the ante 50
LostKitty: posts the ante 50
TaTze1985: posts the ante 50
teddynowak: posts small blind 400
HERO: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HERO [Jc As Jh Ac]
Stuke90: folds
hsnspsls: calls 800
LostKitty: calls 800
TaTze1985: calls 800
Jose AAA: calls 800
grapeape112: folds
teddynowak: calls 400
HERO: raises 2700 to 3500
hsnspsls: calls 2700
LostKitty: calls 2700
TaTze1985: folds
Jose AAA: calls 2700
teddynowak: folds
*** FLOP *** [3c 6h 5c]
HERO: bets 5000
hsnspsls: calls 5000
LostKitty: calls 5000
Jose AAA: raises 19320 to 24320 and is all-in
HERO: calls 18300 and is all-in
pixiednc4 is connected
hsnspsls: calls 19320
LostKitty: folds
*** TURN *** [3c 6h 5c] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [3c 6h 5c Ks] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hsnspsls: shows [8c 7h Qs Qh] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
Jose AAA: shows [Qd Jd 4c 7c] (a straight, Three to Seven)
Jose AAA collected 2040 from side pot
HERO: shows [Jc As Jh Ac] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
Jose AAA collected 90900 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 92940 Main pot 90900. Side pot 2040. | Rake 0
Board [3c 6h 5c Ks Kd]
Seat 1: Jose AAA showed [Qd Jd 4c 7c] and won (92940) with a straight, Three to Seven
Seat 2: grapeape112 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: teddynowak (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: HERO (big blind) showed [Jc As Jh Ac] and lost with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 5: Stuke90 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: hsnspsls showed [8c 7h Qs Qh] and lost with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 8: LostKitty folded on the Flop
Seat 9: TaTze1985 folded before Flop

Edit:
Just to let you know what I thought I maybe did wrong.
I think I should surely raise pot PF, right?! This would probably have pushed out the bigstack.
I cannot remember what made me put this tiny 5k bet in at the flop, iirc I wanted to know where I stand, but I guess this whas just plain stupidity.

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Old Feb 21, 2008, 7:42pm   #2
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1. If you're going to raise preflop (which you probably should, but in PLO it's not a requirement as long as you adjust post-flop) you need to raise full pot. You're just giving them a reason to call, and you don't want to play a raised pot here against so many people. With your stack size, you either want to see the flop w/o raising, or raise enough to give yourself a chance to steal the pot as is, or see the flop with fewer players, to try to take it down at that point. If this was a cash game and you were 100BB+ deep, a smaller raise like the one you made might be more acceptable.

2. On that flop, you are pretty much committed with an overpair and the nut flush draw. I would have bet pot (which if you'd bet pot preflop would mean all-in, most likely). Yes there is a straight, but there are a lot of draws for them to stack off chasing. It's PLO, you'll rarely get a lot of action where you have several opponents all drawing dead.
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 3:34am   #3
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Meh, betsizing is a bit off but i'd get it in here too
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