I don’t have the Poker Stove for Omaha Hi/Lo so I don’t have near the grasp on odds as I do for Hold em but I do seem to have a pretty good feel for them. I do have some questions though.
1. In the big blind and holding a hand that does not have trips in it, is it ever correct to fold to a 3x raise? Are you ever that far behind pre-flop? How about if your hand contains two wheel cards or is double suited?
2. If it is not correct to fold there, should you ever raise just 3x the blind in O8? I can understand raising 3x and wanting callers if you have a nice scooping hand.
Anyway, I played the Riverchasers last night and got my second second in the last few months. I don’t think I have ever won this tournament so I better get on the ball. I almost gave up early as I played very dumbly in the first level and gave away almost a third of my stack before ratcheting down. I actually have been playing a little PL Omaha and O8 in the new year so my rust is getting less so. At the final table, Hoy was a massive chip leader and sat back a little bit while I knocked out most of the table to get a little closer to him. I did manage to take a slight lead and got all his money in good but lost to a bigger two pair. Cest la O8.
Seat 3: hoyazo (50,989)
Seat 5: a104l9 (81,011)
hoyazo posts the small blind of 800
a104l9 posts the big blind of 1,600
Dealt to a104l9 [7c Jh 4c Ah]
hoyazo calls 800
a104l9 raises to 4,800
hoyazo calls 3,200
*** FLOP *** [8d Js 5s]
a104l9 bets 9,600
hoyazo raises to 38,400
a104l9 raises to 76,211, and is all in
hoyazo calls 7,789, and is all in
a104l9 shows [7c Jh 4c Ah]
hoyazo shows [9c 6d Kd Td]
Uncalled bet of 30,022 returned to a104l9
*** TURN *** [8d Js 5s] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [8d Js 5s Kh] [8c]
a104l9 shows two pair, Jacks and Eights, for high
hoyazo shows two pair, Kings and Eights, for high
hoyazo wins the pot (101,978) with two pair, Kings and Eights
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 101,978 | Rake 0
Board: [8d Js 5s Kh 8c]
Seat 3: hoyazo (small blind) showed [9c 6d Kd Td] and won (101,978) with HI:
two pair, Kings and Eights
Seat 5: a104l9 (big blind) showed [7c Jh 4c Ah] and lost with HI: two pair,
Jacks and Eights
I had top pair, a reasonable low draw, and an inside straight draw. That’s gold in O8 right? Apparently, not so much. I had a 75% of taking half the pot and 60% to take it all so I made the right play. Gotta work on those results.
After that I completely missed 4 out of five flops and had to fold to bets that may have been representative of nothing or monsters. At the end, I finally picked up a few pots and was at least in binocular distance of the comeback trail until I ran into a wheel somebody left laying in the road. How inconsiderate.
Congrats to Hoy and to all the money winners.