Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:06 pm Post subject: Saturday Omaha PokerStars $55 MTT
I was reviewing a hand history from this tournament and came across a hand I don't think I played correctly but wanted to know what other forum users thought.
In my opinion it would have been preferable to repot preflop and get it in heads up with the likelihood if good equity. I probably felt I could disguise my hand by flat calling but really this is not such a strong AAxx hand and there are plenty of flops that could come where I could end up folding the best hand.
Opponent's relevant stats at this point - very low sample size:
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:14 pm Post subject: Re: Saturday Omaha PokerStars $55 MTT
Just to add another point - one of the reasons I didn't reraise was probably (it was a few months ago) because I had recently tripled up having spent most of the tournament short stacked and felt I could fold to a bet on the flop and still have a playable stack. Yes its only 10BBs but I think short stack sizes play differently in PLO MTTs to NL MTTs. If my stack was short enough to repot enough to get all of my stack in I probably would have done.
As it is if I repot I am hating life if I am called, see a flop like 8h 9h Th and the opponent instashoves. _________________ UTO
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:21 pm Post subject: Re: Saturday Omaha PokerStars $55 MTT
i dont understand what your doing in this hand at all
just repot and your (pretty much) all in
you dont want a multiway flop with bad aces especially when short _________________ THMF 8 game champion 2010
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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:16 pm Post subject: Re: Saturday Omaha PokerStars $55 MTT
Yeah you massacred this hand.
At least you realised and checked. There are very few situations where you don't 3bet here and this is certainly not one of them. Alls well that ends well though eh! _________________ Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day.
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:29 am Post subject: Re: Saturday Omaha PokerStars $55 MTT
Thanks for the responses fellas.
In this situation the opponent's stats, even with such a small sample size, suggest a loose range even though he is UTG. This is why I expect to be ahead a big percentage of the time. I do agree with you in this spot I should reraise.
Are there any situations like this, with weak AAxx hands, where you would not want to 3-bet? And if so why? _________________ UTO
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:33 pm Post subject: Re: Saturday Omaha PokerStars $55 MTT
He's in a lot of pots but you can surmise he is only raising solid holdings. It's possible with his stats that he likes to look at flops with connecting hole cards so you can happily narrow him down to JJxx+ and at a push, 2 non connecting pairs because of the raise.
You can be pretty sure you are ahead on the flop and as long as the board is dry-ish, which it is, the only danger IMO is his threat from concealed trips, which he could have.
I believe The pot sized lead out is indicative of weakness and a protectionist play and also falls in line with what we know so far, he likes to play connecting flops, this isn't great for him so he wants it finished. So I think you have made a positively marginal call.
I don't think there is a lot wrong with the 3bet pre either. _________________ @ryanpb
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