That’s what I told the most aggressive player at the table after this hand:
PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, $0.02 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com
Hero (Button) ($2.78)
Preflop: Hero is Button with 2, Q, 4, K
UTG calls $0.02, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.02, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.02, SB calls $0.01, BB checks
Flop: ($0.12) 10, 6, 7 (6 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, UTG+1 bets $0.12, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.12, 3 folds
Turn: ($0.36) 8 (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $0.36, Hero calls $0.36
River: ($1.08) 3 (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $1.03, Hero calls $1.03
Total pot: $3.14 | Rake: $0.15
Hero had 2, Q, 4, K (Hi: flush, seven high, Lo: [ 7, 6, 4, 3, 2 ]).
UTG+1 had J, 7, 8, 9 (Hi: straight, Jack high).
Outcome: Hero won $2.99
That’s right, a little PLO Hi/Lo. I’ve barely one fifth of Hwang’s section on the game, yet when I went to play a little pokaaaa tonight, I couldn’t bring myself to play my regular PLO game, nor venture into NLHE. That leaves me with very few choices in that I have played very little else.
I took it slow at first, or rather after the first hand when I raised my set of jacks against a Broadway. Then I spaced that the game is eight or less on a sizable pot, but then I settled in. I did.
On the above hand I figured I had the low, and if lucky, the only one to be drawing to a flush. The guy had been pushing, pushing, pushing, raising preflop every other hand and firing bullets thereafter, so I discounted his holdings, to which he replied “bs.” I thought I might twist it in a little with my response, and it worked. He came after me.
PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, $0.02 BB (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com
Hero (MP1) ($4.14)
Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 2, 5, A, 4
Can it get much better than this? Yes, but I'll take it, and push my one and only time in the session.
1 fold, UTG+1 bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.15, 3 folds, Button calls $0.15, SB calls $0.14, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.11
Flop: ($0.62) A, 8, 10 (4 players)
SB bets $0.12, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.12, 1 fold
Turn: ($0.86) 4 (2 players)
SB bets $0.86, Hero calls $0.86
Perhaps my only mistake in the hand was not re-raising here, but I'm so new to this game, and therefore cautious, I preferred to see the river.
River: ($2.58) 2 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $2.48, 1 fold
Total pot: $2.58 | Rake: $0.10
Hero didn't show 2, 5, A, 4 (nothing).
Outcome: Hero won $2.48
I suppose I could have value bet the river, yet I thought that perhaps he wouldn't be able to help himself if he had more than a busted flush draw.