Sunday, June 7, 2009

A stoic walks into a bar...

PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, $0.02 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($1.75)
BB ($3.03)
UTG ($1.89)
UTG+1 ($5.38)
MP1 ($5.03)
MP2 ($3.05)
CO ($5.27)
Hero (Button) ($2.69)

Preflop: Hero is Button with K, K, A, 10

2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 bets $0.09, CO calls $0.09, Hero calls $0.09, SB calls $0.08, 2 folds

Flop: ($0.40) 7, A, 4 (4 players)

SB checks, MP2 bets $0.40, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.60, 1 fold, MP2 calls $1.20

Turn: ($3.60) 2 (2 players)

MP2 checks, Hero bets $1 (All-In), MP2 calls $1

River: ($5.60) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $5.60 | Rake: $0.25

Results:

Hero mucked K, K, A, 10 (Hi: flush, Ace high).

MP2 had 3, 8, A, 2 (Hi: full house, Aces over twos, Lo: [ 7, 4, 3, 2, A ]).

Outcome: MP2 won $5.35

9 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

Well, that sucked.

Crash said...

I know you have said boats are common in Omaha, but still an impressive fold.

bastinptc said...

I was all in on the turn.

Crash said...

oops

Crash said...

This probably explains some of my poker losses! I really should take up something easier, like bridge.

Anonymous said...

Don't play high only hands for a raise in O8. Ok, maybe play them occasionally, but when the flop comes low, you are in trouble and should be folding or getting to SD as cheaply as possible.

In general, don't put the money in unless you can scoop (lest you get scooped).

MP had a classic O8 hand. When you get into a big pot, you can expect to see a hand like that one most of the time (nut-low, with nut-high possibilities).

I found learning O8 to be cheaper (and maybe faster) playing limit, rather than pot-limit.

-Loki9

Crash said...

Question for Loki9: If someone plays using your above guidelines, what percent of hands (general range) might they play?

Anonymous said...

omaha hilo is such a pain. All I do is fold preflop and on the flop.

You need an Ace and a 2 or 3. You prefer that ace suited. You can play a hand with a 2 and 3 on it without the ace, but, you need a 4,5 or 6 also. AND, you need the flop to have an ace and at least two one more low.

SO, hi lo is a folding game. Only reason to learn it is to know what to do when it cycles up at that eight
game.

aki

Crash said...

I'm shocked. I ignorantly thought hi-low meant you could play twice as many hands. I think I will stick to losing at nlhe!