You know you have someone's attention when you sit down to the right of the big stack and double up through them on the first hand.
He min-raised UTG, and by the time it got around to me in the BB, I was getting 6:1 to throw in two more cents with 7-10-J-Q. The flop was 77Q. After he raised my flop bet, I check-called until I was all-in. I wasn't going to lay it down, so I should have just jammed the turn, but eh... Only one hand beats me, and this is Omaha. Pocket Aces no good.
After that, any time I raised, he came in, I imagine looking to get a little payback. Since the guy had position on me most of the time, I knew I had to pick and choose my spots carefully.
As the game wore on, I noticed that it wasn't just me. He was calling everyone's raises. He also did a fair amount of raising himself. And he was losing. And it wasn't because he was getting bad beats while playing stellar hands.
PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.02 BB (5 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com
saw flop | saw showdown
Hero (MP) ($9.20)
Preflop: Hero is MP with 8, J, 10, 9
UTG calls $0.02, Hero bets $0.09, Button calls $0.09, SB calls $0.08, 1 fold, UTG calls $0.07
Nothing new here. Even 6-handed, three players will call a raise at The Deuce.
Flop: ($0.38) 9, 2, 9 (4 players)
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.38, Button calls $0.38, 1 fold, UTG calls $0.38
Somebody else has a nine. let's see who it is.
Turn: ($1.52) 8 (3 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $1.47, Button calls $1.47, UTG calls $1.47
Well, we can't all have a nine. Someone has a big pocket pair, or three deuces.
River: ($5.93) 7 (3 players)
Talk about a redraw!
UTG checks, Hero bets $2.18, Button calls $1.39 (All-In), 1 fold
Total pot: $8.71 | Rake: $0.40
Button had J, K, J, 3 (two pair, Jacks and nines).
Hero had 8, J, 10, 9 (straight flush, Jack high). And I got paid!
Outcome: Hero won $8.31
You just have to wonder sometimes.