Omaha 8 - no point bluffing???
I`m well into O8 and I have just stepped up limits - playing $3/$6 FL.
I think I`m lucky that I have a big bankroll, but it won`t be big for long if I don`t stop trying to bluff.
An example, have not got hand history.
I am in position, with say A352. Last to act, one limper so I raise. He calls my raise. (limit game)
Flop Kd4d7h he checks, I bet, he calls. Then Qs check/ bet/ call. then 9c.
I know now I could be up against a straight, but by betting, IMO, if he reraises then I know I`m beat, if he
folds, I have shown the strength from the start - u guys know what I mean.
Check, then I bet, he calls with pair 4`s if he bets here I fold.
Now I know people play there own way, and I`m possibly naive, but he did not have a flush draw, did not have nut lo (He had 2,4,10,8 rainbow) not straight possibilities, etc.
Now, to move on, it seems like when I try to make this same play it is rare anyone will put down any pair.
So, it got me thinking, is there any point in bluffing in O8?
I will now and then, but it seems impossible to get ppl to fold.
It is possible that what is anoying me is the fact that they are calling raises with hands I would never be in a pot with in the first place and hands I would not even call one bet on the end - especially when OOP.
Have they got the odds
to call - even if he thought I was chasing the low to call with bottom pair
What are your thoughts???
BTW, I am well ahead playing O8, this is just a recuring theme for me, at least it seems so