This is a discussion on Omaha hand in 4 parts (sharing) within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Ok, I want to start right away by saying I'm a TA (tilter anonym). It often happens when I get bad beated... I want to
Ok, I want to start right away by saying I'm a TA (tilter anonym). It often happens when I get bad beated... I want to have my cash back ASAP and I often go to limits I shouldn't play to do so...
So yesterday I lost 5$ on Zoom. QQ vs AA. No, it was not a bad beat, I know... But still, I tilted. So here I am in PLO10 Zoom trying to gain my cash back. AAK7 came. AK is suited. I know I still must be careful. Raise to 0.30$. Get reraised max by a near full stack (9.48$) and 3-betted by a small stack (3.16$) who is now all-in.
No question, I must go all-in too and be HU with the short stack. All-in (9.61$). He calls. Cards shown. I'm in trouble. Short stack have AA too.
Time to decide if I want to cash out... I'm a TA, remember? And first of all, I'm a purist. Don't talk to me about cash out before the hand is completed. I stick with it until the end!
But small stack (Player 3) took the option and cashed out. Not the same for our Player 2.
I know this gets dealt really fast, but I remember after the flop seeing red cards and thinking: NO.... At least I can have some cash back from Player 2.
I only have eyes for my % who is very low. I remember vaguely that this 8c is a middle card and mostly have help our Player 2.
Big relief... I don't care how much I win I see that 50% and I know I get the big part of pot. Furthermore, with Small stack cashing out pre, I get more!
Final numbers (not profits)
Player 2: -9.48$
Player 3: +4.57$
What you must learn from this story:
1) Never give up!
2) Be a purist
3) Tilt all you want... Mmmm... Not really. I wouldn't recommend that honestly.
I think PLO is a game that most players are too honest with their decisions. So if you find yourself mixed in a scenario like that again you just muck and lose 3 big blinds, no harm done. Cash PLO can be very profitable against impatient opponents. I also think that going all-in preflop is just not worth it. It's much more profitable to hit smth strong and have an 80% edge over your opponents or even 100% edge compared to going all-in pre where the odds are almost coinflips all the time.