Originally Posted by Marginal
This is PLO as in standard high right. Am I missing something? Can someone explain why we are folding this preflop.
The flushes can be beat fairly easily, and the straights we might blunder into could be dangerous, meaning more than half the time we are the idiot ends of those straights.
That said, these cards do offer opportunities, and if I can see a flop with these cards I be a happy camper, but the key IMHO, is to see the streets cheaply. So for instance, when the flop comes all hi cards we can drop this hand like the brick it is.
Taking this semi-bluff 2p to showdown here is foolish. While there are no boats out there (no pair on the board), nor flushes, there is a xx56x str8, and the paired Ax to worry about. Most of all is that villain hit a set.
At $25 NLO it is sane to think that most of the players at the table will be reasonable experienced. We get no table dynamic notes from OP, so we can't deal with styles much.
Not to mention that OP first titled this thread as PLO, then posted a NLO hand, then came back and said oops, it really is PLO, while the HH still says it is NLO, and I still wonder if he was drunk, and thought it was really PLO8?