This is a discussion on $25 PLO 6-max: HU Two pair and 2nd nut FD within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; This is literally my first hand at the table, I typically don't give much credit to UTG limpers until I have a reason to. His
This is literally my first hand at the table, I typically don't give much credit to UTG limpers until I have a reason to. His range is completely wide here which I think makes this turn play standard. Thoughts?
Hero bets $1, UTG raises to $4.10, Hero raises to $13.40...
So I will stop there. I thought since UTG's range was wide and the fact that he limped UTG he was likely to play pretty straight forward. That being said, I discount all flopped sets, and figured KK was unlikely since I hold a blocker. I think lower 2 pairs are likely, as well as poorly played FD's. He could have some JcQcxx hands that didn't want to get it in with the bare non nut FD but are now willing since he has a straight draw. I also feel that my range looks draw heavy to him and he could possibly think I have just one pair of Kings with a FD or SD. I am most certainly towards the top of my range here, so my hand is underrepped.
24th January 2014, 1:07 AM
Online Poker at: Carbon
Super standard except I bet more on the flop. Him having 44 or 66 is extremely unlikely if he's calling UTG in PLO, 1010 is more of a raising hand plus you have the 10 blocker, I certainly expect him to open with KK.
He should probably be raising flop significant equity such as with NFD. This looks a lot like him having some sort of 2pair/combo-draw. In the case that he does have Ac fd, yet didn't open, I can't see him having anything better than your two pair currently.
Worst comes to worst and he has 1010 or some stupid trips, your flush and FH outs should be live.
Once he flats river I think we're 100% dealing with medium 2 pair + a draw of some sort, gotta shove to get more value. I cannooooooooot see him shoving with a naked draw, or even going for thin value, cause you NEVER call with worse and repped a strong hand
So, it is very unfortunate that the PLO interest on CC has diminished. I thought this was a great hand for discussion and I really liked my line and had good reasoning behind it.
Henreiman, good input and you pretty much validated exactly what I chose to do in this hand.
On the river I shoved and villain folded. I agree that I had way more value in getting worse 2 pairs to call rather than trying to bluff catch with a c/c. I repped a very strong hand OTT and it is unlikely (unless villain is very bad) that he would try to bluff this river.