re: Poker & PL Omaha Hand Analysis
Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
So is this a hand worth a preflop raise OOP?? Should we value bet / bet to chase away the non-nut flush on the river? If we check and he bets pot do we just fold and curse the gods???
Since you'll be OOP, and your flush isn't too strong, I'd lean more towards not raising. You aren't going to hit enough flops to get your stack in with on a regular basis to make that raise profitable. If that was the Q, J, or T of diamonds, then it'd certainly be worth a small pot building raise.
And why do you want to thin the crowd? Since Omaha's a drawing game, and you're playing a lot less non-nut hands, having multi-way pots doesn't hurt you as much, especially since you're going to be c-betting a LOT less than hold'em.
Also, with that many players in the pot, I'd be looking to check raise with top set and the 2nd nut flush draw. You're first to act, and you'd like to get your stack in before any more cards come out, since things like that can happen on the river, leaving you with a tough decision.
I think this is a pretty standard check/call on the river. Betting accomplishes very little, and it is a backdoor flush that completed, so its a lot harder to put your opponent on 2 hearts. So I'd be inclined to call a bet on the river, read dependent.