$2 PLO Full Ring: Interesting hand

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gpbgb

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$2 PLO Full Ring: Interesting hand

Just played some interesting hands in micro stakes PLO on 888. I'd seen this table playing some big pots so I thought I'd hop in. Sure enough, I had some nice hands and quickly got involved in some huge pots.

The player in question, I suspect might be a bot playing aggressively, three and four betting with strong hands, min raising weak-middle hands. Seems to take every turn consistently quickly. I may be wrong of course but it seems too suspicious to consistently play at that speed and quite predictably. I've also seen this type of "player" before on similar tables. They usually seem to win/lose several buy ins and leave shortly after. There are 100% a lot of bots on 888 unfortunately, but they are beatable. The rest of the table, a few short stacks probably also bots, and one guy that just joined.

Anyway, here are some of the hands:



888Poker, Omaha Pot Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 4 players
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UTG: $0.37 (19 bb)
BU (Hero): $9.40 (470 bb)
SB: $6.27 (314 bb)
BB: $1.18 (59 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BTN with A A 5 J
1 fold, Hero raises to $0.07, SB 3-bets to $0.23, 1 fold, Hero 4-bets to $0.71, SB calls $0.48

Flop: ($1.44) J T 2 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $1.44, SB calls $1.44

Turn: ($4.32) 9 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $4.32, SB calls $4.12 (all-in)

River: ($12.56) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $12.56 (Rake: $0.62)

Showdown:
BU (Hero) shows A A 5 J (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 63%, Flop: 79%, Turn: 20%, River: 0%)

SB shows 5 8 7 7 (a straight, Seven to Jack)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 37%, Flop: 21%, Turn: 80%, River: 100%)

SB wins $11.94





888Poker, Omaha Pot Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 5 players
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UTG: $10.09 (505 bb)
CO: $1.20 (60 bb)
BU: $2.21 (111 bb)
SB: $0.38 (19 bb)
BB (Hero): $3.83 (192 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($0.05) Hero is BB with T K K 8
UTG raises to $0.09, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.09, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to $0.39, UTG 4-bets to $0.69, BTN calls $0.60, Hero 5-bets to $2.79, UTG calls $2.10, BTN calls $1.52 (all-in)

Flop: ($7.82) Q J A (3 players, 1 all-in)
Hero bets $1.04 (all-in), UTG calls $1.04

Turn: ($9.90) 7 (3 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($9.90) 3 (3 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $9.90 (Rake: $0.49)

Showdown:
BB (Hero) shows T K K 8 (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 49%, Flop: 63%, Turn: 78%, River: 100%)

UTG shows T A T 9 (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 27%, Flop: 3%, Turn: <1%, River: 0%)

BU shows J 2 J T (three of a kind, Jacks)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 25%, Flop: 34%, Turn: 22%, River: 0%)

BB (Hero) wins $9.41

And I'll post one more...



888Poker, Omaha Pot Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 4 players
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UTG (Hero): $2.00 (100 bb)
BU: $12.09 (605 bb)
SB: $2.22 (111 bb)
BB: $0.40 (20 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero is UTG with T K T J
Hero raises to $0.07, BTN 3-bets to $0.24, 2 players fold, Hero 4-bets to $0.75, BTN calls $0.51

Flop: ($1.53) 4 Q K (2 players)
Hero bets $1.25 (all-in), BTN calls $1.25

Turn: ($4.03) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($4.03) T (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $4.03 (Rake: $0.20)

Showdown:
UTG (Hero) shows T K T J (three of a kind, Tens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 71%, Flop: 81%, Turn: 38%, River: 100%)

BU shows K 2 5 5 (two pair, Kings and Twos)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 29%, Flop: 19%, Turn: 63%, River: 0%)

UTG (Hero) wins $3.83
Shortly after that the mark left and I was up around 1 buy-in. Ugh! Still profit, at least.

Thoughts on these hands? Anyone else come across these suspected aggro-bots? I'm not professional but it appears to me there are several of these on the micro stakes tables as well as much more passive ones.
 
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i dont think its a bot, just an agro PLO player from the look of it
5 8 7 7is a decent hands it had some kind of pair, flush & straight draw in one combos
K 2 5 5not as good as previuos one but it still had small pair & mid FD in it so yea :D

as for the post flop play hes just a station who's just too invested in his low straight & top pair
 
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Just played some interesting hands in micro stakes PLO on 888. I'd seen this table playing some big pots so I thought I'd hop in. Sure enough, I had some nice hands and quickly got involved in some huge pots.

The player in question, I suspect might be a bot playing aggressively, three and four betting with strong hands, min raising weak-middle hands. Seems to take every turn consistently quickly. I may be wrong of course but it seems too suspicious to consistently play at that speed and quite predictably. I've also seen this type of "player" before on similar tables. They usually seem to win/lose several buy ins and leave shortly after. There are 100% a lot of bots on 888 unfortunately, but they are beatable. The rest of the table, a few short stacks probably also bots, and one guy that just joined.

Anyway, here are some of the hands:



888Poker, Omaha Pot Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 4 players
Replay this hand on CardsChat

UTG: $0.37 (19 bb)
BU (Hero): $9.40 (470 bb)
SB: $6.27 (314 bb)
BB: $1.18 (59 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BTN with A A 5 J
1 fold, Hero raises to $0.07, SB 3-bets to $0.23, 1 fold, Hero 4-bets to $0.71, SB calls $0.48

Flop: ($1.44) J T 2 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $1.44, SB calls $1.44

Turn: ($4.32) 9 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $4.32, SB calls $4.12 (all-in)

River: ($12.56) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $12.56 (Rake: $0.62)

Showdown:
BU (Hero) shows A A 5 J (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 63%, Flop: 79%, Turn: 20%, River: 0%)

SB shows 5 8 7 7 (a straight, Seven to Jack)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 37%, Flop: 21%, Turn: 80%, River: 100%)

SB wins $11.94


Thank you for posting.


Your preflop aggression is good vs this type of V.

Hand one suggests that you may want to study your post flop actions based on board texture changes on each street.

Using the cards chat odds calculator vs this V's holding you have 20% on the turn which suggests the best action is check followed by block bet if you were OOP

The all-in bet on turn suggests that you may want to use Equilab to check your hand value vs a calling range on this turn.

You may also want to focus on the lack of blockers that you have in this spot. KQxx makes a straight KQJT-J9 KKQx also very possible as well as xxTT etc and as you ended up seeing the mid run down cards are there as well so any time we have no blockers and the board runs out with JT9 that is the AA killer of all runouts. Our V play all the hands VS a suspected AAxx hand that crush that board, including 2 pair plus straight draws that are never folding.

So yes we have the flush draw that helps but it is not enough equity-only 20% when we have to hit it for us to bet so the check back is the +EV play here.


Hope this helps
:):):)
 
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gpbgb

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ah okay, yes I suppose a bit too weak to be a bot.

Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't sure about my play on the first hand.

It's always fun to run into these types of players though :D:D:D
 
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