Omaha is very brutal

Marklar

Marklar

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No kidding I see my hand and I say "well I hope i get quads". Showdown my quad sixes beats opponents quad fives.

Full Tilt Poker Game #2185810049: Table Rams (6 max) - $0.10/$0.25 - Pot Limit Omaha - 9:54:04 ET - 2007/04/11
Seat 1: H_mailman ($10)
Seat 2: bing6778 ($35.55)
Seat 3: kingkong168 ($15.50)
Seat 4: hoptop ($32.60)
Seat 5: marklar_22 ($32.10)
Seat 6: smokingjack ($25)
marklar_22 posts the small blind of $0.10
smokingjack posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to marklar_22 [6d 3c 6h Th]
bing6778 folds
kingkong168 calls $0.25
hoptop folds
marklar_22 calls $0.15
smokingjack checks
*** FLOP *** [6s 6c 5s]
marklar_22 checks
smokingjack checks
kingkong168 checks
*** TURN *** [6s 6c 5s] [5c]
marklar_22 checks
smokingjack checks
kingkong168 bets $0.25
marklar_22 calls $0.25
smokingjack calls $0.25
*** RIVER *** [6s 6c 5s 5c] [Ad]
marklar_22 checks
smokingjack checks
kingkong168 bets $0.75
marklar_22 raises to $2.20
smokingjack folds
kingkong168 raises to $8.10
marklar_22 raises to $25.80
kingkong168 calls $6.90, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $10.80 returned to marklar_22
*** SHOW DOWN ***
marklar_22 shows [6d 3c 6h Th] (four of a kind, Sixes)
kingkong168 mucks
marklar_22 wins the pot ($29.95) with four of a kind, Sixes
kingkong168 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $31.50 | Rake $1.55
Board: [6s 6c 5s 5c Ad]
Seat 1: H_mailman is sitting out
Seat 2: bing6778 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: kingkong168 mucked [Kh Ts 5d 5h] - four of a kind, Fives
Seat 4: hoptop (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: marklar_22 (small blind) showed [6d 3c 6h Th] and won ($29.95) with four of a kind, Sixes
Seat 6: smokingjack (big blind) folded on the River
 
Bombjack

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You played this way too slowly. Bet the flop and you'll get calls from people with straight and flush draws.
 
Marklar

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you're right but i chose not too because i wasnt sure if i would get any callers. Obviously i was wrong but in omaha alot of people dont go after their straight and flush draws, unless sf, on a paired board... atleast i dont.
 
mrsnake3695

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Fold preflop. Yes you got lucky and hit quads so it seem kind of silly to say you should have folded preflop but that's being results oriented. You really had a pretty bad omaha hand here. Your possible flush draw was low which means it's pretty easy to have second best hand and lose alot of money. One small pair which will likely only hold up if you hit quads. Any full house you may hit is also likley to be second best.

So you have a small pair that is easily dominated, a flush draw that is easily dominated, no straight draws............fold.
 
Schatzdog

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Snake is spot on. This isn't a good Omaha starting hand and you got very lucky. That said, I think you played it just fine. I've played the .10/.25 on Stars and most paired boards will fold opponents. Smokingjack isn't going to commit much more to this pot if he folds to a .75c bet, and you got max against Kingkong.
 
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thasauce7

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I agree with the notion that you played way too slowly. In omaha you are actually supposed to chase your flush and straight draws a little bit harder in hold'em, if you bet the flop you reallly might not have gotten any callers, but at least at the very least raise more than 25 cents on the turn, otherwise the pot size on the river is incredibly small to bet with.
 
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broncos53

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I love omaha hi/lo and lately have made some good money at it... i think it is all about how you play in omaha i am really agressive so people call me with weak hands and i win bunchs!
 
Marklar

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i realize it was a garbage hand but I only played it because I was in small blind, and literally said (thought) to myself that this hand is only good for quads. Then flop came and as mike sexton would say, bingo bongo bango.

I fold this 100% of the time in any other spot.
 
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jenkins_thelord

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Omaha is so much more exciting than hold 'em just for the reason that you get much better hands so much more often. Quads aren't all that uncommon.
 
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