Limit Omaha Freeroll - 8h Ad 9h Ah low flop

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spals

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I apologize for the last thread title, just read the sticky.

The reads I had were:

Seat 2: Solid player
Seat 3: Hadn't played much lately

I am still learning Omaha, and have been following the advice <a href="http://casinogambling.about.com/cs/poker/a/omahahilo_2.htm", here</a>.

Feedback is appreciated

pokerstars Game #12655036875: Tournament #63863523, Freeroll Omaha Hi/Lo Limit - Level VIII (400/800) - 2007/10/16 - 01:32:43 (ET)
Table '63863523 114' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: StacknChips2 (1242 in chips)
Seat 3: Rafe128 (24934 in chips)
Seat 4: jkiller4567 (9912 in chips)
Seat 5: muthafiste (1255 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 6: timkingtim (672 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 7: Spals327 (4923 in chips)
Seat 8: DiamondsCQ (6893 in chips)
Seat 9: TaraSW (12168 in chips)
Rafe128: posts small blind 200
jkiller4567: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Spals327 [8h Ad 9h Ah]
muthafiste: folds
timkingtim: folds
Spals327: raises 400 to 800
DiamondsCQ: calls 800
TaraSW: folds
Otfireman is connected
StacknChips2: raises 400 to 1200
Rafe128: calls 1000
jkiller4567: calls 800
Spals327: calls 400
DiamondsCQ: calls 400
*** FLOP *** [Ts 5c 5d]
Rafe128: bets 400
jkiller4567: calls 400
Spals327: calls 400
DiamondsCQ: folds
StacknChips2: calls 42 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Ts 5c 5d] [Qc]
Rafe128: checks
jkiller4567: checks
Spals327: checks
*** RIVER *** [Ts 5c 5d Qc] [9c]
Rafe128: bets 800
jkiller4567: calls 800
Spals327: calls 800
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Rafe128: shows [7c Ac As 8s] (HI: a flush, Ace high)
jkiller4567: mucks hand
Spals327: shows [8h Ad 9h Ah] (HI: two pair, Aces and Fives)
Rafe128 collected 3474 from side pot
StacknChips2: mucks hand
StacknChips2 is sitting out
Rafe128 collected 6168 from main pot
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 9642 Main pot 6168. Side pot 3474. | Rake 0
Board [Ts 5c 5d Qc 9c]
Seat 1: StacknChips2 (button) mucked [6c Kh Qd 3d]
Seat 3: Rafe128 (small blind) showed [7c Ac As 8s] and won (9642) with HI: a flush, Ace high
Seat 4: jkiller4567 (big blind) mucked [2d 5h 6d 3h]
Seat 5: muthafiste folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: timkingtim folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Spals327 showed [8h Ad 9h Ah] and lost with HI: two pair, Aces and Fives
Seat 8: DiamondsCQ folded on the Flop
Seat 9: TaraSW folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
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I'll disagree somewhat.

This is a hand that deserves one look. If you hit an ace, or a good heart draw or maybe the nut flush, then proceed. You could also see the turn cheap if you flopped a open ended str8. Else fold on the flop.

There is no low hand here, so the high hand essentially scoops. You have no play for low, so if the fop came low you would need to fold it.

The AA and the hearts make this worth a cheap look. Do NOT get married to this hand!
 
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I agree with DJ here. I would see a flop with this hand also, but I have learned that in Omaha AA or KK is not as strong as people think unless you have suited or low cards (preferably both) to go with them. For this hand the flop need to contain an ace or 2 hearts to continue putting money in the flop. If there are 3 cards of one suit on the board there is almost always a flush and when a pair is on the board there is almost always at least trips. Here on the river there were 3 suited cards and a pair on the board. 2 pair will almost never win, easy fold on the river and pretty easy fold on the flop too. Of course another 5 or an ace gives you a full house so it might be worth a call if you think villan is making a standard continuation bet and might not have anything and you think the full house will get paid off if you hit it.
 
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I could see certain spots where I'd want to see a flop with this hand, but this is not one of them because of the bad position and bad odds at our time of entering the pot.

If what you're looking for is an ace, then you're only going to be happy 2/17 of the time, and I don't think we make up 15BB the 2 times we actually hit. And it's not like a set of aces is that strong in Omaha.

On top of that, most of the cards you need to make a high hand here are low cards which increase the chance of a chop (A, 6, 7). There are only a couple boards where we're likely to scoop. Anything with AKK - A99 and another high card is ideal. Three high hearts is also good. Anything else is at least going to threaten this hand.

It's a pretty tough hand to play in limit. You can't bet to price out any draws to beat you, high or low.
 
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