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The first time that I played PLO I also had a hand , where I had Ad in my 4 cards , 4 diamonds on the board , though I won and bet on the river , The other one just called with Kdxd or Qdxd . I instantly thought he cheated for sure (now I know ofcourse that this is impossible ) , so I sent an email to stars support complaining very frustrated .
2 hours later I saw a gambler guy who I knew in the internet cafe , I told him what happened , he looked me with an awkward face and asked me : '' Don't you know PLO is played with both hole cards ?? '' Tottaly embarassed I felt like a complete idiot , I sent a new email to stars saying I made a mistake and a friend told me how to play , but they answered me back with a much too long email describing me how to play , many example boards and how to play on them with some hole cards .
Embarassment . I still don't know how I was winning till that moment , and I had played many hands , lol
Since then I always read carefully the rules of a new game that I have not played before or even better watch a game being played by other players before i jump in the action I suggest everyone should do the same GL for your games .