PAHWM: Maximizing Value in PLO8

10centguitar

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Don't want to spoil anything - but this is intended to be a discussion on maximizing value in PLO8 - thought this was an interesting hand in terms of betting and sizing.

.25/.50 online mavens game with my regular crew

SB - Ultimate TAG, strongest player at the table - $100
BB - ABC Player - $100
UTG - Competent player with shades of a calling station - $60
UTG + 1 - OMC - $50
UTG + 2 - Semi-competent player who overvalues hands and thinks he is getting bluffed more often than he is - $60
UTG + 3 - Incompetent player who will push holdings like bottom 2 on straight draw/flush draw flops - $40
CO - Competent by hyper-aggressive LAG bordering on maniac - $200
HJ - ABC Player - $60
BTN - HERO, normally a LAG, perceived tonight as a drunk dumbass even though he hasn't been drinking but rather distracted by work while playing, most in the hole at the table - $70

UTG folds
UTG + 1 calls
UTG + 2 calls
UTG + 3 calls
CO - calls
HJ - folds
BTN - looks down at :as: :2s::th::9h:

Action on hero
9 taints the hand a bit, but double suited with a duece and broadway....its usually a call for me but with all those limpers,
I might raise it up 1/2 pot to pull some players in with unsuited A3 combos and sniff out any slow played big hands.
Most bad flops for this hand should be pretty easy to get away from.
 

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Alright, let's continue.

.25/.50 online mavens game with my regular crew

SB - Ultimate TAG, strongest player at the table - $100
UTG + 2 - Semi-competent player who overvalues hands and thinks he is getting bluffed more often than he is - $60
UTG + 3 - Incompetent player who will push holdings like bottom 2 on straight draw/flush draw flops - $40
BTN - HERO, normally a LAG, perceived tonight as a drunk dumbass even though he hasn't been drinking but rather distracted by work while playing, most in the hole at the table - $70

UTG folds
UTG + 1 calls
UTG + 2 calls
UTG + 3 calls
CO - calls
HJ - folds
BTN - looks down at :as: :2s::th::9h: and CALLS
SB raises to $2
UTG + 1 folds
UTG + 2 calls
UTG + 3 calls
CO - folds
Hero CALLS

Flop comes - :qh::jh::8h:

SB Checks
UTG + 2 Checks
UTG + 3 Checks
Hero CHECKS

Turn brings - :qh::jh::8h::6c:

SB Checks
UTG +2 Bets 7
UTG +3 Calls 7
Hero CALLS
SB Raises to 21
UTG +2 Folds
UTG +3 Folds
(no decision at all here, hero jams)
SB snap calls and turns over...

:ah::2d::6d::6s:

Yes, he's generally a TAG. River brings a :4d: and so we take 3/4 of the ~$150 pot.

Discuss and critique!
Just saw this...i would have min raised the turn, make the low draws and sets pay a little to chase, they would more than likely call, and who knows...you might get a raise from the nut flush slow playing.
 
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