PAHWM: PLO8 (2 Viewers)

kirchhausen

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At Riverside Casino near Iowa City. Had finally gotten a seat after 3 hours at 1/2 NLHE. This was my 3rd or 4th hand at the table, so not much for reads about anyone yet.

1/3 PLO8, $5 minimum bring in, pot open is considered $15. 9 handed.

SB:
BB:
UTG: $225
Hero: $440
UTG2:
MP:
CO:
BTN: about $550, maybe a bit more.

UTG limps for $5
Hero looks down at :ac::jc::kd: :2d: , pots for $20

MP calls, CO calls, BTN calls, blinds fold, UTG calls.

Pot $100

Flop is :kc::6d::4c:

UTG checks

Hero?
Well it ain't gonna pot itself
 

RainmanTrail

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Top set on wet boards is most players biggest leak in O8. They treat it like the nuts where it's simply a drawing hand that is partially made only if all the straights/flushes/lows miss.

I was playing at the venetian a few years back and I was teaching a holdem buddy of mine how to play O8. He was sitting next to me. I had 8834 in the big blind and took a flop. Flop came :8h::7h::3s: I showed him the hand and said, this is the best lesson you're going to receive in Omaha right here. I checked, someone bet, two people called, and then I folded when the action got back to me. My buddy thought I was nuts. Turned into an hour long conversation about what you're trying to do at a fundamental level in O8. And flopping top set sometimes just isn't what you want.
 
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