peterbirks: (Default)
A brief Omaha hand. Not much of interest, but it illustrates a general Omaha point.


(blinds $0.25/$0.50) Pot Limit Omaha Hi
Table "Makaroa" (real money) -- Seat 6 is the button
Seat 1: Birks ($47.50 in chips)
Seat 2: ScootsNYC ($60.25 in chips)
Seat 4: Tatianna7777 ($19.25 in chips)
Seat 5: muddiver ($44.25 in chips)
Seat 6: myhand ($38.75 in chips)
Seat 7: D-man ($48.50 in chips)
Seat 8: Droop ($28.00 in chips)
Seat 9: golpin ($93.25 in chips)
Seat 10: ItHappens... ($46.00 in chips)

D-man : Post Small Blind ($0.25)
Droop : Post Big Blind ($0.50)

Dealing...
Birks [ 7c ] [ Ad ] [ Kc ] [ Ah ]

golpin : Fold
ItHappens...: Call ($0.50)
Birks : Call ($0.50)

Aces is not a powerful hand out of position with many opponents. I'm happy to see a cheap flop.

ScootsNYC: Fold
Tatianna7777: Fold
muddiver: Call ($0.50)
myhand : Call ($0.50)
D-man : Call ($0.25)

Although I said that I was happy to see a cheap flop, I also happned to know that there was a serial raiser in the house and, sure enough....

Droop : Raise ($3)
ItHappens...: Call ($3)
Birks : Raise ($15)

I either want to take this hand down pre-flop, or to get a large proportion of the participants' stacks into the pot pre-flop. Unfortunately, AA in Omaha is a bit like a middle pair in Holdem. You either want one opponent or five. I vaguely hoped that Droop would call and that ItHappens would drop. But in retrospect I should have guessed that this was unlikely. I feel in hindsight that I should have folded this hand pre-flop.


muddiver: Fold
myhand : Fold
D-man : Fold
Droop : Call ($12)
ItHappens...: Call ($12)


*** FLOP *** : [ 9c Qs 4s ]
Droop : Bet ($12.50)
ItHappens...: Call ($12.50)
Birks : Fold

I only got ItHappens in for $12 of his $42 in remaining chips, so although my raise gets Droop in for a large majority of his stack, ItHappens is still getting implied odds, particularly after Droop calls the flop, because he is probably fairly sure that Droop is going to bet out. This is actually of a slight advantage to me, because if ItHappens folds, I can call with bare Aces and be getting the right odds (since Droop can only bet $12.50 all in). But, as soon as ItHappens calls the $12.50, I am gone.

*** TURN *** : [ 9c Qs 4s ] [ 6d ]
*** RIVER *** : [ 9c Qs 4s 6d ] [ 9s ]
*** SUMMARY ***
Pot: $70 | Rake: $3
Board: [ 9c Qs 4s 6d 9s ]
Birks lost $15.50 (folded) [ 7c Ad Kc Ah ] (two pair, aces and nines)
Droop lost $28 (showed hand) [ Kh Js Ts 3h ] (a flush, queen high)
ItHappens... bet $28, collected $70, net +$42 (showed hand) [ Jd 9h 7h Qh ] (a full house, nines full of queens)

Like I say, not a particularly fascinating hand, but one which illustrated a good general principle.

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