Friday, March 13, 2009

PLO Heater

I am probably jinxing myself, but I am in the middle of playing on 2 tables of .5-1 Pot Limit Omaha on Full Tilt and I think I may have found 2 of the worst players ever at my table.

ginolwd (name shortened to protect my claim on the gold mine) has stats of 100 vpip, 74 pre flop raise after 70 hands. Ii7 (name shortened) has stats of 77 vpip, 4.3 preflop raise after 70 hands.

As I speak, I am up $153. ginolwd has $210 in his stack down from over $400 and somehow Ii7 has over $650. I think I will be playing until they leave the table.

OK I have left both tables as the fish have gone away. I finished up $183. I never managed to get my whole stack in against the fish, but I won enough pots to make it a good night.

I will try and post some hands later this weekend.

I thought this was a good example of getting inside my opponent's head:

Full Tilt Poker Game #11128678431: Table Elbert (deep 6) - $0.50/$1 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 1:18:06 ET - 2009/03/14
Seat 1: ginolwd168 ($280.20)
Seat 2: Poker_Bully1 ($337.65)
Seat 3: pokerdun ($161.15)
Seat 4: GoldFishCracker ($100)
Seat 5: pop1time ($196.50)
Seat 6: Ii7Ii7I ($629.65)
pop1time posts the small blind of $0.50
Ii7Ii7I posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Poker_Bully1 [Kd Ks 5h Ts]
ginolwd168 raises to $3.50
Poker_Bully1 raises to $12

I think it's standard to reraise a donkey here, especially to isolate
pokerdun calls $12
I am not thrilled he called since he seems to be an ok player.

GoldFishCracker folds
pop1time folds
Ii7Ii7I folds
ginolwd168 calls $8.50
*** FLOP *** [6s 6c 4h]
ginolwd168 bets $18.75
Even though he was playing 90% of his hands, a majority of the time he would bet big when he had the goods and small when he had nothing. This was a 1/2 bet pot, so I assumed I was still ahead, but I still had Pokerdun behind me and I did not want to get trapped by AAXX.
Poker_Bully1 has 15 seconds left to act
Poker_Bully1 calls $18.75
pokerdun folds
*** TURN *** [6s 6c 4h] [Ac]
ginolwd168 checks
Poker_Bully1 has 15 seconds left to act
Pokerdun had folded on the flop so now I was pretty confident. Bad players assume that every time someone raises they have AA or KK in their hand. His check tells me he is weak. I am pretty confident that even if ginolwd168 has a single Ace, he would have to fold it because I may have a full house and he would be drawing dead.

Poker_Bully1 bets $36
ginolwd168 has 15 seconds left to act
ginolwd168 folds
Uncalled bet of $36 returned to Poker_Bully1
Poker_Bully1 mucks
Poker_Bully1 wins the pot ($72)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $75 Rake $3
Board: [6s 6c 4h Ac]
Seat 1: ginolwd168 folded on the Turn
Seat 2: Poker_Bully1 collected ($72), mucked
Seat 3: pokerdun folded on the Flop
Seat 4: GoldFishCracker (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: pop1time (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Ii7Ii7I (big blind) folded before the Flop

Full Tilt Pot-Limit Omaha, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

BB is ginowld again

BB ($384.40)

Hero (UTG) ($221.95)

MP ($160.40)

Button ($238.45)

SB ($630.40)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with J, K, A, 7

Hero calls $1, MP calls $1, 2 folds, BB bets $4.50, Hero calls $3.50, 1 fold

ginowld had been raising 75% of his hands so even though my hand is mediocre, I figure it's ahead of his range and there are a few ways I can hit the nuts so it's worth a call.

Flop: ($10.50) 3, 6, 4 (2 players)

BB bets $1, Hero raises to $9, BB calls $8

Usually these small bets meant he had nothing. I was surprised at the call, but I still had outs.

Turn: ($28.50) 10 (2 players)

BB checks, Hero checks
I will gladly take the free card

River: ($28.50) 4 (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $24, BB calls $24

I don't have the nuts, but I'm sure he doesn't have a full house because you should always bet a coordinated board like that to charge the flush draw. He let me see the river for free. Since he's a calling station, a bet is in order. The question was how much would he call with an over pair.

Total pot: $76.50 Rake: $3

ginowld had Qh Kc 9h Qc for Queens and 4's.

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