Monday, 3 August 2009


I've being playing a mixture of NL and PL 08 due to there not being a huge number of tables to choose from, with no real preference for either game. PL is obviously much safer in that it takes some effort to get it all-in. However, in NL there is definitely more danger and you really can't afford to be chasing draws.. especially for 1/2 the pot. One thing that does happen much more often in O8 NL compared to NL holdem is the open shove pre-flop.

In the hand below I finally got a chance to look one up. I was actually a 44% to 56% underdog so was pretty lucky to scoop both pots. I haven't seen many bad players yet trying to emulate with weaker hands, but I'm sure its an inevitable (and profitable?) result. I think I was probably a little weak to be calling in this instance without a 2 and a suited A but having low backup and curiosity I couldn't resist :)

$0.25/$0.5 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
8 players
Converted at


Hero (UTG) ($68.20)
UTG+1 ($34.30)
MP1 ($19.85)
MP2 ($26.60)
CO ($35.80)
BTN ($42.55)
SB ($50.70)
BB ($83.70)

Pre-flop: ($0.75, 8 players) Hero is UTG

Hero calls $0.50, 5 folds, SB calls $0.25, BB goes all-in $83.70, Hero goes all-in $67.70, SB folds

Flop: ($152.40, 2 players)

Turn: ($152.40, 2 players)

River: ($152.40, 2 players)

Final Pot: $136.90
BB shows:
Hero shows:

BB wins $15.50 ( lost -$68.20 )
Hero wins $133.90 ( won +$65.70 )
SB lost -$0.50


Wonder Flop said...

Great blog sir.

Trying to build a roll through cash games the same as you but I am not as far on as you yet.

Fancy a link swap?

anomaly16 said...

ty :) link added

Good luck with coaching from Baz - he's been a great inspiration and has helped my game a lot

Wonder Flop said...

Ok cool.

Ty mate, done my first lesson with Barry last night and really enjoyed it.