$5k PLO todayJun 17, 2009 – 17:06PM
I've really been looking forward to all the PLO events so far this year, and so far it's been a big disappointment for me in the $1500 and $2500 not making it very far in either. the $1500 was kind of a crapshoot and I just got coolered, and the $2500 I got it in with the nuts but the other guy was drawing very live so while i think his call with no fold equity was somewhat marginal considering he didn't have the nut flush draw it certainly wasn't a terrible one and can't fault him for it.
The $1500 yesterday I just never really got going. I've felt like I played really well this trip but yesterday wasn't super happy with my play. I played a couple of hands a little weak early on as i was feeling out my table which cost me some chips and then made a couple of bad reads. Once when I flopped quads in a three way pot and thought the original raiser had an over pair a lot based on how tight he was and that he raised pre-flop in a pretty strong position, but it turned out the original limper tank/folded and the raiser instantly folded so I probably lost some action by not just calling. Then later I ran a bluff on a guy who had just taken down a few decent sized pots thinking I could move him off a hand and lost a little over half my chips. At that point I felt like the rest of the tournament was pretty elementary as I had 2500 chips at 75/150 so just finding a good spot to re-raise all in was important. I ended up getting it in with KQ vs ATo with a lot of dead money in the pot and not getting there.
Hopefully today's event will go well. I really feel like I have the biggest relative edge in PLO, even though NLHE is my best game. The opposition is relatively weak in most of the PLO events, although it should be significantly stronger in a $5k. Although so far this series every time I've been at a tough table I've done really well and every time I've been at a weak table I've done quite poorly. I think this is just a reflection of small sample size and variance, but maybe I'm better off against a tougher field!