Now that I have been able to get some serious hours in online and think about my play I have developed a new ultra aggressive preflop tactic in Omaha and so far it has been a huge hit. I am raising with about 40% of hands preflop and calling a lot more before the flop as well. My post flop play is still the same but what my tactic is doing is making it very hard to ever put me on a hand. I am getting paid when I hit more than ever. Hands like 5679 are now an instant raise and sometimes a reraise preflop.
I was so aggressive during one session yesterday on the £2/£5 table that I won 110/330 hands on a full table of ten players. The main thing is that I am trapping players extremely well post flop. Take the hand below. Especially playing short handed I like to be the aggressor…. Raising between 70-80% of hands before the flop. Ok so the example below it is very bad play from my opponent. I have noticed that due to my repetitive raising that I am forcing my opponents into making a lot of mistakes post flop.
Game #591143163: Omaha High Pot Limit (£2.50/£5) - 2005/04/20 - 16:56:35 (GMT)
Table "Iris" Seat 3 is the button.
Seat 3: davidlead (£870.36 in chips)
Seat 6: Milkybarkid (£788 in chips)
Seat 8: I’mAFish (£846 in chips)
Milkybarkid: posts small blind £2.50
I’mAFish: posts big blind £5
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Milkybarkid [3s 4d 5c 7d]
Milkybarkid: raises to £15
I’mAFish: calls £10
----- FLOP ----- [Ac 2s 4h]
Milkybarkid: bets £30
I’mAFish: calls £30
----- TURN ----- [Ac 2s 4h][9s]
I’mAFish: bets £90
Milkybarkid: calls £90
----- RIVER ----- [Ac 2s 4h][9d][8h]
I’mAFish: bets £270
Milkybarkid: raises to £653 and is all in
I’mAFish: calls £383
----- SHOW DOWN -----
I’mAFish: shows [Ad 4s Jc Jd] (Two Pairs, Aces and Fours, Nine high)
Milkybarkid: shows [3s 4d 5c 7d] and won (£1576) with A Straight, Five high
Milkybarkid collected £1576 from Main pot
In sixteen hours of play this week I am nearly $10000 in profit. I have jumped in to the £10/£20 and broke even but I really don’t need to take the extra risk when things are going so well elsewhere.
I am currently trying to debate whether I should go to the World Series after travelling in Mexico as well….. hmmmmm