Betfair… well all Crypto sites opened a £5/£10 and £10/£20 PL Omaha table recently. In my wisdom last week I decided to jump aboard as at least 5 bad players were on the table that I have extensive notes about. Thirty minutes later I was down £4500. Ouch. There is a player who seems to be new called Sanex and he bets the pot preflop with around 80% of hands. So each flop was costing about £150 to see. He also hit a Gutshot to win a £3500 pot against me. On one flop I held top set and the nut flush draw only to be outdrawn by a player reraising me with bottom set and hitting runner runner to make a 7 flush against me in a massive pot. The average pot was around the £1500 mark. It really was the most insane PL Omaha I had ever seen. Hitting top pair on the flop meant betting the pot of around £500. I am not sure of the bankroll needed to play in such a game but I know that I should definitely avoid it.
I have played again a couple of times since breaking even over the two sessions. When it gets going it must be the biggest PL Omaha game on the net.
Here is a hand that I played on tilt earlier and won. This hand can’t be worth a call preflop, never mind over a £1000 preflop. It’s probably the worst play I have ever made on the net preflop in terms of money and how bad my hand was. The only method to my complete madness was that I knew Sanex would go all in which would mean that the £980 that OOOa had put in would be dead and having put Sanex on AA I would only be about a 35%-40% dog to his hand. 000a called so I was deep in the mire.
Game #557541493: Omaha High Pot Limit (£10/£20) - 2005/04/13 - 10:21:33 (GMT)
Table "Harstad" Seat 6 is the button.
Seat 3: sanax (£5746.68 in chips)
Seat 5: MuckMuck (£8333.50 in chips)
Seat 6: 000a (£4215.76 in chips)
Seat 7: Milkybarkid (£1191.62 in chips)
Seat 8: moras (£980 in chips)
Milkybarkid: posts small blind £10
moras: posts big blind £20
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Milkybarkid [5s Kh 6c Qs]
sanax: raises to £70
000a: raises to £240
Milkybarkid: calls £230
sanax: raises to £980
000a: calls £740
Milkybarkid: raises to £1191.62 and is all-in
sanax: raises to £4574.86
000a: is all-in £3235.76
Returned uncalled bets £359.10 to sanax
----- FLOP ----- [Th 2h Jc]
----- TURN ----- [Th 2h Jc][8d]
----- RIVER ----- [Th 2h Jc 8d][Ad]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
sanax: shows [7d Qc Ah Ac] (Three of a kind, Aces, Jack high)
000a: shows [8s 7c 9c Ts] (A Straight, Jack high)
Milkybarkid: shows [5s Kh 6c Qs] (A Straight, Ace high)
000a collected £6048.28 from Side pot #1
Milkybarkid collected £3591.86 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot £9643.14 Main pot £3591.86 Side pot #1 £6048.28 Rake £3
Board [Th 2h Jc 8d Ad]
Seat 3: sanax lost
Seat 5: MuckMuck folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 000a (button) showed [8s 7c 9c Ts] and won (£6048.28) with A Straight, Jack high
Seat 7: Milkybarkid (small blind) showed [5s Kh 6c Qs] and won (£3591.86) with A Straight, Ace high
Seat 8: moras (big blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
I played in the £150 Pot Limit Rebuy’s in Luton on Monday and as one of the players said to me I must have run over a black cat on the way there. Was all in 4 times with the best hand and got beat each time…. still I’ve had some good luck in tournaments of late so was overdue a night like that.
I am going to play in the £1000 Main Event in Luton on Saturday which I am looking forward to.