Traveling about the world has allowed me to play a little online poker that isn’t really allowed in the States. While in Thailand, I was able to join an online site and, fortunately, I can play in Latvia as well. After all, we are here for two weeks, I’ll need to get a little gamboool on!
Fifteen years ago, online poker was the easiest money ever. Today, it’s a bit more difficult. Mainly, because every figured out how to play Holdem or either went broke. My online game of choice has been Omaha Hi Lo. And the players are terrible! The games are 6max and most of the time only 3 or 4 handed, which I love. The following hand was a gem. Enjoy!
I do apologize that my poker replay software that I use for Holdem hands doesn’t support Omaha or Omaha hi lo. Well, it would, if I wanted to spend another $100. For now, you’ll just have to read the text. Sorry!
3-handed PLO8, $0.5/$1, effective stacks are $100.
Fish open on the button to $2.50. I raise to $7 with AA38. Big blind, who has been fairly nitty, calls, fish calls.
Pot is $21. Flop is 648. Checks around. Had Fish and I been heads-up, I’m potting this every time. The big blind had me worried. Even though I block A2, it’s still out there. Plus, three ways, my one pair isn’t really favored, espeically since we have no diamonds (blue cards). Once it checks around, I feel very safe that A2, 35, 57, and A5 are all not available. And the turn makes me feel even safer.
Pot is $21. Turn is 2, bringing a board of 6482, and giving me the nut-low and a pair of Aces for hi. I pot it. Big Blind folds, fish calls.
Pot is $63. River is 6, making the final board 64826. I pot it. Fish calls. I scoop. His cards weren’t shown. The way he was playing he could’ve had King or Queens. Who knows. But ship it!!
It’s been a nice day in Riga. Hot chocolate, caramel pastries, and a few winning poker sessions. I’m not sure if our chicken soup will ever get done though!