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Home Game, full table, incredibly good action. Not one tricky/creative player in the lineup, most people play bad, call too much, draw to non nut hands, draw on paired boards to flushes, call pre with any pair trying to hit sets...dream game. Horse is new to PLO, trying to get him to crush in this soft lineup.

Game is structured this way: straddle on button 15 to 25, and no blinds. PLO 10 handed LIVE game. Buy-in: 1000 min, max, most players sit 3-5k deep.

Hand 1;
Hero: 2300 Jc10c9h9s
Hero is UTG+3, limp calls open for 100. Flop is seen 7 ways.
Flop: 6d7d9s
Flop Action: Checks through to button, fires 500, (3000 behind), now on hero, 2 players fold to us, we have 2100, 4 players remain behind to act.
What is best plan for this situation?

Hand 2:
Hero 4200; AcAh3cKh
Hero opens Preflop to 150, flop is taken 3 ways, hero is in middle position.
Seating in Order and Chip Stacks. Player A: 5500, Hero: 4200, Player B 4300. Both opponents are loose, parlay see 75% flops...no joke.
Flop: As7h8c.
Checks to hero, leads for 400, flatted by both opponents.
Turn: As7h8c, 9s. Pot: 1685
Action: Player A opens for 1200.
Remarks: What is best plan here for our hero? Is it correct to fold?

Thanks for opinions/analysis/insight!

Nov. 12, 2015 | 11:13 a.m.

Too deep, agree with flatting. Raising puts us in a situation where we fold out worse and get called by better. 40BB is heaps in live WPT's. No need to panic or spazz.

Feb. 11, 2015 | 4:55 a.m.

Thanks Raphael, Def could have played a couple hands slower after dinner.  But I am by no means a tournament specialist.  thanks for the input as well mr. sneeze. 

Aug. 24, 2014 | 9:54 a.m.

Post | rpark14 posted in MTT: WSOP Main Event Hand, day 6

This hand crippled me in the Main Event.  It happened with 38 players remaining. I started the hand with 40BB or so. Politano cruised his way to the FT it seemed building momentum after this pot.  Best of luck to him at the November 9.

Starting Stacks
Bruno 7.5 Million
Robert 4.2 Million

Bruno Politano opened the pot with a raise to 250,000 only to have Robert Park three-bet him to 575,000 from the cutoff.

Politano made the call and then checked the  flop with Park continuing for 675,000. Politano made the call, and then both players checked the  on the turn before the  landed on the river.

Politano pushed out a bet of 1.2 million and Park snap-called.

Politano tabled his  for trips as Park flashed his  for top two pair before mucking and slipping to 1.8 million. Politano is now up to 10.4 million in chips.

1.  Please critique the hand as played.
2.  Was the 3b sizing preflop too small for this stage of the tournament.
Any other insight is welcome and appreciated. 
Thanks for input.

Aug. 20, 2014 | 4:29 a.m.

Extremely loose call each street.  Turn call bad, only drawing at diamonds, very unlikely straight is ever good, if other players called turn boat outs likely dead too.  Prefer u 3bet pre, possibly get HU pre vs donkey, helps define your ranges better, makes donks play bigger pots OOP.

May 26, 2014 | 8:01 p.m.

Clicked reply too soon.  Flatting pre isn't bad either, probably better considering your opponents hand ranges will be much more defined post flop in this scenario with 2 short stacks and a deep fish.  Hard to make a huge mistake post flop in this spot assuming you have decent reads on opponents.  Sizing to 500 to induce a raise is a disaster in the described line up.  Fish tend to call off, rarely 4, plus the short stacks will likely get in pre anyhow. IMO, games like this fish play so poorly post flop and allow you to realize full equity often, no need to spike up variance and blow pots up pre when they are relatively short.

May 26, 2014 | 7:50 p.m.

Agree with FH here.  No brainier ship spot if you choose to limp/raise full pot based on SPR.  Basically flipping with btn

May 26, 2014 | 7:40 p.m.

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