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Sure AAAx is not a great hand in Omaha because it rarely flops well and has very bad playability.

However, when you can get your full stack in preflop, playability becomes irrelevant and the only thing that matters is Equity. Equity wise you are doing just fine getting it in preflop with AAAx.

June 11, 2015 | 4:52 p.m.

Awesome, welcome Robin, glad to have you! I for one have been beat down by Betrob7 on the PLO100 zoom games many, many, many times. Can't wait to watch his videos!

Sept. 22, 2014 | 6:10 p.m.

Ya this is clearly a case of one of those times when he happened to win. Arizonababy nailed it on the head, did he not do the same thing this year? Or where was his 'power of intention' in the countless hundreds of tournaments he played and did not win?

Just supernatural nonsense very much in line with "the secret"

Totally agree with TheMightyJim, this kind of belief certainly might have manifested itself in his mental game/preparedness. However, the belief itself is inherently nonsense

Sept. 22, 2014 | 6:08 p.m.

Honestly, I feel like Vancouver might be the perfect place based on the things you've said. It's not amazingly hot all year round, but the weather is nice most of the year. There are beaches, and mountains close by. You said you like winter sports, it doesn't really snow in Vancouver but in Winter Time you are a stone's throw away from world famous ski destinations like Whistler. Beautiful city, I would at least come visit before you make a final decision! 

Another point I don't think you really touched on is Live poker. Probably not a huge concern for you, but Vancouver has a lot of casinos, a lot of live poker games, and some pretty good tournament series every now and then. Even if you are primarily an online player, it's nice to have those kind of options in your home city.

Plus the women are friendly and inviting :)

July 24, 2014 | 10:11 p.m.

Good luck Mush!

May 14, 2014 | 7:56 p.m.

Thanks a lot for all the responses everyone. Gives me a lot to think about, seems like there are some different opinions about what is the best line here, I guess I have to put some more thought into it. I think it probably largely depends on how well I know my opponent, and also how I think he perceives my range.


I see a lot of merit in checking behind the flop and/or turn. (and this actually made me realize im probably betting too much in these kind of spots overall, I certainly will consider the nuttiness of my hands/draws more before betting spots like this in the future.) However, I also feel like against some opponents It is criminal to miss value on the turn, and Shadowsurprise's post makes a lot of sense to me as well.


Anyway, I'll post the results when I get home tonight if anyone's interested. Thanks again everyone. 

April 16, 2014 | 3:26 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | 10:47 p.m.

Yes he does, and I think we just witnessed why lol


April 15, 2014 | 5:36 p.m.

Woah, now I can honestly say I didn't think Teddy Bruckshot would ever ever ever make an appearance in the RIO forums. Well played gametheory, well played

April 14, 2014 | 11:04 p.m.

It was PLO100 deep with ante. Bit sure why the hh converted like this, but ya I opened to 4x, 4$, but the hh seems to have doubled all the numbers like it was plo200 for some reason. Good point about checking back the flop with 2nd nut draws. I usually try to keep pressuring opponents when I can. In a spot like this I like to Cbet around 2/3 pot because I'm probably still calling a c/r 

April 7, 2014 | 5:25 a.m.

Hand History | Baidboy posted in PLO: PLO100 depp, 2nd nuts facing river shove
CO: CO: $191.20
BN: Hero: $437.88
SB: SB: $578.12
BB: BB: $729.88
HJ: UTG: $1099.16
Villain is a strong, aggressive reg. I know this because he is a regular contributor to the RIO PLO forums. I won't mention his name, but if he recognizes the hand and wants to add his two cents I would love to hear his thoughts.

HUD stats: (497 hands)

(flop) FCB 25%
(turn) FCB 50%

(also, its not super relevant but this hand was played at PLO100 deep, and all the stack/bet sizes are half of what this hand history says)
Preflop ($3.00) (5 Players)
Hero was dealt K 9 3 7
UTG folds, CO folds, Hero raises to $8, SB folds, BB calls $6
Think this is a fairly standard button open double suited
Flop ($17.00) Q J 5 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets $12, BB calls $12
Again I think this is a pretty standard Cbet, gutter+FD
Turn ($41.00) T (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets $24, BB raises to $112, Hero calls $88
Turn I feel like is a pretty mandatory Cbet, he can have so many hands that are not the nut straight after check calling the flop, worst case scenario if I get raised I have two flush draws (and know that this is a tough player who has raises in his range here that my str8 is still ahead of)
River ($265.00) 7 (2 Players)
BB bets $261.40
Brick the river.

So my thought process on the river is something like: I mean he could easily have the nut str8 here, obviously part of his range. However, I feel like lots of A-Ks are betting the turn on such a gross draw heavy double FD board, so I think that somewhat discounts the likelihood of having A-K.) Secondly, the river bet was a snap shove for full pot. My initial reaction was that it reeked of a bluff, I find at these limits this kind of snap bet full pot timing/sizing tell is usually pretty effective. My problem was against a really good player I knew he could be trying to use a reverse tell. Anyway, thoughts on all streeets? especially the river?


April 6, 2014 | 6:42 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on PT4 problem

You should contact poker tracker support chael. Or post on the poker tracker forums, I had some problems with mine awhile ago and they were very helpful in getting it resolved. There's a good chance they've seen problems like this before and they may have an easy, quick fix. 

April 4, 2014 | 1:50 p.m.

Thanks Nohubris, will do!

April 2, 2014 | 4:23 p.m.

Seriously bro? You only play 71 tables at a time? Weak.... :)

April 2, 2014 | 5:19 a.m.

Post | Baidboy posted in Chatter: Vanilla Mastercard Partypoker

Does anyone know if you can use Vanilla Mastercards on Party Poker? Ive used them many times on Pokerstars with no problem, but I was thinking of giving party poker a shot.



April 1, 2014 | 8:42 p.m.

Lol, like I said 'recreational' player ;)

April 1, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.

Well im far from a professional, but I think I have a pretty comfortable setup for recreational play:


April 1, 2014 | 3:52 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on Simply can't grind

Ya I can second that, I've lost countless thousands betting on every sport under the sun(mostly NFL), but I have a significant winning record in MMA too. Like sometimes it feels absurdly easy (last two times I went to watch a fight live in vegas we bet 5/5 main card fights and went 10-0.)

March 31, 2014 | 3:48 p.m.

March 26, 2014 | 11:13 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on Simply can't grind

This might not be a realistic option for you, but have you considered maybe playing some normal non-zoom games? I was struggling to learn PLO and losing consistently for about 140k hands (almost exclusively zoom) I was kind of a rakeback whore, trying to grind out Supernova while working full time and playing low stakes.

I was basically spilling money over that whole sample of 140k hands and it was driving me crazy really almost to the point of just quitting forever, because I've been consistently beating a 2-5 (very deep) live PLO game for 2-3 years, but I was just throwing money away at .50-100 online zoom.

Anyway, (after a very difficult internal dialogue)(I am borderline OCD with getting VPPs and supernova) I decided to give some normal(non zoom) games a shot. Lo and behold, for the first time in 140k hands I started winning, regularly.


Went off on a bit of a tangent there, anyway my main point was that switching out of zoom games made poker way more fun for me again. Fun like it used to be before I got into this ridiculous zoom grinding out points mode. I didn't realize it but zoom poker takes away all the things I find fun about poker. (meta game, table dynamics, etc) I know you mentioned autopilot a few times, for me switching to non zoom games automatically turned off the auto pilot, because I was playing poker again. Trying to find ways to win every hand, making loose calls on the button against bad players, 4 betting some speculative hands, just all kinds of new avenues open up outside of the zoom arena.


So maybe it might be beneficial for you to just quit the zoom temporarily and play some normal games to remind you why poker is such a fun and amazing game(did wonders for me)


March 26, 2014 | 11:07 p.m.

Sick bro, good luck moving up to 2/4

March 25, 2014 | 10:09 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on plo content?



March 20, 2014 | 8:23 p.m.

+1, its a ridiculous precedent to set. Where do you draw the line? You know how many wealthy businessmen participate in high stakes tournaments and cash games around the world. Well I guarantee a lot of them have had 'shady' if not outright criminal dealings at some point in their careers. Do we start banning them too? Believe me I have nothing but negative feelings towards these two guys, but as it stands, I think they have just as much right as anyone else to play.

I think Tom said it best, "if the want to spend hours in a hostile environment where everyone hates him, that's his perogative" I actually feel like its a moot point, because I honestly don't believe he has the balls to show up to the WSOP.

March 19, 2014 | 9:14 p.m.

Im from Canada, and at the risk of sounding like every other non-European soccer fan, I support Man Utd. To be fair, most of my mom's family lives in Manchester and I have been going there pretty much once a year(when I was young) or once every two years or so when I got older. So I do have a legitimate reason :) 

March 12, 2014 | 8:49 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on FTP vs Pokerstars

I think what carl is saying is that FTP's name/legacy is still tarnished from the whole black Friday debacle and the previous owners.

March 6, 2014 | 8:16 p.m.

Hmmm I think I also like the idea of bet folding 25-30$ here in theory. However, I feel like when these spots come up with this SPR at lower stakes(I play mostly PLO100) that lots of villains are just stacking off with any 1 pair because they think that this is the correct play when you flop a pair against obvious AAxx...


So in practice even though my plan is to bet fold small, when I get shipped on I can't help but wondering if this is one of those villains that is just trying to snap off my AAxx by shipping his 1 pair hands. Maybe I just have tunnel vision here, not sure if you guys feel the same way about some villains?

March 5, 2014 | 6:39 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on Girls are like poker?!

Feb. 28, 2014 | 6:34 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on RIO Gear?

Wow that's a beauty, love the black one too. I would buy both!

Although my local 1-2-5 live PLO game is so soft that I don't know if I should be 'educating' everyone about RIO lol

Feb. 21, 2014 | 11:19 p.m.

Comment | Baidboy commented on Playing paired boards

Wow those were great articles Zenfish, thanks! Paired boards are such a common spot and so difficult to play correctly for me. Your articles provide an awesome basis to build on, feel like I understand how to play this spot so much better already.


Feb. 21, 2014 | 5:17 p.m.

This happened in a live 1-2-5 PLO game a few months ago. Now to be fair, they guy in question isn't necessarily a fish. However, he does like to talk a big game, and tell all kinds of ridiculous stories. On the night in question, he was telling the table a story about the time he bubbled a live tournament in vegas and missed out on a $50,000 payday...He was incredibly adamant about it until I pointed out that even the Main Event of the WSOP pays around 20k for breaking the bubble... 

Feb. 20, 2014 | 6:11 p.m.

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