Saturdays with Dr Pauly
I managed to convince some people that I can play PLO this weekend, thanks to a second place finish in my first SWDP attempt. This is all the more remarkable because my brain was well on the way to a white wine marinade by the time we hit the first break. My friends were round for our now regular Saturday night dinner and ActionRich was cooking, because I was too tired and grumpy to do it myself. Twister was babysitting the game for me when I needed to do refills.
At some stage in the game with 2 tables left I think I had twice as many chips than anyone else left in, when we reached the FT I still had the lead. That all changed when my trip tens ran into zeems trip kings, the money went in on the flop and I missed the backdoor flush draw to double him up. I was still healthy but no longer able to bet with abandon. Zeem, StB and I were the final three. StB took out Zeem and we were headsup with StB having around a 40k - 15k lead over me.
I figured at this point that aggression and was my best hope. I raised any pair, and most of the paint I was dealt. StB didn't like my raises and I got back to level, maybe even ahead a little. Then the luck turned in his favour and he rebuilt the lead over me so that going into the final hand he had a 47k - 10k lead. Dr Pauly was recording the details ;
"TanOrpheus raised to 6,000. StB re-raised to 18,000 to put TanOrpheus all in. TanOrpheus called as StB said, "PLO8 hand."
StB showed Ah-5d-4h-3h. TanOrpheus was ahead with Ac-Kd-Qd-Jc.The board ran out 9d-8c-4s-3d-8s. StB won the pot with two pair and knocked out TanOrpheus in second place."
I really enjoyed the game. I ran good, hit some big hands. Made one big laydown (which was to a bluff but it was a smart bet) and think PLO is definitely a game I should play more often.
Congrats to StB for a game well played !
Thanks Dr Pauly for setting it up, I hope to be able to play again next week.