My PLO experience and a window of opportunity allowed me to play Dr. Pauly's
PLO tournament yesterday. Semi-luckboxed my way to a second-place finish. Ran well and (ahem) think I played pretty well. I was down a big chunk at the start of HU, but quickly crippled chitwood with a set of 7s v A-A (all-in on the flop), but then doubled him up with K-K v A-A.
He chipped back up some more, but I still had the lead when we got it AI on the turn when the jack gave him a set and me Broadway. The river paired the board, putting me in bad shape. It ended a short time later with short-end of the straight v his big end. At Pauly's thoughtful suggestion when he pimped the tournament initially, I gave a portion to the Haiti Fund, which PS matched.
I had plans to head to Dave's for the weekly CPMG tournament and $3/$6 8 game but the tourney took longer than I anticipated and I had promised to make pizza for supper. I could have made it in time to buy in around the 3rd level, but while the mind was willing, the body felt sluggish. It's nearly an hour drive and I typically find myself walking in the door around 5 a.m. Instead, I entered the $27.50 and $3 rebuy on Stars. Bottom money in the rebuy and 42nd in the $27.50 (1,300+ runners).
And, fr some insanely stupid reason, I decided to fire up a .50/$1 PLO table after I'd made the money in the $27.50. I was tired and knew I wasn't sharp. It didn't take long for me to spew a little over a full buy-in when I repopped a solid player with A-A-x-x and repopped him again on a 10-high flop. He held A-10-10-x. How fucking stupid of me.
I still have much to learn about PLO. I'm too tight and too passive for 6-max, limping and calling way too much. My reading skills have improved some, but I still too often don't know where I am in hands. It's been costing me.
For the time being, I'll continue playing what I think is a lower variance kind of game until I figure out how to correctly ramp up the aggression. I managed to do it playing 6max LHE and I'm hoping that I can figure out PLO as well.
But I need some knowledge first. This seat-of-the-pants approach is not working. It's time to hit the books (and the forums).