Happiness is hitting a river 1-outer in an online PLO game to get unstuck after losing two buy-ins in less than 45 minutes.
It feels dirty but oh so good.
On the turn it looked like this (I’m Player 1, in the big blind, with a stack of 180 BBs):
We were 3-handed and there was no pre-flop raise. I flopped a full house, bet pot (which was only 3 BBs at that point), and both called. On the turn, the small blind – by far the most aggressive player at the table – led out with a pot-sized bet. Wary (and thinking about changing the name of this blog to “They Always Have It and You Don’t”), I flatted. Then the button, a much more passive player, made a pot-sized raise. SB called.
Me? I almost shoved right there, ’cause why not light the rest of my money on fire when I know, in my heart of hearts, the button has KQ?
I should fold. But I’m not that good at PLO and probably never will be. Maybe a miracle will happen in the form of the case ten.
BANG BANG! T♠ on the river.
Small blind checks, I ship it, and the button (Player 2) calls for slightly less.