Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Monster

Jeff Hwang's "Big Play Strategy" teaches us to play hands in Omaha that we would be willing to back up with our stack should we flop just right.  Nut draws with redraws to bigger hands.

In my experience, these hands don't come all that often.  I've joked that Hwang wrote two books on something that happens less often than flopping top set in Holdem.  The premium hands don't come that often, and when they come, they don't hit the monster flop that often.

I finally hit one tonight - a hand I was willing to back up with my stack.  My opponent had flopped even harder - middle set with a king high flush draw.  Despite waiting all that time for my monster, I was a 2:1 dog.  Keep on smiling.

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