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When Two Play the Same Game

An Omaha high-low lesson

by Michael Cappelletti |  Published: Apr 29, 2011

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In the early stages of a $110 buy-in pot-limit Omaha high-low tournament, in the small blind of 50, I picked up the A♦ 3♦ Q♥ 9♠. The other chip leader at our table (he and I each had about 6,000 in chips) made it 250 to go. Two other players and I called. A very nice flop for me hit the table, Q♣ 5♦ 2♦, giving me the nut-flush draw, the nut-low draw, and top pair. Normally, I would bet such a nice flop, on the theory that I really belonged in this pot (and to see who else was willing to pay to play). But the preflop raiser was very aggressive, and could absolutely be relied upon to bet. So, because of his very aggressive image, I checked to him, expecting that he probably would get more callers than I would. Sure enough, he bet 300, but one of ...


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