I arrived 4.5 hours late to LV thanks to Northworst airlines sending out my connection with 9 of us that got in late due to what the pilot called paperwork issues. I sprinted to my gate to see the plane being pushed back. Not good times. But I get to the IP about 1:00 AM and win about $25.00 in 1-2.
Saturday I went to Venetian to play some 4-8 Omaha 8. I get some good cards and scoop enough times to leave up a little over $200.00. Tight pre-flop hand selection was key after that the hands play themselves. No memorable hands just betting out my winners. Saturday night I play 1-2 NL at IP again hoping to find the supersoft games I hear about but the players were better than I thought. I lose about $90.
Sunday I go back to the V for more 4-8 O8. Here's where it gets fun. In a 1/2 kill hand I have KsJsJxxx and I am in last position on the flop. Flop is J48 2 clubs and a spade. There are I think 6 of us in the unraised pot. There's a bet and all calls. The Turn brings a 2s. Bet raise fold fold call call raise raise call call cap call call call. I may have the order a little wrong but 4 of use each had $60 in from the turn bets alone. I am praying that my set of Jacks holds up to the the river but I really want the board to pair. The river is a 9d. I have a straight to sweat out but I think I am good unless someone has A3TQ. Bet raise call and me all in for $23 Call. My high was good and they all 1/6'ed the low. I pulled back $217 pre-tip for the high half. It was crazy! I have never seen a 4/8 limit pot get that big. I left up about $100. From there I went to the mixed game at the IP. I opened it at 7 and closed it at 6:30. I lost about $350.00. It was still fun and I couldn't draw anything. I had a 6 high Badugi and a 76432 for my baduci hand and was scooped by the nut 2-7 and a 5 high badugi. That hand cost over $50 by itself.
Monday was more of the same daytime O8 at the V adn nighttime 1-2 at IP. I lost both ways when none of my up and down straight draws could ever get home in O8. In 1-2 the only notable hand I had 44. 6 limpers ot the flop of A48. The small blind bet he had about $100 behind and I had in covered. I call. Turn is another A to fill me. He bets I call. River is a blank. I put him all in. He rolls A4 for a better full house. I would have considered a raise pre flop but the button in this hand liked to re-raise and I didn't want to risk stacking off on the coin flip.
I think going back and forth from O8 to 1-2 was starting to mess me up. I felt like my 1-2 play became very weak and I started to chase draws like it was limit.
Overall it was a lot of fun even though I lost for the trip. I think next time I'll only play O8 and leave 1-2 to other people. I'll play the mixer again though.