Halfway into level one and little to say, as was expected in Omaha. A few bust outs on other tables early, but on mine no-one's spazzing out with one pair just yet.
Around 650 players at present. No car-crashes to be seen thus far. Just won my first small pot, and still around starting stack. No heroics.
Just beat aces when I turned a straight with a flopped wrap and back door spades. Not a huge pot but still nicely on the average stack. Now 750 players signed up.
Up to 5000 chips. Value bet a straight on a flushed board against the only player I have pegged in the table as weaker then the rest. He had a set and paid me off anyway. Still tiptoeing.
Comfortably up to 6k with the 2nd nut flush getting a little river value from my opponent. Pretty sure I've got the image of someone only playing proper PLO starting hands, which at this stage is no bad thing. A few peoples stacks are already dwindling, so I'm just keeping in with the pack. The last PLO tournament I played I had monster draws that all vaporised once all the money was in. Even though PLO is about the draw more than the hand pretty often, still no need to go ballistic when people around are making tiny mistakes for me.
First break. My 4500 is 5500.
Ok cancel that first break posting of joy. Literally the final hand as I just typed that the following hand comes up. The car crash picture above is appropriate.
Ac Qc 5d 8d
Flop 7c 6c 4h
We get it in on the flop. Me with a set and a straight flush draw, him already with the made straight and the nut flush draw. The flush immediately hits and I'm out. Slightly in shock to be plodding along so well and then play a huge pot on the last hand of that level and suddenly be out.