Apparently durrrr had what he considered a showdown hand, based on his read, so he showed it down (i.e. he just called).
For a value raise to be correct here, you have to be confident you are ahead, AND that your opponent will call with worse hands, AND that you won't get bluffed off the best hand, AND that you won't pay off better hands.
That's a whole bunch of ANDs.
I am not good enough to know if calling was better than raising in nosebleed PLO...................but I do know that this is likely the thought process about the river raise.
i dont play ultra nose bleeds but I dont get why he thinks he should raise the river after the way the hand was played. maybe durrr thinks he would lead straights on the flop and after he checks and pots the turn and bets the river he has more full houses than straights?? and that straights are folding to a raise and worse 9s full hands don't pot the turn and he obv could have combo like 93 but its durrr and hes got reads or he is just clicking buttons. also i've called with over full on river before without noticing i had a fullhouse so it could just be a missclick.
this is pretty standard in PLO, most people questioning Durrrs play here simply dont play enough PLO, NO limit holdem strategy clearly does not apply in Omaha, and this isnt your regular home game were you can donk pot/repot with like the 8th nuts or something
and LOL @ Durrr owing Harrington an explanation, Durrr does not owe an explanation to him, why should he or anybody else for that matter have to give away stategy & clues every time someone cries foul, especially with money at stake
Unless Durrrr could see Harrington's hole cards and also knew that full tilt support randomly checked the mucked hole cards of high stakes players for anomolies e.g. folding the third nuts to a river bet.
Folding the third nuts would basically prove he was superusing whereas calling leaves it open to debate.
Only "realistic" way durrrr could see the hole cards would be if Full Tilt was in on it. Imo.
i've flatted the 3rd nuts in nl before.. i'm sure it happens more often than harrington's reaction would make it seem.. Sometimes you just know and/or you want to see your opponent's hand or something.
lol wtf, for how much controversy this hand seems to have drawn up, that's a pretty damn standard river flat
+1. I wouldn't raise this river against any semi-decent reg. I mean WTF is he supposed to be getting value from? T9's the only hand that's even remotely plausible to call with and it's going to fold the river a decent amount, not even to mention the fact that most T9 combos probably check turn too.