just that back then people c-bet bigger thus checked middle pairs more often than now, given the small sizing nowadays people are c-betting their entire range (not the case in this live cash game I assume)
so as the caller, middle pair pairing gave you a range advantage, not the case versus small flop c-bets
As a winning online PLO player my eyes are bleeding. I wonder how much time Tricket has had to spend practicing keeping a straight face through hands like this. That was one of the most absurd poker hands I've ever seen.
(For readers: PLO hand which had straight and flush available on river, bottom set c/r'd river for value and got paid off by top and bottom 2p)
Is this game going to keep running more days? It should have its own thread
and how is this game going on THREE HANDED? People would pay seven figures to get a seat in that game