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  15-Feb-13, 10:59   #1
PLO help! 0 
bullettooth1 

Joined: Mar '11
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Hey all.
So as you may or may not know I'm relatively new to Omaha. I don't think I'm "too" bad at it (I'm definitely not good) I'm fine when it comes to knowing the good hands to play. Like AK10j double suited and stuff but i need some help with the mediocre hands.
Should i be playing mediocre hands? or are the hands i consider mediocre really mediocre?
I'm talking about hands like K Spade Q Diamond 10 Heart 6 Diamond or A Spade J Club 4 Heart 5 Heart or even hands with all the same suit but with all high cards.
I normally fold all of these types of hands but am i missing out on some value by not playing them?
We all know those great hands don't come along too often.

So should i be waiting for those good hands and play them strongly (like I'm doing) or should i be trying to get in cheaply with mediocre hands?
Also is playing four big cards when non of them are suited the right thing to do?

Thanks in advance all.

Good luck on and off the felts Thumbs Up

     
  15-Feb-13, 12:21   #2
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
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Posted by bullettooth1:
or should i be trying to get in cheaply with mediocre hands?

i think this is the key- if u can get in cheaply, and with the position, then why not, after-all omaha is a game of nuts- and nuts can be made not only with high cards...plus lots of hands are won just putting a decent pressure on your opponent when u'r in position... so u can mix it up a bit, it will make your game less predictable...thats just my opinion though- gl at drilling omaha Thumbs Up

     
  15-Feb-13, 12:32   #3
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bullettooth1 

Joined: Mar '11
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thanks for that pochui. i think i definitely need to be mixing it up a bit. Thumbs Up

     
  15-Feb-13, 15:13   #4
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Jibberish 

Joined: May '11
Location: Canada
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i wouldnt play those unless i know someones on tilt and they'll pay me off or if i have devious plans for donk/cbetting it and taking it down on a dry or super wet flop, youd be surprised how often you get into a pot and say 882 or 3 cards of 1 suit come up and u can have absolutely none of it but a half pot sized bet will go thru 2-3 people, best part is the bet only has to work i think its 1 outta 3 times to be a break even play, but remember its usually not best to fire on the turn if you get called Blink

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position is very important in plo also, it can win u some extra bets and give u opportunitys to raise when if they had the button they wouldve just called and it happens frequently much more then hold em. dont underestimate the donkbet though leading into the raiser can win a lot of money if you pick ur spots wisely

     
  15-Feb-13, 15:24   #5
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uhhcallmi 

Joined: Mar '12
Location: Netherlands
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omaha a game of nuts and guts...maybe you should try the freerolls on pokerstars for weekly round 2 tickets...

many omaha freerolls, with 7000+ players...this will definetely help you in inproving your PLO game..


at least you can have a cheap shot at learning/experiencing which hands you should play or not play

on fulltilt also there's a horse tournament freeroll...150$ total prizemoney..


the more pokergames you know ,the better you get in all of them.

good luck

     
  15-Feb-13, 15:30   #6
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bullettooth1 

Joined: Mar '11
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thanks for the replies so far. i really appreciate them Thumbs Up
I keep looking for the Omaha freerolls on stars but they are always on when i can't play them lol.

     
  15-Feb-13, 20:25   #7
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
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It really depends on what type of game you play, if you play cash games and you have a bit of history with that player you could almost play any hand if you know that person folds on a flop cbet Big Smile

On a tournament or sng my advice would be to play tight since a bad move can cost your the tournament...

     
  16-Feb-13, 06:48   #8
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Zen1004 
Joined: Apr '12
Location: Korea, Republic of
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Posted by bullettooth1:
thanks for the replies so far. i really appreciate them Thumbs Up
I keep looking for the Omaha freerolls on stars but they are always on when i can't play them lol.


The Omaha freerolls at Pokerstars have even more donks than NL holdem. It's quite common for the entire tables to be all-in before the flop. If you can get survive long enough though play starts to get better.

     
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