Pot Limit Omaha, colloquially known as Omaha or PLO in the poker community, is another great variant of the skill-based mind game of poker. While Texas Hold’em and Omaha have certain basic similarities, the brothers from the same mother have their differences too. Omaha further sprouts variants of its own, however, today we shall focus on 4 Card Pot-Limit Omaha.
In case, you still need help understanding the basic structure of a 4 card PLO game, we’ve got you covered:
With the basics in place, it’s time to scratch those grey cells and sharpen those skills. For all those wondering, playing Omaha on PokerBaazi this month can be equally rewarding.
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Players can win from a collective prize pool of 60LAC that will be divided into 3 equal parts of 20LAC each over the course of this promotion. All leaderboards and prize pools will reset every 2 weeks offering you multiple chances to win big.
Also, PLO leaderboards will include both 4-Card & 5-Card PLO games so that you can play either variants to rank. Low-stakes leaderboards will feature 50 paid positions and mid-stakes will have 30 paid positions for each game.
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- Leaderboard 1: 5th – 18th October
- Leaderboard 2: 19th October – 1st November
- Leaderboard 3: 2nd – 15th November
PLO: LEADERBOARDS FOR LOW & MID STAKES
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Mid Stakes (10/25 and 25/50 Blinds)
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This month, these tips with the right number of clicks can ship some great rewards your way!
Know what to play
Whether it’s raising or folding, the structure of a PLO game requires you to pay close attention to the cards that make up your starting hand. It’s always good to have a healthy mix of:
- High cards > low cards
- Connectors JT98 > QT89
- Suits: At least one suit K high to A high (without blocking your own chances of hitting that flush)
Acting last certainly helps you define your opponent’s range better because in a game of PLO, it’s hard to make hands. The position certainly helps you in a heads-up pot when you check and it gets easier for you to wager and take it down.
Folding makes you money in PLO!
A game of PLO has you calling pre-flop and the flop with a probability of that big hand. In a game of hold’em, you might just hold good, however, in a game of 4 card PLO, it might not be a great hand.
For example: You have KH Q 5H 7 flush draw + gutty on a J 4 8 2h board. When you do win, you win a small pot but chances are when you play a big pot, you’ll very often run into a bigger draw and or just draw dead. So, when you wager in PLO, ask yourself are better hands folding and worse hands calling, if true, then wager.
Money Management is crucial
In a game of hold’em, a cushioning of 50-100 buy-in bankroll might suffice since the variances are a lot lower. However, in 4 Card Pot Limit Omaha, you need a lot more cushioning considering hand equities are much closer. It’s good to have a daily 5 buy-in stop loss for PLO, remember a bad day and a bad mind frame can be detrimental here.