Plo

    • Joshua13
      Joshua13
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      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 22
      Hi,

      I just started played PLO, and I came across a strange hand here.


      PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      BB ($3)
      UTG ($5)
      MP ($9.72)
      CO ($5)
      Button ($16.36)
      Hero (SB) ($9.59)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, 6, 4, 7
      3 folds, Button calls $0.05, Hero calls $0.03, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.15) 10, Q, 5 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, Button bets $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, 1 fold

      Turn: ($0.45) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      River: ($0.85) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35

      Total pot: $1.55 | Rake: $0.07


      Regardless how I played this hand, why is this not a split pot? as we both have a king high straight?
  • 10 replies
    • Joshua13
      Joshua13
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      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 22
      Button had [7c Qd 9h Jd]
    • Joshua13
      Joshua13
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      You have to use 2 holecards i guess? :f_cool:
    • DarkNeo1
      DarkNeo1
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      Lol perhaps you should learn the rules before you start playing, hu for rollz? lol
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
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      Indeed, as our members have pointed out.

      One of the key differences in Omaha and Texas Hold'em is that in Omaha you MUST use exactly 3 cards from the board and two of your holecards.

      Regards,
      Richard
    • Joshua13
      Joshua13
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      hehe I wanted to check it out I'm playing micro stakes so no worries ;)

      But from the looks of it can be profitable, you have to be ready for a lot more bad beats then in holdem i think
    • gadget51
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      The other beginner I rule would advise is; 'Dont call an all in or a pot bet on the river without the nuts.'

      This applies as far as I am concerned, up to Omah25 6 max
      ok? Never forget this...ever, er most times :) .

      Regrads,

      Mal.
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
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      Variance is huge in PLO, but it can be very profitable when you learn it well.
    • Joshua13
      Joshua13
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      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 22
      thank you for the advice =)

      I'll try playing plo a little on the side.

      It seems exciting because there is always a lot of action and when you do hit nuts you get payed off e lot of the times no?
    • 1984ioc
      1984ioc
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      Joined: 16.07.2011 Posts: 712
      @ frank or gadget.

      Decided to have a mess around on 0.02/0.04 tonight just to get a feel for the game.Never played it before besides a few mess hands with friends.Obviously won't be playing it properly (that's if i decide to) unless i study it etc. for a while but few noob questions i would like to ask if ye don't mind.

      The pots are usually contested between alot more people then NL and found myself waiting to the river until i could really figure out what to do.Is luck a bit more of a factor here than in NL due to the pots usually being contested by more people?

      And you know the way they say in Holdem you should really only play 1/6 hands,is there a similar thinking to PLO?

      TIA,

      ioc
    • Joshua13
      Joshua13
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      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 22
      It's harder to play preflop because really strong hands in HE like AA, KK are impossible to play postflop because your opponents will easily have strong flush and straight draws or have hit sets etc..

      I think in the beginning its better to try and play cheap flops with a lot of hands and when you hit monsters you throw in the money and get called a lot of the time.