Top Ten Micro Stakes Plo Leaks

    • JonikoP
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      Here are what seem to me to be the top ten micro stakes leaks in PLO (I suffer from most of them). Interested to know if people agree or have any to add (I'm sure I missed a lot).

      Is anyone interested in setting up a concept of the week thread where someone writes a short piece on each of these topics to kick off a discussion every couple of weeks?

      1. You don't have solid enough starting hand selection.

      2. You play too many hands out of position.

      3. You play too passively both pre-flop and post-flop.

      4. You don’t three bet enough and 3-bet at the wrong times.

      5. You don’t understand the maths of equity and SPR.

      6. Your seat selection is bad.

      7. Your bet sizing is poor.

      8. You don’t pay enough attention to your opponents tendencies.

      9. You tilt.

      10. You play AAxx badly.
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    • Kyyberi
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      I have actually made a video series about 10 most common mistakes in micro plo, and the list is:

      - overplaying big pairs and dominated hands (preflop hand selection)
      - pot odds (understanding)
      - slowplaying big hands
      - being afraid of big pots
      - being afraid of getting bluffed
      - turning made hand into a bluff
      - leveling
      - bet sizing
      - missing value (bad bet sizing or line selection)
      - position (not understanding the power of position)

      and bonus: not improving

      Maybe some day they are in english too, either in videos or articles. You never know. :)
    • JonikoP
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      I'd love to see that in English! :f_confused:
    • dydukas
      dydukas
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      The articles are just enough readable if you translate them using google translate. Videos is another story.. :(
    • Kyyberi
      Kyyberi
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      I have a feeling that google translator isn't very useful in poker term filled finnish :)
    • Jackalof
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      4. :f_mad:

      Can be a winning player with 0% 3-bet in PLO micros.
    • JonikoP
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      Can be a winning player with 0% 3-bet in PLO micros.


      You can be, but not 3-betting is a leak right?
    • Kyyberi
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      I agree that in micros you can be a good winning player with 0% 3bet.

      In my opinion it is best to start with 0% 3betting (of course aces are shipped when possible). Light 3betting without the good understanding of the game is way bigger leak than never 3betting. And there are MANY micro players who are spewing money as they 3bet all kinds of trashy hands, just because it is "cool" to 3bet a lot.