Need some advise..

    • windar021
      windar021
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      Joined: 01.09.2012 Posts: 452
      Im new to Omaha and was reading Jeff Hwang`s book and was following it(Im not yet done reading it though).. the play was so tight and heard from a moderator that the book was for fullring(no wonder why).. and seeing a lot of players making loose play in short handed games(which was not describe on the book).. Now Im thinking to not continue reading but can anyone give me an idea of a good book for short handed PLOs..

      Thanks,
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    • Ribbo
      Ribbo
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      Joined: 25.06.2010 Posts: 6,157
      The problem with books, is soon as they are 5 years old, pretty much all of the information is close to worthless. Sure you can learn the statistical side of things from books, but they don't accurately reflect the current state of the game.

      Just talking on forums really is the best way to learn as you get specific answers to the stuff you need to know. I would finish reading the book, but then question everything you've read in it by discussing through the forum.
    • windar021
      windar021
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      Joined: 01.09.2012 Posts: 452
      great, then Im going to ask a lot of questions here tomorrow.. hope you can keep up.. :D thanks man..
    • Kyyberi
      Kyyberi
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      Joined: 09.07.2010 Posts: 10,546
      Hwang has 3 books. First one, Big Play Strategy is written for Full Ring and it describes how to get into a position where you freeroll your opponents (nuts vs nuts+redraw). The best part of the book is the explanations on what makes a good PLO hand. That is the single most detailed description, and strongly advice that all new PLO players read that section.

      Second book, Shorthanded Play, is written for 6max games. Hwang introduces a small ball style, and he has a lot of good and interesting concepts in there.

      Third book, LAG Style, isn't really about being LAG. It's normal TAG style in modern 6max PLO. That book has a lot of nice concepts too.

      PLO has evolved a lot since Hwang has played, and he has some pure mathematical flaws (like he doesn't understand why 77xx would want to shove JJ7 flop when someone raises). But in overall, they are nice books. Just use your own thinking and don't buy everything he says without a doubt.
    • RuiBouquet
      RuiBouquet
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      Joined: 21.03.2008 Posts: 1,838
      Incredible how he win all the hands in the examples he posted!!
    • ARMON26
      ARMON26
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      Joined: 22.03.2013 Posts: 1
      I recommend you start by reading, Secrets of short handed PLO by Rolf Slotboom and Rob Hollink, it offers excellent advice on 6-max PLO cash games.
      Very informative, Rolf Slotboom is very strong on his PLO analysis and advice.