PLO for Beginners - Part 4

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The final part of our beginners PLO series introduces turn and river play through the review of some sample hands.


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Comments (26)

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  • FishermansFriend


    Enjoy the last part of our PLO series!

    Please keep the comments in English!
  • ever220


    Very useful
  • gadget51


    Exactly what was needed, superb and ty. More of this postflop stuff for us newbs...please? :)
    I do find that 'protecting' my hand at these micro-levels is nearly as impossible as in FL though, as you saw with the 666 hand! Lol.
  • hjkhjk


    Good stuff.

    Lisa was great - again. Magic.
  • bankrollmanagment


    It is the same rules for MTT PLO?
    nice hands. intresting spots.
  • Benzly


    Very interesting and good video! compared with the other 3 part,this is much more helpfull for me, than the other parts. It helps, when we can see the wohle play. Thanks, great work.
  • delorre


    More vids like this! Real nice stuff.
  • Knien12


    This is a nice vid

    Next time, please don't move around with the mouse so much. It's destracting.
  • Huckebein


    @8: Thanks! Regarding the mouse: you are totally right :( I didn't realize it at all during the video. Next time i'll try my best (without mouse) :)
  • martojo124


    thanks a lot! im really enjoying PLO, been playing the last 2 days and am up about 25 bucks on 1,2 cent blinds the trick is to just wait for the nuts and get all of your money in only then.

    I had the luck to get quads twice and get 2 people all in (on pokerstars the stacks are 5 dollars)

    Its a lot of fun to mix it up with NLHE every now and then.

    Again thanks!
  • Kogtistiy


    Hi, Huckebein :)
    There are some questions for you from Russian community:
    "1) Is there any quicker way to count outs in PLO? Sometimes it's hard to count all of them, while playing at 4 tables.
    2) How long have you been playing before you reached high stakes in PLO?
    3) 32:50 looks like a bad call. Our opponent is unlikely to have two pair, it definitely looks like a value-bet. Is it possible not to make such calls against any player? It just doesn't seem right and +EV."
  • Huckebein



    1)There is no easy way to count the outs, but there are several types of draws with certain amount of outs. In general you get a feeling for your equity and your outs with some experience. It is always hard to judge though, since you usually have to discount some outs due to possible flushes or fullhouses. Anyway here is a short overview:

    Gutshot Straight Draw – 4 Outs – Example: A-3-9-T on a flop of 2-5-8

    Open Ended Straight Draw – 8 Outs – Example: 3-4-Q-Q on flop of 5-6-K

    Inside Broadway Draw – 9 Outs – Example: 8-10-J-K on flop of 7-Q-A

    Big Straight Draw – 12 Outs – Example: 7-9-J-Q on flop of 2-8-10

    13 - Card Wrap Draw – 13 Outs – Example: 5-6-8-9 on flop of 4-7-K

    17- Card Wrap Draw – 17 Outs – Example: 10-9-6-3 on flop of 8-7-K

    20- Card Wrap Draw – 20 Outs – Example: 10-9-6-5 on flop of 8-7-3
  • Huckebein


    @11: 2) I played PLO for 1 year before moving up to 5/10.
  • Huckebein


    @11 3) This really depends on reads. It probably is a bad call against some opponents, but some players will bluff this kind of boards when they put you on AA**. But I agree that this is not a nobrainer call at all. But we checked behind the flop, so our range looks weaker than it actually is. Since I assume that he puts on a range, that doesnt like the 568 board, he will bet his entire range, even with K+flush draw. On the river, we beat all kind of 2 pair and Kings.

    If he has the straight on the turn and bets with the nuts, then he should be scared of the pairing board on the river. But is it a tough spot, that needs reads. Since he was really active and aggressive, I chose to call, but it is close anyway.
  • Athina76


    Hi Huckebein, thanks for the amazing video! :) I have a question about the hand you won with AAAJJ against your opponent's underfull. You say he played badly but I'm sure I would have done the same mistake, so I need some explanation ^^ That was a pretty drawy board and he just had bottom set, so don't you think the best line could be to call and see what happens? It seems that the real mistake was calling your final bet, but you could have bet until that point with, for instance, a (busted) draw and something like a pair of A. Anyway, would you really have folded a reraise on turn (or flop) with your hand? I agree he was too passive, but pretty unlucky too. Thanks again :)
  • Huckebein


    #15: His line has no merit at all. You almost say it yourself: if you downcall, you won't get value out of draws or worse hands. My range consists here not only of higher sets, but decent draws and even top2 I would probably not lay down on that board.

    As played, he almost has to call the river as well, otherwise (knowing that he even folds a fullhouse) you could bluff him off his hand with busted draws.

    Of course this depends always on the gameflow, but I was pretty agressive at the table and he would have brought it in ahead.

    Instead of doing this kind of guessing game, losing his stack anyway and allowing me to play my hand perfectly, he should put me in a difficult spot and raise it up. Of course he got unlucky on the river, but there were a ton of cards he wouldn't have liked, which favors a raise latest on the turn even more.
  • Fush


    I definitely agree with raising a smaller set in that turn. If you only call you give for draws a freecard and you don´t know where your hand is on river if the board pairs.

    Early position range here is more likely 2pairs+straigth and flushdraws. Sometimes a bigger set but it´s a headsup pot so it´s less likely. Rasing something like 15$ you get more information also.

    This deep it´s hard to push your top2 and flushdraw so if opponent pushes in this spot againts your set I would say he has bigger set (unless he is very aggro). Draws will call cause they have odds to call.
  • duder1n0


    Excellent series, very good stuff, thank you!
    It would be great to see even more material on PLO for beginners like me... :)
  • ZeroDegrees


    Thanks a lot for the series Huckebein!
    But about the mouse, it's unwatchable here. A hippy from the 60's still at it would seem calm in comparison;). May go crazy watching all?! Still, thankful for the rest. I strongly suggest you redirect it somehow.
  • moveon123


    very good Lisa thank you
  • tokyoaces


    At the end of Hand 3 Lisa says something like, "That was Hand 4 now let's look at the next hand." Don't be fooled into looking for the missing hand. :)
  • dan1802


    wtf, i paid several hundred bucks to learn this stuff the hard way over months.
    and it was all here for free
  • Rendell53


    enjoyed the vid , it moves a little fast ,but i loved the content , it was clear and i got it , well done
  • JohnCenaFA


    Thanks for the vid. Its good for suck players as me.
  • deralte71


    Nice intro videoes
  • rogue34


    38:15 Lisa says it would be a fold or at least not a raise on the flop if he has a set. I think that with those pot odds we cannot fold. Am I right?