How to Beat Common PLO Opponents – How Not to Suck at PLO Ep. 5

Published on 14 March 2016 by Pokerlistings 2282

If you're new to Pot-Limit Omaha it's important to pay attention to your opponents and adjust your strategy according to how they play. In the fifth and final episode of How Not to Suck at PLO, we break down the four most common player types, how to identify them and how to exploit them. The main things to think about are whether your opponents are loose or passive, and whether they're passive or aggressive. Loose players play tons of starting hands and they don't need good cards to get involved. Tight players only play when they have really good cards. Passive players don't dictate the action and just call instead of betting and raising while aggressive players take control of hands. By figuring out where your opponents fall on these two axes, you can make quick and broad changes to your strategy that will help you exploit their weaknesses and win more money at the poker table. Check out the video for details on each player type and what to do when you find yourself in a pot against them. Another important way to categorize your opponents is by skill. Especially if you're a beginner, you can make things really easy on yourself by focusing on playing lots of pots with the weaker players at the table, and avoiding confrontations with the players you think are more experienced. Check out the video for more in-depth information, and a handy chart to help you quickly profile your opponents.