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Omaha Poker Strategy

Want to make the switch from Texas Hold’em to Omaha? Or just want to start playing PLO or Mixed Games? Our Omaha Poker Strategy start-up guide gives you all the fundamental tools you need to become a solid Omaha poker player.

You’ll not only find the basics of Pot-Limit Omaha, but also expert tips from some of the best Omaha Poker strategists. Including playing to the nuts, avoiding weak rundowns and more. Check out the articles here to start playing better Pot-Limit Omaha fast!

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Omaha Odds and Outs

Odds and Outs for Omaha Draws So as not to slow things down, I won't provide an exhaustive list of the standard Hold'em hands and draws here. If you don't know how many outs are in an open-ended straight draw, check out this article here. The Wraparound: A wraparound straight draw…

August 23rd, 2019 | 3 minutes to read
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PLO: The 5 Commandments

OK. So you’ve read the articles in this series and, ideally, played some hands to get a feel for the game. Where do you go from here?  Omaha is a difficult game to master. It’s…

August 21st, 2016 | 5 minutes to read
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Poker Tips from Pros: How to Plug Your PLO Leaks

I learned how to play Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) Hi/Lo in cash games. I also like playing in smaller buy-in tournaments as the fields are so much smaller than the No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) tournaments that…

December 18th, 2014 | 22 minutes to read
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How to Start and End with a Plan in Omaha

The easiest way to get better at Omaha is to start out from the very beginning with a plan. When you’re learning the game it’s best to overly simplify it down to “look to make…

May 1st, 2012 | 4 minutes to read
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You Need to Hit the Flop Hard in PLO

In Omaha your goal is to hit the flop hard. Just like we talked about in pre-flop play, you want to flop a good hand with something else to go with it. In reality, that doesn’t happen as often…

April 23rd, 2012 | 6 minutes to read
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Bad Hands Make PLO Impossible

Omaha doesn’t necessarily have a cookie-cutter formula for which hands to play and which not to play. It’s not as simple as that. You need to be able to evaluate each and every hand you’re dealt…

April 17th, 2012 | 4 minutes to read
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Don’t Overvalue Aces in PLO

Aces in Omaha are very tricky business. New Omaha players overvalue and overplay pocket aces way too often. In Omaha, pairs are rarely good at showdown. Omaha is a post-flop game and in deep-stacked Omaha…

April 9th, 2012 | 5 minutes to read
Why Avoid Weak Rundowns in PLO

In Omaha, you start every hand out with a plan to make the nuts. Rundowns (meaning four cards that are connected in sequence, like 6789) give you that chance and are among the strongest starting…

April 2nd, 2012 | 6 minutes to read
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How to Not Suck at PLO: Play Tight, Play in Position

In Omaha, pre-flop play matters slightly less than it does in Hold’em. That said, though, pre-flop is still very, very important. And, just like in Hold’em, folding weak hands pre-flop makes your decisions on later streets…

March 26th, 2012 | 7 minutes to read
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How to Not Suck at PLO: Play to the Nuts

Five years ago you’d be hard pressed to find a Pot-Limit Omaha game outside of Las Vegas or a few other cities. Now almost every poker room you step into has at least one PLO…

March 19th, 2012 | 3 minutes to read

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