Effective PLO strategies even some of the pros don’t know
By Bob Garcia
Playing Pot-Limit Omaha means shifting gears for those used to Texas Hold’em
Winning big money in Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) can become a difficult task, especially if you are just getting started in this poker variant. Having strategies at hand will always be an important key to success since from this, you can overcome your opponents. There are many PLO pros out there today, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have their strategy notebook full. This is why learning the following three strategies could give you a big advantage over them.
What makes these strategies particularly valuable is that most PLO pros don’t pay enough attention to them, which means that if you manage to implement them properly, there’s no one who can stop you.
First, make sure you lead on the flop as well as in the small blind after calling preflop. This strategy may not be entirely foreign to those who have experience in No-Limit Hold’em, as they will be used to controlling the preflop aggressor with your full range even if you are out of position. At a PLO table, you will sometimes find yourself with a range advantage as the preflop caller, and that advantage can be exploited to the fullest by leading.
Then, remember to always try to adjust your c-bet frequency against opponents who don’t have a range lead. In case you are up against an opponent who never usually leads the preflop aggressor, then it is advisable to tone down your c-bet frequency. This is essentially because a player who never leads will have a stronger control range than a player who does.
And lastly, try to always bet the pot (or all-in) on brick turns after the 3-bet preflop and check-call on the flop. The brick is a card that does not change the texture of the board. If implemented properly, you will notice how your pockets will start to fill with money, money that comes from even the most professional PLO players.