The best books to read to learn how to play Pot-Limit Omaha

The best books to read to learn how to play Pot-Limit Omaha

These options come highly recommended for those wanting to improve at PLO

Although there are a wide variety of books on an infinite number of things these days, you’d be surprised how limited they are when it comes to Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO). However, those that are available to players who really want to succeed in this variation of poker can find it a very useful tool. There are a few books that offer a solid foundation, no matter what your level of PLO experience is.

The first one to consider is the one written by Jeff Hwang over 12 years ago, called Pot-Limit Omaha Poker. It is a classic that should certainly be in the hands of all PLO students. If this is the first time you are choosing to read a book on this table game, it is an excellent way to start. Even if you are a novice, it is quite easy to understand, as Hwang shares numerous clear examples and offers manual quizzes to help you solidify your learning.

Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha: The Modern, Aggressive Approach by Okolowitz and Taschner is a book that leans more towards the aggressive style of play that can be adopted in PLO. It has a high priority on board textures and hand selection before the flop arrives. If you are an intermediate or advanced player, this book will undoubtedly take you to the next level.

Another one that should also be in your library is Bob Ciaffone’s Omaha Poker. Although the book is a bit dated, as it has been around for decades since its release, this book should certainly be required reading for many Omaha beginners. In addition to covering strategy and basic PLO play, it also talks a lot about the history of the game.

Wherever you are on your way to PLO success, any of the above books could be an ideal tool to perfect your game and fill your pockets with even more money.

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