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In the latest installment of our beginner Pot-Limit Omaha strategy video series How Not to Suck at PLO, we break down the trouble hands you need to watch out for, namely pocket aces and weak rundowns. Sure, pocket aces and any other two cards are a big hand in PLO but the truth is, unless they improve, it’s going to be tough to win a big pot with them at showdown.
Another big trouble spot for beginners is making the low end of a straight and getting beat by a bigger straight. In this PLO strategy video you’ll learn how to keep yourself out of tricky spots by focusing on playing strong starting hands. If you play Texas Hold’em you’ll know that pocket aces can be hard to fold after the flop, even if you think your opponent made a better hand. In Pot-Limit Omaha it’s even more likely that your pocket aces will get cracked, but that doesn’t always make them easy to fold.
That’s why having two other cards that are connected and/or suited to go with your pocket aces is always better. Playing weak rundowns can lead to a similar problem. When you make the low end of a straight it can be a tough hand to get away from, but in Pot-Limit Omaha, if your opponent is playing back at you aggressively, there’s a good chance he has a better straight.
Watch the latest episode of How Not to Suck at PLO to learn more valuable tips that will help you move beyond beginner-status and win more money playing Pot-Limit Omaha.
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