In this brief guide, I’m going to list some of the basics of Pot Limit Omaha to make sure you do not make any major mistakes that your opponents can use.
The first thing you should know about Pot Limit Omaha is that an excellent hand is a coordinated hand. What does this mean? Well, this means that a hand like 4 ♥ 5 ♦ J ♣ J ♠ is not as strong as a hand, for example, 6 ♦ 7 ♠ 8 ♠ 9 ♦why is it like that? Well, because although the first hand shown is somewhat coordinated (two connected cards and a high pair), they are not really coordinated. Jack and 5 cannot make a ladder. None of the suits is adequate, so there is no way to make a color. On the other hand, the second celebration is extremely coordinated. All the cards work together to give you many opportunities, whether to throw a ladder or color, or at least throw a big raffle in one of those hands. The first hand is actually considered extremely weak, almost debris, in the PLO, while the second is considered very high.
The second thing you must understand is that large pairs, like Aaxx or KKxx, are not as strong in PLO as they are in No Limit. The reason? Well, in Pot Limit Omaha, these hands are extremely vulnerable, in principle, to use any hand with four cards, if they are on the flop. Of course, if you can get Aaxx pre-flop, then it’s worth making money, but at any time when you hit the flop, you need to slow down.
The third important thing that new players play is that Pot Limit Omaha is a game in which making walnuts is extremely important. If you have a draw by hand without a nut, it is MEANING with a lower value. For example, if you have a tie with a high color project, it is much, much less valuable than using a color project. If you make a color, you will almost always have the best hand, however in PLO, if you make a color, often the only way to get money from your opponent is if he also has a color.
With this in mind, you can see that the value has a BEST-flash and is not on the receiving side of the dominance. The same goes for direct and direct draws, you want to get a lot of money with a straight nut, but be very careful with the second or third nut. Similarly, if you are facing a big bet and you have a ladder project, you probably want to fold your hand like 4567 in the 89KA table, because even if you come straight to the river, only 5 will give you nuts, 67 or T will make you straight, which can easily lose your opponents above the straight.