How to hit the Flop Hard at PLO

If we had to sum up your main aim in PLO, it would have to be this: You need to hit hard and often to win at PLO.  You need to flop a good hand with something to win. It doesn’t happen as frequently as we would like to but that doesn’t have to mean you have to check-fold.

This is the time for you to analyse your hand, the texture, your opponent’s bets and their playing style to determine whether you hand is good enough to move forward in this poker game.

Of course, the more flops you make in Omaha, the easier it will become in the long run.

Straight Draws and Wraps

A wrap can benefit you more than a straight draw as it comes with more outs than an open-ender. Open-enders have eight outs but wraps can go as far as to have as many as 20.

This in turn makes big rundowns incredibly powerful. When you make the nut straight and an opponent makes a much smaller straight, you’re guaranteed to win.

You need to learn to recognise the strength of the draws as well as the outs you have to a straight.

Flush Draws in Pot Limit Omaha

One golden rule when it comes to flush draws is that if it isn’t a draw to the nuts, it’s best if you have something to go with it. 

Your opponent is highly likely looking to draw to the nuts so it’s best if you have a plan set if you have a non-nut flush draw.

Sets in Pot Limit Omaha

Sets undoubtedly are still very strong hands and can turn into full houses. If you’ve got a back-up plan to go along with it then your hand will be even stronger.

Two pair

Okay so this is a bit of a weak hand. Two pairs can win at showdown occasionally but in Omaha you need big hands to win. If you’re fairly new to the game, you need to play tight and out of position as mistakes can be incredibly expensive.

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