The Power of the Big Draw

The Power of the Big Draw

When stacks are deep, the drawing hand has all of the power Editor's note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang's recently released book Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: The Big Play Strategy.

Party Poker SnGs

Party Poker Sit and Gos [SnGs]Party Poker offers a large variety of SnGs to their players. Single table, Multi-table, Steps tournaments and their iconic HellKat games are all available to play with a variety of game types like Texas Hold'em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha.
PLO Practice-Hand Quiz No. 1

PLO Practice-Hand Quiz No. 1

An interesting, complex hand What follows is the first of what likely will be a series of pot-limit Omaha (PLO) practice-hand quizzes, similar to those found in my book, Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: The Big Play Strategy.
Poker Emotions : Is Poker Controlling You?

Poker Emotions : Is Poker Controlling You?

Anyway, something that really stood out to me was a subject that had nothing to do with actual trading: most of these rare extremely successful traders (including the ones who had families) were completely immersed in the world of the markets. A lot of them were into currencies or foreign markets and would often be in and out of bed during the middle of the night as they glued themselves to their monitors.
C-Bet Frequency in PLO

C-Bet Frequency in PLO

It depends largely on your opponent - What follows is an excerpt from Jeff’s books, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume II: LAG Play and The Short-Handed Workbook.
The Realities of a Re-buy Tournament

The Realities of a Re-buy Tournament

One of the most important things to keep in mind while playing an R&A tournament is that the first hour offers a very different style of play than just about any other possible Hold ‘em table. Typically, you’ll have a fair share of opponents playing a loose/super-aggressive style (LAGs).
Re-buy Tournament Strategy

Re-buy Tournament Strategy

One of the most important things to keep in mind while playing an R&A tournament is that the first hour offers a very different style of play than just about any other possible Hold ‘em table. Typically, you’ll have a fair share of opponents playing a loose/super-aggressive style (LAGs).
Beginner Poker Mistakes : Misunderstood Concepts

Beginner Poker Mistakes : Misunderstood Concepts

As I sift through the ITH forums, it seems there is a recurring theme, whereby beginning to intermediate players make play errors due to misunderstanding certain concepts. After a long time noticing this, I thought it was time to compile an explanation for some of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in poker.
The Combo Float

The Combo Float

Floating with part made hand, part draw, and part air - A lot of times, you will find yourself floating with part made hand, part draw, and part air.
Omaha Hi-Lo Tips : Beyond Basic Omaha

Omaha Hi-Lo Tips : Beyond Basic Omaha

So you’ve mastered the basics. You understand the nature of the game, starting hand qualities, the importance of position, how high and low possibilities affect your pot odds, why a dry A2 is not the second coming…etc.
Pot-Limit Omaha Hand Quiz 3

Pot-Limit Omaha Hand Quiz 3

Big-blind-versus-small-blind play, small ball, floating, and the bluff-raise - What follows is a special preview from Jeff’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume II: LAG Play.
The Nut-Flush Draw

The Nut-Flush Draw

A strong pot-limit Omaha hand - Editor’s note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play.
Fixing World Series of Poker Structures for PLO

Fixing World Series of Poker Structures for PLO

Pot-limit Omaha players are getting shortchanged - A few issues ago in my column on the bankroll schedule for pot-limit Omaha, I mentioned that while a typical buy-in for no-limit hold'em might be 100 big blinds, in order to be reasonably deep in pot-limit Omaha, you should buy in for more like 150 times the big blind.
The Reverse Float

The Reverse Float

Floating from out of position Editor's note: The following is from Jeff Hwang's upcoming book, Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: Advanced Play.
Seat Selection in PLO

Seat Selection in PLO

Guidelines - Editor’s note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play.
Tough Limit Holdem Strategy

Tough Limit Holdem Strategy

We all have an idea of the archetypical bad limit hold’em player or ‘fish’ as they are often called. They are very loose, very passive, chase terrible draws, don’t value bet or protect their hand enough etc.
Shorthanded Pot-Limit Omaha

Shorthanded Pot-Limit Omaha

The five biggest mistakes that average players make Editor's note: What follows is a special excerpt from Jeff Hwang's upcoming book, tentatively titled Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: Advanced Play Vol.
Why Every Poker Player is Unlucky

Why Every Poker Player is Unlucky

I have spent a lot of time in these columns talking about bad beats, downswings and tilt, which are all related to luck, but sometimes it pays to take a step back and look at the more fundamental question. What exactly constitutes luck in poker?
Pot-Limit Omaha: The PokerTek Angle

Pot-Limit Omaha: The PokerTek Angle

The future of Las Vegas pot-limit Omaha - Last issue, I mentioned the 50¢-$1 ($100 minimum/$200 maximum) pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game I am hosting on PokerTek's electronic poker tables (PokerPro) in the fully automated poker room at Excalibur in Las Vegas.
Poker Tilt Tips : Your Guilty Conscience

Poker Tilt Tips : Your Guilty Conscience

Back in the late 90’s, before he became sidetracked with writing songs about Michael Jackson, George Bush and vomit, Eminem released a catchy song entitled ‘Guilty Conscience’. It was a song about the two voices that talk to you, one ‘bad voice’ (played by Eminem) representing temptation to commit crime or do what is wrong and one ‘good voice’ (played by Dr Dre) representing logic, reason and morality.