Pot Limit Omaha Strategy

As more and more people are developing their skills at Texas Holdem, those once easy games are getting much more difficult to beat. This is where Pot Limit Omaha comes in. PLO is a version of Holdem that is gaining popularity. Many players are looking for an alternative to Texas Holdem, either to find easier games or add more fun and variety to their poker experience.

Because PLO is relatively new to many, it’s considered much fishier than holdem these days and can provide the skilled player a bigger edge! Read our Pot Limit Omaha articles to learn more about the game, or visit our Omaha Hi-Lo section for articles on that version of Omaha.




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.
Some Pot-Limit Omaha Hands

Some Pot-Limit Omaha Hands

A strategy analysis - Here are a few hands from the regular $1-$2 blinds, $5 bring-in, $500 max buy-in pot-limit Omaha game that a few locals and I started recently at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
Following Through in PLO

Following Through in PLO

The betting machine - Editor’s note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play.
The Resteal Float

The Resteal Float

Floating back at a floater Occasionally, when you bet from late position, a player who suspects a steal may try to float you from out of position by calling your bet and then betting out on the turn.
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.
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.
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.
PLO Quiz

PLO Quiz

Playing with the initiative, making a combination-call, and value-betting the river - It's a five-handed 50¢-$1 pot-limit Omaha game online (six-max).
PLO Quiz 2

PLO Quiz 2

Wrap, bare nut straight heads up - It's a 50¢-$1 pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game on the electronic poker tables at Excalibur in Las Vegas, and you are playing heads up.
PLO Quiz 3

PLO Quiz 3

A low SPR situation - Excerpt from Jeff’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume II: LAG Play and The Short-Handed Workbook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PLO Quiz 4

PLO Quiz 4

Playing from the Mississippi straddle, bottom set, value-betting the river - Preflop: It’s a $5-$5-$10 game with a Mississippi straddle.
The Basic Floats in PLO

The Basic Floats in PLO

Naked, weak-stab, and semibluff In my last column, I discussed the basics of floating in pot-limit Omaha (PLO) and identified the key indicators - the weak stab, the continuation-bet, and a possible steal bet - that a float may be in order.
Heads Up Versus ‘TT’

Heads Up Versus ‘TT’

The bluff-raise Here are two hands that I played in heads-up post-flop confrontations against my buddy "TT" in my weekly 50¢-$1 ($100 minimum/$200 maximum) pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game on the electronic tables in the poker room at Excalibur in Las Vegas.
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.
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.