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Pot-Limit Omaha: The Power of the Big Draw

When stacks are deep, the drawing hand has all of the power

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jun 25, 2008


The sheer size of the drawing hands in Omaha has a dramatic effect on the dynamics of the game. In no-limit hold'em, a player with an open-end straight draw may be reluctant to bet into a field out of fear of getting raised an amount that he can't call. But in pot-limit Omaha (PLO), the combination of the size of the draws and the restrictions of the pot-limit betting structure means that it is virtually impossible to price you out of the pot, and thus you can bet the 13-card nut-straight draws and bigger without fearing a raise.

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