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Following Through in Pot-Limit Omaha

The betting machine

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jun 22, 2009


Editor’s note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s upcoming book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play, due out in June. Newton’s First Law of Motion: An object in motion tends to stay in motion, and an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an external unbalanced force. Or, as it pertains to pot-limit Omaha, once you set the betting machine in motion, you should tend to keep betting until somebody plays back at you. Here’s a hypothetical situation: It’s a $5-$5 blinds game with $1,000 stacks and typical opponents, and you are on the button. Two players limp in front of you. You limp, and both blinds check. There is $25 in the pot. Flop ($25): J 7 2. Everybody checks to you. You bet $25, and only the big blind calls. Turn ($75): K. Your opponent checks. You bet ...

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