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Floating in Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better

Slightly different parameters, but the same principle

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Aug 21, 2009


I spent a few days playing in Downtown Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker this year. Interestingly, they had a regular $1-$3 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better (PLO8) game running daily at Binion’s. Now, it had been at least a year or two since I last played PLO8 live (as opposed to online), but I took the opportunity to hang out with a few buddies and play a little. In my new book Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play, I devote a chapter to floating — which is calling a bet on one street with insufficient hand values, with the intention of taking the pot away with a bet on a later street. The bulk of that chapter appeared here in Card Player last year as a seven-part series. That said, while the discussion on floating was with regard to pot-limit Omaha high (PLO), the concept can be ...

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