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Pot-Limit Omaha — Playing Blockers Part I

by Michael Piper |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


Bluffing people in pot-limit Omaha makes my heart pound. There’s nothing quite like dragging in a huge pot and tabling air; making the best hand and getting a call is cool, but bluffing makes me feel like a big man. In order to make that big bluff, you’ll need to know your opponent, but having blockers makes it easier. If I have the ace of hearts, I know you can’t make the nut flush, which makes your call much tougher; if I have two jacks on a T-9-8 board, it’s much harder for you to make the nut straight. Playing blockers is key to exploiting your opponents and their tendencies, but it’s easy to go overboard. Nut-Flush Blocker When the board is showing three to a flush, holding the nut card of that suit means your opponents can’t make the nuts. This means you can represent the nuts yourself, but ...

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