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Pot-Limit Omaha — Playing Blockers Part II - By Michael Piper

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Nov 01, 2010


Blocker Equity In my last article I discussed making plays to win the pot based on having blockers — cards in your hand that prevent or make it less likely your opponent has the nuts. You should remember the cardinal rule — always leave yourself outs. Even live, when you can size up your opponent and say with confidence that your opponent is weak, sometimes you’ll be wrong. Sometimes you’ll be right but he’ll call anyway because he feels like gambling or doesn’t want to be bluffed. As a result, you should prefer to make plays with some form of equity. In pot-limit Omaha, that equity will often come in the form of blockers. In a £1-2 pot-limit Omaha game, with effective stacks of £160, everyone folds and you open to £7 on the button with 7♣ 7♦ 6♣ 4♦. The big blind is aggressive, likes to bluff, and makes ...

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