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PokerTracker Pot-Limit Omaha: The ‘Fold BB to SB Steal’ Percentage

An important statistic for a more accurate picture

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Dec 24, 2010

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I was looking at online six-max pot-limit Omaha (PLO) statistics on a website that purports to suggest what the optimum figure is for any given statistic, when I came across the “Folded BB to Steal” statistic. According to the site, it is optimal for a player to fold the big blind to a preflop steal attempt from the cutoff, button, or small blind as follows: • 62 percent of the time in 50¢-$1 shorthanded PLO • 64 percent of the time in $1-$2 shorthanded PLO • 61 percent of the time in $2-$4 shorthanded PLO Well, in aggregate, I fold my big blind to a steal only about 45 percent of the time at those stakes. So, basically, the site is saying that I defend my big blind much too liberally. However, the problem is that the “Folded BB to Steal” statistic is entirely misleading. This is because in a ...


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