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Pot-Limit Omaha: The Flush-Board Continuation-Bet Percentage

A new statistic

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jan 18, 2011


Flush-board flops (three cards all of the same suit, making a flush possible) present an interesting situation in pot-limit Omaha (PLO), particularly in pots contested heads up on the flop. Here’s a typical situation: It’s a $1-$2 shorthanded PLO game online (six-max, six-handed) with $200 stacks. The button opens with a raise to $7, and only the big blind calls. Their holecards are irrelevant. The flop comes J♥ 6♥ 2♥. The big blind checks, and the button bets $8, or roughly half the pot. Here’s the thing: This is an easy continuation-bet (c-bet) situation for the button, as most of the time, the big blind will simply fold to the bet whenever he doesn’t have a flush. This is particularly true of weaker players, who are typical in smaller-stakes games. That said, this is also an easy check-raise situation for the big blind. For the most part, when the button ...

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