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Pot-Limit Omaha on Poker After Dark

Analyzing a TV hand

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jun 07, 2011


In April, pot-limit Omaha (PLO) made its first cash-game appearance on national TV when NBC aired two weeks of PLO cash-game play on Poker After Dark. The lineup for the first week included Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, Phil Galfond, Brian Hastings, and Brandon Adams, with online PLO cap-game specialist Jared “Harrington25” Bleznick replacing Adams in the second week. The game had a $100,000 buy-in, and $300-$600 blinds. For most of the two sessions, there was also a $1,200 live straddle, with a second $2,400 straddle making its way onto the table for several hands, as well. Let’s look at a hand from the second week, when the stacks were a bit deeper. *The Hand * Button: Hastings ($248,000) – A♦ 5♥ 3♥ 3♠ SB (small blind): Bleznick ($61,000) – Q♠ 9♥ 8♣ 3♦ BB (big blind): Dwan ($100,000) – K♠ 10♦ 9♠ 6♣ UTG (under the gun)/Straddle: Galfond ...

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