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Pot-Limit Omaha: The Guy (or Gal) to Your Left

Snap-Profiling the Crazies in Position Against You

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jul 27, 2011


Virtually anybody who has ever played much deep-stacked pot-limit Omaha (PLO) understands the importance of keeping the big-stacked players, maniacs, and otherwise loose players on your right-hand side, as well as the benefits of having smaller stacks, and tight and passive players on your left. With a crazy player directly to your left, you might be able to comfortably play one hand per round — your button. But with two or three nits on your left, you can pretty much have your way with the table. This idea is so crucial to the life of a PLO player that — with some experience — you learn to snap-profile the player to your left and quickly identify the crazies, and thus make the proper adjustments, which could mean changing seats, tightening up, or simply picking up and leaving the game. The Aussie Back in March, my buddy Aaron and I paid ...

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