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Pot-Limit Omaha: SPR Part III

The Gray Area and the SPR Considerations table

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Feb 08, 2012

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Note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume I: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play. In my previous two columns, we discussed the basics of the stack-to-pot ratio (SPR); the difference between big-pot and small-pot hands; playing in high-SPR scenarios (when the SPR > 13), as well as playing in low-SPR (anytime the SPR ≤ 4) and ultra-low SPR situations (specifically when the SPR ≤ 1). Let’s now talk about the gray area, and finish up with the SPR Considerations table. The Gray Area: Mid SPR Situations (4 < SPR ≤ 13) So, from what we’ve gathered so far: 1. If you have a big-pot hand (the nut-straight with redraws, the overfull, top set for the nuts, the nut-flush, or a dominating draw), you are generally good to go no matter what, and should ram-and-jam. 2. If you have a strong small pot hand (like a bare ...


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