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Applying the Fundamentals in a New Context

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Sep 01, 2013

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Pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better (PLO8) is one of my favorite games, but I rarely get a chance to play it. I’ve never seen cash games spread for significant stakes in a live card room, and even online they are rare. Opportunities to play large-field PLO8 tournaments are even rarer. An online tournament series such as the World Championship of Online Poker or the Full Tilt Online Poker Series usually includes no more than a single event, and many live series exclude the game entirely, presumably due to lack of interest. I’ve studied the game a bit, and I try to play the bigger PLO8 tournaments whenever I get the chance. Despite the fact that I’ve had some success in these events, including final tables in Ultimate Bet Online Championship and PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournaments, I don’t by any means consider myself an expert. How, then, did I come to finish sixteenth ...


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