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Pot-Limit Omaha and No-Limit Hold'em

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Aug 14, 2019


I’ve mentioned several times in my columns that I don’t really play no limit hold’em anymore. I haven’t really mentioned why that is and what draws me to the games that I like these days. In this column and the next couple issues, I’ll lay out the case for why I think pot-limit Omaha (PLO), specifically PLO and Big O, is better for poker players. I’ll also share what I think the important concepts are for moving from no-limit to pot-limit Omaha and from pot-limit Omaha to Big O. I will freely admit that I’ve never found no-limit cash to be an appealing game. When I first started playing poker, I played almost exclusively limit hold’em and limit Omaha eight-or-better. I think no-limit (NL) is an excellent tournament game, especially in a freezeout format. I just don’t like it as a cash game, especially with more than six players. It ...

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