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Since Al asked me:
Heather - tell me your likes and dislikes of Pot Limit Omaha, here's today's top three:

Top 3 things I like about PLO
1. FIISHES - People play this like it's hold'em - they think Top Pair, Top Kicker is the NUTS and put it all in
2. It's all about the drawing - not what you have but where can you go. You can't have 21 outs twice in Hold 'em baby. If you're an action junkie, here's where you go
3. No damn split pots and someone backing into a better high than me (which can also be read as I don't have to be a drizz-like nutsitter)
4. dude, I get 4 cards!
5. Also, sooo easy to tilt people who are item #1, definitely entertaining
6. Nowhere else will you hear "OMG YOU raised on THAT???" about 5 times a minute
honorable mention: CHEEEEESEMIND!!

(yes, I realize this is more than 3, but I love it that much)

Top 3 things I dislike about PLO
1. It's all about the drawing - your top set can only be a 5:4 favorite to a big drawing hand, and since all the money gets in on the flop mostly, you see a lot more suckouts
2. Variance - it's much bigger in PLO, because of #1
3. I don't think there is a third thing to dislike about PLO. I HEART IT.

Sadly, I got hit by variance last night, alas. It's easy to drop several buyins at the PLO tables, because sometimes your 5:4 edge doesn't hold up and you die.

Current Music: Mikey © - Tending to Infinity (Without Limits)

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From: pokeramarama Date: October 25th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
3. That's one of the reasons I HATE playing PLO8. Screw that getting quartered crap!
5. I, too, love that, and that you can tell when most people have AAxx or KKxx because that's the only time they'll ever raise. SNAP OFF!
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 25th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

although ugh, variance is catching me.
From: on_thg Date: October 25th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
unless you're playing with bloggers, in which case a raise with an Omahamma is more likely than with AAxx or KKxx...
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 25th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
but tilts the non bloggers JUST as much!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 25th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


A couple of things...

When I'm holding my open-ended straight flush draw with two overcards in NLHE and you're holding just top pair, I've got my 21 outs twice!!!!!!!

I crushed Limit Omaha Hi/Lo on Pacific last night. They really suck. I've never seen so many scoops in my life.

Playing PLO with bloggers is more -EV than playing NLHE.

maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 25th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: PLO?

Point taken, you can have 24 outs twice with omaha.
From: chrisdhal Date: October 25th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
All I've got to say is that it was a good thing Drizz was directly to my left in Vegas when we played HORPSE. While I know it's not technically PLO, to me any game where I get 4 cards and have to use 2 of them is "Omaha", mostly because I can't figure out what a low is anyway, so...

Anyway, it's a good thing he was there and we were drinking. Heavily. It was just easier to show him my cards and ask what to do.

Well, that and sending Al on tilt by raising my low when I finally realized I had one.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 25th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
tilting people is funnnn
From: drizztdj Date: October 26th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
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