What's up guys? Here's a short video about preflop hand selection in Pot Limit Omaha. A lot of people ask me what the biggest mistakes beginners make in PLO. One of the most important things you can do What's up guys? Here's a short video about preflop hand selection in Pot Limit Omaha. A lot of people ask me what the biggest mistakes beginners make in PLO.
One of the most important things you can do in PLO is know correct preflop strategy. If you don't have a solid preflop range, you will get into a lot of trouble postflop, that is just how the structure of the game works.
Here are three preflop Pot Limit Omaha key concepts:
1. Connectivity or gaps in your hand. Play hands where the gap is as low as possible, 5789 is a one-gapper with the gap at the bottom. With 5679, the gap is on the top and is very marginal as it leads to more domination issues.
2. Suits. AK78 can have two high suits (AxKy7x8y) or one high and one low suit (AxKx7y8y). Two higher suits are much better because you don't want to block the Ace and the King of the same suit, and you want to make it more less likely your opponent ends up with a better flush than you.
3. High cards. Higher cards have more equity because they outrank lower cards and they tend to have redraw possibilities
Now, what you want to do is combine these components when looking at a starting hand. The strongest hands in PLO will have two or three of these components in a high quality manner.
High card + double-suited + connected = premium hands.
Example: AxAyKxQy, AxAyJxTy, QxJyTx9y
As a starting point, playable hands generally have two components, and one-component hands are not usually worth playing. Hope that helps.
Fernando aka JNandez