Bet Sizing in Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO)
Stack to Pot Ratio? C-bet? Read further to find out more....
If you like to play Poker Sit and Go Tournaments, then Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) is the game for you.
The main derivative of the game is played with four-cards but can be played with anything up to six-cards in local home games.
The more cards you hold in your hand, the more likely you are to hit something when the board rains down, hence the attraction for the gamblers. Here are some tips on how to adjust your c-bet sizing when playing the crazy game of PLO.
When selecting a bet sizing for a c-bet, you need to take into consideration both the board texture and the stack to pot ratio (SPR). It is often better to bet smaller on dry unconnected boards, and bet bigger on the wet draw-heavy boards.
The wet boards hit your opponent's ranges a lot harder than the dry boards. As we mentioned in the first paragraph, the more cards you hold, the more likely you are to hit something.
So, if you are c-betting for value, then you want to charge a heavy price for your opponent's draw. Not only does your opponent have to pay a high price to try and hit their hand, but it also discourages potential floats and semi-bluff raises.
Whilst examining board texture, also keep an eye on the SPR. When doing this, you need to be thinking ahead. For example, are stacks deep enough to fire a second barrel? Do you have sufficient SPR to make a pot-sized shove on the river should you miss your draw?
By being aware of the SPR, you can leverage your stack by making the threat of a river bet to make your opponent fold their draw.
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