And here are the best PLO books for when you have the time to read them in peace. Full ring cash games are the basis for this book, and this applies to both offline and online play. For tournaments, however, other resources will be needed as Mr. It will be most beneficial to intermediate players who already have a sound foundation in PLO concepts. This book is a very interesting read, and the author claims to have held nothing back.
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Play Now Pot-limit Omaha has continued to grow in popularity over recent years. Along with the growth of the game have come a number of new strategy texts specifically focusing on PLO, among them significant contributions by Jeff Hwang, books that been generally received well by both new and experienced PLO players. I have now had a chance to read -- and "work" -- through the two books, and can recommend both to the serious-minded PLO player.
As was the case in the first book, Advanced PLO, Volume I combines well-written theoretical discussions and numerous hand examples with thorough analyses. This book also finds Hwang concentrating more specifically on short-handed six-max. First comes an interesting explanation of the significance and purpose of continuation-betting in PLO.
Then Hwang outlines various concepts relevant to the loose-aggressive or "LAG" approach -- still another playing style to add to the "big play strategy" and "small ball" of the earlier volumes. Hopefully it is clear from these summaries that Hwang is trying to teach his readers a range of styles from which to draw rather than promote a single approach as best. You should be able to adjust your style to the situation and be able to vary your play Small Ball," and "Blind Defense.
III that I might be in for another few hundred hand examples, all presented in the style of Vol. II -- helpful, to be sure, but a bit hard-going at times.
However, Hwang has instead adopted a few new and different approaches to the instruction here. II, the student now has been given a number of take-home assignments designed to help apply what he or she has learned. The next section, titled "Leakfinder," then approaches the business of hand analysis in yet another fashion. Here one finds 39 hands initially presented in "raw format" i.
Here Hwang revisits categories covered in Vol. Readers are asked to write down what action they would take with the different hands in each situation. The remainder of Vol. III then presents a lengthy series of quizzes involving hands played in short-handed online games.
Situations are explained and followed by questions, with answers then graded on a point scale. Do you fold, call, or raise? Answers are assigned points in this case, Hwang awards 10 points for a raise , with explanations accompanying the grading. All told there are separate hands, with questions asked about each. It should be noted that all of the books are both well written and carefully edited, thus making the reading much less arduous than one sometimes encounters with poker strategy books.
Advanced PLO, Vol. Players with some knowledge of the game, including an adequate understanding of starting hand strengths, could certainly skip that one and start with Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha, Vol.
I as my personal favorite of the four, as it is the book I feel has offered me the most direct benefit thus far. As I mentioned at the outset, I recommend the latter two volumes as well, although I realize few readers are probably going to start with either of these. For PLO players who perhaps feel reasonably confident with their games but wish to explore a less conservative playing style, the second volume would be a good choice.
And for the serious, experienced player who would like to undergo some serious self-analysis, Vol. Read More Poker.
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