Strategy

A look at double paired hands in Pot Limit Omaha

As PLO continues to gain in popularity, players should understand the intricate strategies of the game

There are hands that can open more possibilities during a particular form of poker, but everything depends on making the right moves. For instance, a very valuable hand to get while playing Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) is a double pair; however, it needs to be approached in the right way. The hand itself is not the best one, but you can chase after the bigger hands that are most likely to win the pot. Also, it gives you an advantage over draw hands like having suited connectors or anything similar.

When facing a hand holding double pairs, you could see it as playing the lottery with a $20 bill vs. stepping in with a suited connected or something similar, which represents a $5 ticket. This basically means that, even though your chances of winning are not incredibly higher with the double pair, if you do win, the cash collected will be much more. In the end, the outcome of your actions with a double paired hand will depend on how you play it.

There are several variables to consider whenever playing PLO, and double suited hands can make everything trickier. There are situations where you can have great winnings after taking a bigger risk, while other times, you could end up losing a lot of money and should fold as soon as possible.

One of the factors to consider is the strength of your pairs, which can change the approach you take. Another thing to consider is how connected your hand is to the other cards and how, lastly, what the price is that you need to pay for staying in the hand. Once you get your mind around these factors, you can make an informed decision and aim for the best.

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