Event #61:$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Bluffing in PLO

• Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante
Rules for Omaha

Pot-limit Omaha is one of poker's most popular variants, but a lot of recreational players are a bit intimidated to try it. That's a shame because it's surprisingly simple to learn. For those who don't know how to play, we encourage you to check out the nuances in PokerNews' Rules Section.

Here's a sample on bluffing in PLO, which may come in handy when following today's coverage:

Because Omaha is so focused on the nuts, it seems like an easy game to bluff. A player can represent a wider range of hands in Omaha, and also open up their game a bit more with many more semi-bluffs available. The more you learn about the game, the easy it will become to pick up on these spots and determine how to proceed against various opponents.

It is in this regard that "blockers" also become much more prevalent in Omaha than in Texas hold'em. Blockers are those cards you hold in your hand that prevent an opponent from making a specific hand. For example, if a board reads {k-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and you hold the {a-Spades} in your hand but no other spades, you may not have a flush, you you know your opponent cannot make the nut flush. This gives you added power in the hand being able to push your opponent off certain hands as he is guaranteed to not contain the nuts.