In Texas hold’em, you have two choices at the poker table: you can play limit hold’em, or no limit hold’em. But there is a third option at the small or big blind, and that is pot limit Omaha. In Texas hold’em, you have to play a fixed amount of buy-ins, whether it is two or four hundred. In pot limit Omaha, the amount of the blinds stay the same, whether it is two or four players.
But the main reason why most people want to jump into playing limit Omaha poker is because it is a safer bet. It is easier to say than to actually realize, but it is true. With pot limit Omaha, you can say that you have the nut hand, the best hand, every hand, and yet you still have to see the flop. In Texas hold’em, if you have the nuts hand, you know what you must do to stay in the game. You just know. If not now, maybe later you will have the best hand. In pot limit Omaha, there is no predetermined outcome for the hand, as the blinds stay the same size throughout the hand.
Throughout all of this, you can play your hand with whatever weapons you choose. You are not at liberty to add to your bets in the middle of the hand, so as to chase out apointer. You can limp in with a call, and see the flop, or you can ante up with a big raise, and take down the pot pre-flop, or just to whittle the number of players down. Before you get Biblical on your opponents, consider that many tight players will call your large raise, in the hopes that you have a big hand. They will inevitably lose to you later, because as their hand thins, they become less and less likely to call until they have nothing left.
You are not called to make a big raise of your own, typically. You are also not called to turn over your hand, since most people unless they have Ace King or Ace Queen will have checked most hands, not wanting to encourage a bluff. If you did have a monster hand, and want your opponents to think that you might not have, what you want them to think is that youottest hand, unless your are in a tournament and no one before you has shown any interest.
A word of caution. Do not get too aggressive in this game. Start by calling, and as the game starts to improve for you, when you have improved your hand, then you can get more aggressive.
When you are the first to act, unless you have a monster, you want to make the others bet. If your bet is out of line with the other players, you will find that many of your opponents will fold. Not that you should not exploit that, it happens a lot. If you are in late position and no one bets ahead of you, you bet the minimum and someone bets ahead of you, you can raise. That would be too much. Others will call that because they have low hands.
So, use caution. Playelligently and do not become excited,Event, and do not try to show too much. Just do your job, which is tell the others what you think they should know, and win. If you start changing the way you play the game, most of your opponents will not think you are in top-notch cards every time. Most of the time, they will think you are full of it and simply trying to show a good hand. Also, if you suddenly raise after everyone checks, you will look weak and makes them worried that you will be bluffing a lot about your hand.
So, do not change the way you are playing too often, or you will be announced as a poor player and will want to play in a Panen138. So, stick to you regular play and do not make too big of a difference in your game.