Are You Ready For The Next Wave Of Poker?
If you've never tried Pot-Limit Omaha, you're missing out on the most exciting, most lucrative cash game around. Omaha has long been the most popular form of poker in Europe, and now it's spreading like wildfire throughout North America. The reason is simple: Omaha offers more action and bigger pots than Texas Hold'em. Isn't it time you got in on it?
Whether you're a cash-game professional or poker hobbyist--and whether you play live or online--this book will arm you with a winning big-play strategy that's easy to master even if you've never played Omaha before. You'll discover the subtle distinctions that set Omaha above other games.
Key topics include:
• The Big Play Objectives
• The Power of the Big Draw
• Straight Draws and Starting Hand Construction
• Playing the Position Game
• Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Complete with practice situations and hand quizzes, this is the most comprehensive Omaha book available--and the only one you'll ever need.
Jeff Hwang is a semi-professional poker player and an investment analyst who regularly writes about the gaming industry for the Motley Fool, a well known website about stocks and investing. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S./B.A. in both finance and management, Jeff has been an advantage player since 1999, when he took an interest in blackjack. After he graduated college, Jeff picked up poker, and he has been playing semi-professionally ever since. His regular lineup includes Pot-Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, with the occasional No-Limit Hold'em game. The material in this book is the result of playing various Omaha games nearly exclusively for over eighteen months, both live and online. Jeff lives in St. Louis eight months of the year and spends time in Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D.C., and on the road the rest.
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This is the only Pot-Limit Omaha standard. Luckily, it is excellent. It goes over the basics, has hand quizzes, opening hand recommendations (although not in chart form) and post flop instruction. I recommend you follow up with a search of the author's own website and the 2_+_2 website for any corrections or to correspond with the author (apparently, not only does he respond to questions, but he is a nice guy.) This book also includes a chapter on limit Omaha high and a chapter on pot-limit Omaha Hi/Low. Because of the lack of printed material on these subjects and the probable interest of intelligent PLO neophytes in especially, PLO Hi/Lo, think of these chapters as bonuses. I only gave this book 3 stars for Depth of Information because that's the best rank I would give to a wide audience poker book (so, in this category, think Sklansky's "Theory of Poker", "Harrington on Hold'em II", Nelson's "Kill Everyone" and Grudzien and Herzog's "Winning In Tough Hold'em Games"). i.e. "Pot-Limit Omaha Poker" belongs in a library of best poker books. I only gave 4 stars for Presentation because there were a few typos, but again, in later editions, I believe they were corrected and, in any event, you can find the corrections on the above mentioned websites. Otherwise 5 stars!