Originally Posted by JonnyCinquo
does the second flop merit any discussion? cause in my tiny plo experience bottom set is not good.
As always, it depends on the opponent and the action, in the current unsolved state of the game (people have so different approaches) reads are much more important than in PLO. If the opponent is a PLO convert or a solid reg and has donked or check/raised into you, keep the draw (but balance your range - next time when you have a bottom set, but without a decent draw to go with it, keep it and semibluff on flushing turns, especially if you have discarded the blocking ace
). However, if he's a whale and tends to overplay top 2 or even an overpair, keep the bottom set and get as many chips in on the flop as you can.
As for the first flop, keeping a top set is almost always a no-brainer.
I like PLO much more, find it more balanced and really miss wraps in Irish; a 5-card variant with 3 hole cards held on the turn, possibly with draw poker elements, would be nice.