Originally Posted by yrmom
It's pretty rare you can put the villain on a specific hand like in NLH. You rarely will be able to say he has KQ97 with spades (though it's good to try).
Preflop you can try to put him on a vague range given what you know. You can assume he's not opening 2345 UTG if he's a solid reg. If he 3bets, his hand will usually be high card heavy or well connected unless he 3bets a ton.
Postflop is much easier. You just go with elimination based on what you know of the player. Some players call a bet with any piece of the flop, some only with nutted draws or 2pair+. What's harder is finding out how often which turn/river cards hit his range, but with experience it becomes easier.
Originally Posted by GoGetaRealJob
well, simply put, it's much harder in PLO, especially for pre-flop unless playing an ubernit. Give us an example of a situation with villain reads/stats, so we have something to refer to.
Thanks for input.
So if we can not put villain on range, why do we care about the HUD? I'm testing the water at PLO2-PLO10 and it seems everybody playing VSIP/PFR between 30/15 - 70/10. Pretty much all Omaha HUD is useless to me. I do not understand how to interpret the stats.
After playing ~1k hands PLo my 1st impressions are:
1. 3bet light is useless and I don't know for sure what kind of hands to 3bet for value. So I decided not to 3bet at all.
2. cbet flop is useless. I feel this is my main leak. I only cbet strong hands on the flop because I have the feeling that people call too much on the flop (Beside, its rare to see HU flop).
3. AA** is strong, but much less than NLHE.
4. HUD is useless. The only useful stats for me is WTSD (lol. but I'm not kidding).
5. position, position, position.
6. Do not steal because the blind(s) will call you. Beside there is rarely attempt to steal.
7. Minimize bluff! I feel that the best spot for bluff is on the river but it's too expensive. So I decided not to bluff.
8. PLO is 1000x more fun+challenging than NLHE
Any comments to my points above is appreciate