Originally Posted by ComplexPlaya
Hello people, I've had some mixed experience with omaha, in february I've lost 70% of my 1K bankroll playing 50NL PLO in one night (simply awful variance I'm quite sure but also awful BRM) so that mostly cured me for a while.
I'm looking to start playing it seryously in the future, once I get 600$ to spare in my HE BR I'll want to deposit on FR and play 20NL PLO there.
1) How suicidal is it to start with a 600 BR for that, planning to move down to 10NL if I lost 10 BI's ?
2) This might not be the right category for it, but is there good literature on PLO micro/low limits? I would like to get a bit educated first, on starting hands to call/raise with, moves according to board texture etc.
BR is partly dependent on skill level, obv - but 30bi's should be ok, drop down to 10plo if you lose 5bi's (instead of 10).
Regardless, I'd recommend starting at 10plo w that br or double that br to get a good feel for the game. A lot of NLHE players assume the equiv limit in PLO is the same - i.e., that 50plo is the skill/variance/dollar value equiv of 50nlhe - variance is so high, and pots are so big, though, that it's not a good equivalent. Definitely should be starting at a lower limit than you're comfortable w for NLHE.
Once you feel comfortable w the game, move up quickly if you can, cuz the rake is a killer.
Not sure how long it's running, but deucescracked is allowing free access to their vids, check out the hellomaha series imo. Jeff Hwang's first book is also a good place to start (though he's super nitty - you'll have to unlearn some stuff after you learn the basics). PM me if you'd like more suggestions on reading materials.