re: Poker & Pot Limit Omaha, BR and game type question
PLO8 is the lowest varience poker game. PLO is one of the higest varience poker games.
man I don't think that can be put any better, and thats why I HATE hi/lo, because people will play you solely for the low, and its scooping (picking up the high/low pots) isn't something that happens often, especially at the low levels, so people will bail out by playing the low. In PL omaha hi, there is no bailout, so aint no room for mistake
man omaha is a crazy game and as you go up the ironic thing is, the amount of people that tilt really don't subside much for a while. with a 150 account, I think your MORE THAN READY to at least play .10/.20 if PokerStars
has something like that. What I used to do at this level, and I've seen plenty other people do this. I'd play tight on a 10 ring with a 5 dollar buy in until I hit a flop with the best possible draw or top 2 or anything good and check raise it all in. If its a draw and you don't hit its a win win either way because than people will continue not to believe you. so I'd be getting in 20 dollar pots sitting down with 5-6 with strong draws (you may look pretty reckless while doing this). and I'd rebuy up to about 4 times, but when I say a strong draw I mean straight and flush, or flush and boat. usually if you do that at some point your going to win a hand 15-25$ worth, at that point you tighten up and play smarter.
with those small buyins I used to checkraise preflop at the start of buyins with hands like 9qj10, because everyones gonna call, and those hands are like the best hands to "lotto". All the while you look extra reckless while doing this so people think your willing to lose your money without even seeing cards, in that case when u get lucky its good, when u dont it doesnt matter as much because its more about the reckless image you create. thing about this is, someone said discipline, well it takes discipline to purposely look reckless without literally becoming reckless to a point where you are becoming a problem to your bankroll
all in all I say your ready for at least .10/.2, just start buying in for 5-6, even if you lost $100 (which is like the worst case scenario) u still have plenty of space to go back to .05/.10. Your gonna need experience at that level so y ou miswell prepare to move up now. also, just stay away from the people that will make plays at you with nothing until you know how to handle them