re: Poker & moving from NLHE to Omaha
Originally Posted by Tygran
^^ A caution on Hwang...
His first book advocates an uber-nitty style that I really think is more aimed at FR than 6M and it may even be too tight for that.
I've seen this criticism of that book a lot, and read a thread at the other forum between Hwang and members of the small stakes PLO forum where they really take him to town for being nitty - this was before his second book was published.
The main criticism that was voiced involved whether or not 4 card rundowns (with or without a single gap) needed to be suited or not - not incredibly helpful to this noob (though not unhelpful either).
I don't post often there, so I'm uncomfortable asking the question there - but can you suggest other places where Hwang may be too nitty in hand selection in the first book? I know I'm too nitty in general (I'm up to about 20/9, 29/8 on btn, big improvement over the 16/2 I started at, working on not open limping, stealing from BTN, and on 3betting more), but can't figure out what I should be opening differently. I see players w 40/25, or higher, stats that appear to know what they're doing, but I'm baffled how they could be raising 25% of their hands pf when I won't voluntarily put money in the pot w more than 20% of my hands...
I have a tough time getting new books here in the Philippines, customs duties are outrageous, so I have to wait until my next trip to the US to buy his second book (probably May-ish)...
c9 and Tygran - I've found a couple of interesting websites for Omaha discussion/information, but not a lot of good strategy content collections like c9's required reading sticky, it's a bunch of unrelated threads - if you have any favs, could you pm me pls?