re: Poker & Working out equity in PLO
Originally Posted by Salvete777
(PLO - Pot Limit Omaha?)
If yes, then this type of poker isn't so hard as you think. (I thought same, before I learned it ).
Can you specify what exactly you want to know? - How to play or the best strategies?
I think what he asked was for an easy and quick way to calculate equity in a hand
Originally Posted by jackflash
im hoping somebody can point me in the right direction , im trying to work out how to work out the equity of my PLO hands kinda like the 4and 2 method in NLHE something like that , is their a good book perhaps or a way i can work this out , it looks pretty difficult and i imagine the answer is very complicated ,anyway thanks in advance
I'm no expert but I think that you are dead on that it is very difficult to quickly work out your equity, and because of the complexity there is no simple formula like 4&2
It seems like stating the obvious but it comes down to gauging (or is it guesstimating) your opponent's possible hands and then weighing up whether your outs are good.
In Jeff Hwang's excellent 1st book– PLO: The Big Play Strategy, he's basically looking at how many outs he has to the Nut Straight/Flush. If you're not drawing to the nuts and meet strong resistance you should probably assume that your outs are not good.
I can strongly recommend all of Jeff Hwang's books though (read in order with Big Play Strategy 1st)