I found I can make more money with the PLO8, if you tie the low and have the high. A lot of players will bet big with just low and a high card. You can rake it in when that happens. They will bet big hoping you will fold and have the nut low to make them brave. lol
I have only just started playing Omaha recently, within the past year .... I prefer just straight Omaha as I'm still learning the game it easier for me than the hi low game .. I love those just not yet comfortable with Omaha in that sense .... : ) but I'll get there ...
" Chance favors only the prepared mind " ~ Louis Pasteur
For me I prefer PLO8 -- both cash and tournaments.
at low stakes many sites have a culture where everyone limps into every pot and hopes to see what the flop brings.
You can work this to your advantage by raising premium hands pre, and usually you can get a multitude of callers. You still need to hit the board well of course, because in such an environment no-one folds.
A PLO8 hand needs to have a strong low component, since 60% of all boards have 3 cards <= 8, so usually a low hand exists. As a prev poster mentioned, getting 3/4 of the pot is a plus -- so is scooping it!
If you're pretty sure you're going to split the pot, don't pump up the pot, since then both lose to rake -- not a problem in tournaments of course
and what is the main difference between these games? please describe. still if it is possible about NLO8? Why is there a separation of the bank?
PLO == Pot Limit Omaha
PLO8 == Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Split -- the same as PLO but the pot is split between the best high hand, and the best low hand. A low hand must contain 5 unpaired cards 8 or less. Straights or flushes do not matter -- the low hand only looks at card rank. Why do this? Because people like to play it
NLO == No Limit Omaha is like PLO but no betting limit.
NLO8 == No Limit Omaha like PLO8 but no betting limit. This means that you can shove your entire stack pre-flop. People do this. This is a game for ninjas, but there is no ninja emoji here
PLO is going to be high variance. PLO8, being split pot for 2/3 of the hands, will help reduce variance. there are edges to be had in both, but opponent skill (or lack thereof) is the difference maker. any important note is that the 6-max versions are so commonly spread online, vs full table at live cardroom. blinds come at you faster, so you have to learn to open up more.
i suggest trying to find limit versions of each game first and cut your teeth there. then dabble in the pot limit versions where you now have to consider bet sizing. just because you have 4 cards, they have to be all connected, no danglers! and what "connected" means is obv different for each variant
They are different strategies. Both are profitable. In my case I perform quite well in PLO8 . I play Hi-Lo as if it were PLO and try to feed on the chips of those who play everything hoping to connect low. Playing everything to low is a fairly frequent mistake in players of PLO8.