Omaha Hi-Lo – A Bankroll Builder?
MemberNovember 22, 2021 at 8:43 pm
What do we think about the game of Hi-Lo?
I find it running much more often live than Omaha Hi and a lot of misunderstandings of the rules and big mistakes being made (people forgetting about lows or misreading lows).
Also with the chopped pots, could this game be less swingy than PLO while you are in the bankroll building stages trying to move up to PLO 200+? Fewer Swings = Less Buy-Ins needed as you build up? Or maybe the chopped pots reduce your edge, bailing bad PLO players out? 🤔
MemberNovember 23, 2021 at 12:09 am
Hi/Lo at the moment reminds me of NLH circa 2007. A basic understanding of the game – starting hand selection, power of position, concentrating on scooping the hi and low, betting with half the pot locked up while freerolling the other – all combine to print at 2 to 3x NLH worst. Get in the pool now before ever bugger learns how to swim.
MemberNovember 24, 2021 at 3:48 pm
I was thinking the same thing. I missed the early 2000s being born in the mid 90s. NLH as I got into the game (2016 maybe?) has always been tough. NLH just seems like such a poor opportunity in today’s game, except maybe for big tournaments. But PLO & Hi-lo definitely seem to have some nice edges to be realized. Online of any game seems SO much tougher nowadays vs. live though as well.
Seems like the more rules to a game, the worse everyone is at it lol
MemberNovember 23, 2021 at 5:25 pm
While there are edges to be found for sure in PLO8, the main turning off point for me is that eventually you will need to play tighter than in normal PLO, because how the hand structures work (there are less strong hands because of the low factor, and most premium hands need an Ace).
It’s an interesting game, and PLO8 tournaments are extremely soft from my limited experience playing them, but for CG I don’t think it’s as intriguing because of how limiting the game is, and also the amount of games running.
For a chill session can be good though if you yourself know what you doing 🙂
MemberNovember 24, 2021 at 3:52 pm
Yea playing tighter especially when live can be exhaustingly boring and therefore make you play bad as well. The thing is I think with PLO and PLO8 the main reason people are “bad” is not a lack of understanding as much as a lack of discipline and anti-tilt measures.
Like we talked about in my other post, mindset over everything. PLO8 online seems silly to play with PLO being more widely available and appealing to gamblers who don’t want to learn even MORE rules,
But in the card rooms around me, it’s either NLH or PLO8-Kill most of the time… I’m the only 27 year old at a table of players who are 50 years+, grumpy, and drinking wine on a Wednesday afternoon… Hope that means I have an edge 😂