THE COMPREHENSIVE PLO GUIDE
Run It Once Pro Thomas Emter is your guide through the extensive 54 video course covering all of the ins and outs of Pot Limit Omaha.
Beginning with the basics including bankroll management, understanding rake and variance, and how to study the game, Thomas establishes the foundation required for success at the tables.
Course intro, bankroll management, Variance, GTO/Exploitative Play
Welcome to From the Ground Up: PLO. This video walks you through what to expect from this course and how to best utilize the concepts discussed to improve your PLO games.
Mandatory study tools to excel at the game and outperform the competition. How and when to use study software such as Vision GTO Trainer. The benefits of private coaching.
An illustration of how swingy PLO can be and why a conservative bankroll management strategy will help you climb through the stakes in a low risk manner.
Rake is the biggest enemy of your winrate. This video touches on how important it is to play in a good rake environment and how high rake impacts our overall strategy.
Major mistakes NL players make when transitioning to PLO and a focus on where edges in PLO can be gained including preflop hand selection, equity realization, SPR, and equity smoothness.
How shall we construct our decision-making process when it comes to playing as close to a GTO strategy as possible versus adapting to how our opponents play? How can we maximize our EV? Why we should always play and think exploitative.
A focus on why we should be extremely mindful and alert when playing and why absorption of information of our opponents is of extreme importance.
Defining the different types of opponents we will face and subsequent impacts on our overall strategy.
Raise First In Ranges, Limpers, 3-Betting, Squeezing, 4-Bets
A deep dive into hand selection and focusing on hand selection/adjustments in loose player pools, which hands represent the highest EV, and why we should use GTO only as a baseline.
A continuation of the preivious video focusing on opening in late position and the small blind.
A discussing on the importance of not cold calling excessively, instead having a solid cold call range coupled with an aggressive 3Bet strategy.
A deep dive into hand selection and focusing on adjustments in loose player pools with a focus on why we should not cold call from the SB in high rake environments.
A close look at the myth that we should be calling wider in multiway pots due to the improved pot odds we are presented with.
A discussion of the major components that qualify a hand for 3Betting and the major flaws of hands people tend to mistakenly 3Bet.
How positional disadvantage impacts our 3Betting range.
How to adjust our 3Betting range when there is a cold caller involved. Includes a focus on how to adjust versus players who won't fold preflop and how to react versus AAxx heavy 4Bettors.
We explore how our opponents build their ranges and how that dictates our actions while touching on the concepts of equity smoothness, equity realization, postitional disadvantage.
Early Position vs Small Blind; We dive into the problem of why people underfold vs 3bets and why folding to some 3bets brings us max EV in these games all while creating awareness of our opponents 3bet range.
While AAxx is obvious, we explore how to loosen our 4Bet range beyond aces and when it's appropriate to do so.
How to react as the 3bettor/squeezer vs a AAxx heavy 4bet range is discussed.
We look at how to adjust our ranges for opening/coldcalling/3betting/4betting when playing deep and the impact to our raise-first-in ranges.
Single Raised Pots, Leading, Multiway Situations
We look at different flop textures and explaining which sizings to choose and why.
The importance of thinking in ranges and the concepts of range and polarity advantage are discussed.
We are out of position as the preflop raiser and discuss how to build a proper Cbet range while balancing the many factors that we have to consider including our opponent, population tendencies, and our own image.
Our overall Cbet strategy is on display and we weigh the wide calling ranges of our opponents, the importance of positional advantage, and how to exploit the notion that the population is not leading enough.
We get to the flop as the in position player and are facing a Cbet from our opponent and must decide on our course of action. Careful consideration is given to future street playability and real hand examples are looked at in this installment.
We look at how to react when facing a Cbet when in position in a heads-up pot and use hand examples to illustrate the theoretical concepts discussed initially.
We find ourselves out of position in a multiway pot and discuss how to build our range and proceed with caution in these trickey scenarios.
We play as the button against the cutoff and big blind in this scenario and examine how going three way to the flop impacts our cbet frequency compared to a heads-up pot and which boards are best suited for a cbet.
So we 3Bet preflop and our opponent called and we need to figure out how to proceed. We make use of a simulation that assumes our opponent does not fold any hand to a 3Bet which is common for low/mid stakes players.
Arguably one of the most difficult spots in PLO is playing as the 3Bettor while out of position is looked at in this installment with a discussion of which boards favor us and which our opponent as well as the merits of a two-size approach when betting.
Reacting to our opponents Cbets in an often over-Cbet scenario is the focus with hand examples and population exploits discussed in detail.
Reacting vs CBets, when stabbing makes sense, and exploiting the fact that the population is over Cbetting in the scenarios is examined with the concept of equity shifts being revisited.
One of the most difficult situations in the game is explored with adjustments comparing 200bb to 100bb scenarios and the Impact on cbet-frequencies, sizings, and the importance of SPR.
We play from the perspective of the button or cutoff in these multiway squeezed pots with a particular focus on population tendencies and opponent ranges.
We look at playing squeezed pots when out of position and how playing against wider ranges impacts our cbet frequency.
We put the 4th bet in preflop and must decide how to approach later streets.
Should we lead? Should we stack off? Is check-folding an option? We look at different board textures to see which course of action makese sense.
In what is an overly common scenario at lowstakes, we look at multiway pots with lots of money going in preflop and discuss when to stack off.
Delayed C-betting, Turn and River Transitions
Building a barreling range while remaining aware of who is favored by certain turns and rivers is examined.
When we're faceing multiple barrels and examining the ranges that our opponent types have in this scenario are the focus of this installment with hand examples backing up our lessons.
The importance of understanding the type of opponent we're playing is discussed and the ranges they arrive at various situations is examined before looking at hand examples.
We look at when to calldown and lead with an emphasis on thinking in ranges and paying attention to opponents tendencies and who the turn/river card favors. A few hand examples are presented to further illustrate the points from the lesson.
The importance of attacking these spots and how autopilot in these situations can be giving up tons of value is discussed.
We examine how to proceed in a multiway pot after check/call scenarios and checking through scenarios.
Turn and river play is examined from the perspective of the 3Bettor both when checking through on the flop and post cbetting with hand examples to reinforce the lessons.
Approaching the turn and river in 3Bet pots against the 3Bettor is discussed with hand examples being used to illustrate the lessons presented.
$10, $50, and $100 PLO, Furthering your PLO Education
$10PLO is discussed as a typical starting point for many PLO players and we focus on key concepts like being cognisant of the impact of rake.
We continue our session at low stakes keeping the focus on the importance of rake awareness and exploiting the weakest opponents.
We kick the stakes up to $50PLO and discuss the difference between $10 and $50 before diving into the action
The session continues as we rip through hands in an effort to illustrate the play at these stakes.n
We double the stakes up to $100PLO and first touch on the difference between the previous stakes and these games before playing a session.
More hands are played and we continue to reference previous course installments for hands that illustrate key points from the course.
In the final installment, we recap our findings from the course and discuss the overall conclusions, the importance of self-study, relying on the RIO community for further advancement, and add a few books to your queue.