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I'm not sure there is as much interest in PLO short-stacking videos as you think.

What is the reason for not playing 100bb deep?


July 4, 2023 | 10:02 p.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on Study Group

Hi. I'm definitely interested. Which resources do you mean?


April 8, 2023 | 7:38 p.m.

Wonderful video Paul! I cannot remember when I saw an essential PLO video with so many valuable lessons that one can immediately take to the tables.

One question: I have heard that in the micros you should generally fold any hand with a single ace or single pocket pair to a 3-bet. Would you agree with this for the micros? What about double pairs?

Thanks very much.

April 4, 2023 | 8:23 p.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on Study Group

Hi guys.

I don't play PLO5.

Mercurio, if you want to study PLO please reply here closer to summer, which is when I'll be starting. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend Fernando Habbeger's (Jnandez's) book on PLO. It is easily the best book on the topic (setting aside a couple of books that cost thousands of dollars). If you read the book, we could start by talking about it.


April 4, 2023 | 7:24 p.m.

Thanks for another great video, Paul! Love this format.

One quick question: When should we cold-call 3bets? I have heard people say never. Is this true?

Thank you for your time.

Jan. 22, 2023 | 1:22 a.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on PLO Beginner Advice

Situations when you should fold the current nuts are fairly rare. What you really have to watch out for is getting free-rolled. So you have the same straight as your opponent, for example, but he has a flush draw or a set (and you have no redraw). In these cases you often just have to call a bet, rather than raising, even though you have the nuts.

However, if you play tight enough preflop, then you will most often be the one freerolling your opponent.


Jan. 19, 2023 | 4:16 p.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on PLO vs NLHE

I would recommend Emty's FGTU course (even if you want to focus on 5-card) and Fernando's (JNandez's) newish book on PLO. It is certainly the best book on PLO for the price.

Jan. 19, 2023 | 3:44 p.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on PLO Beginner Advice

The best piece of advice I ever got about PLO was to avoid the "pot odds fallacy."

The more people who enter a pot, the tighter you have to play, despite the fact that you are getting better pot odds. With a garbage hand, you should not even complete the small blind when people start limping.

To beat micro/small stakes PLO you should focus on playing hands that can make the nuts. This means suited aces, big pairs, high rundowns.

Also, NLHE players transitioning have to get used to the fact that a set is not nearly as powerful in PLO, and that there are spots where you will have to fold the current nuts.

Jan. 19, 2023 | 3:42 p.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on Study Group


I am interested, though my time will be somewhat limited until summer. Let me know.

Jan. 19, 2023 | 3:35 p.m.

Thanks very much. That is helpful.

Oct. 10, 2022 | 4:16 p.m.

Thanks for another great video, Dhruv!

Would you consider making a (non-purely-theoretical) video, or video series, on turn raises? I think many lower-stake players do not know what to do when they turn a big draw and face a turn bet. They tend to just call, presumably sacrificing a lot of value. And it presumably makes them too easy to play against.

Thanks very much.

Oct. 9, 2022 | 8:36 p.m.

Thanks very much. That is very helpful!

Aug. 27, 2022 | 6:41 p.m.

Hi! Thanks for a great first video and welcome to the site!

It would be very helpful to have a video, or video series, on bluffing at micro- and small stakes PLO. It can sometimes seem as if opponents in these games are never folding. Obviously if this were true, bluffing would be disastrous.

But of course it is not true. People do fold.

I think many players in these games, including myself, have difficulty identifying good multi-street bluffing opportunities.

Thanks again, and best wishes.

Aug. 26, 2022 | 3:58 p.m.

Post | Haecceity posted in Courses Forum: Location of PDF File?


I have joined the course and I love it.

Where can I find the PDF associated with the course?


Dec. 31, 2021 | 7:33 p.m.

I definitely agree that the turn bet should be smaller.

Not sure about the site you're playing on, but I would think twice about bluffing into two players even with blockers at these stakes.

Feb. 5, 2021 | 8:49 p.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on Preflop opens UTG/MP

My sense is that blocking preflop is primarily a matter of: (i) avoiding opens [or making 3bets (or 4bets)] that we have to fold to reraises; and (ii) making it more likely that our opponents have to fold to our 3bets.

For (i), we open weaker Axxx hands partly because it makes aces less likely, and we 3bet AKKx partly for the same reason.
For (ii), we prefer to 3bet hands that unblock kings--other things equal--since our opponents are supposed to fold most KKxx combos to 3bets.

No doubt I'm missing some, but I think that opening Axxx because it blocks our opponents' calls (as opposed to 3bets) is not a thing. Perhaps there are too many starting hands, even playable hands, in PLO for this to be effective.

Not sure I have much to offer on the issue of Axxx hands to cut out of your UTG opening range. But, as I'm sure you know, the solver is expecting to win the blinds about half the time when opening UTG, and nothing remotely close to this happens in any games that I'm aware of.

If you're playing microstakes where multiway pots are exceedingly common then my advice is this: If you think your Axxx is even close to being a fold, fold it. Playing OOP in MW pots with anything but truly premium holdings is a thankless (and usually profitless) task.

Hope this helps.

Feb. 4, 2021 | 3:13 a.m.

Comment | Haecceity commented on Tight fold at PLO50

Thanks for your response. I now tend to agree with you.

Sept. 23, 2020 | 6:13 p.m.

Hand History | Haecceity posted in PLO: Tight fold at PLO50
Blinds: $0.25/$0.50 (6 Players) BB: $60.90 (Hero)
UTG: $59.54
MP: $61.42
CO: $50.44
BN: $44.07
SB: $108.24
Preflop ($0.75) Hero is BB with J K T 8
3 folds, BN raises to $1.50, SB folds, Hero calls $1.00
Flop ($3.25) 9 T 7
Hero bets $1.55, BN raises to $4.50, Hero calls $2.95
Turn ($12.25) 9 T 7 7
Hero checks, BN bets $10.00, Hero folds
Final Pot BN wins $11.64
Rake is $0.61

Sept. 5, 2020 | 8:13 p.m.

This is not really apropos anything in the video, but could you say just a word about when it is correct to play trips and (if ever) quads?

Thank you.

April 19, 2020 | midnight

Hi Peter. Thanks for another great video!

One minor question about the 9dTs hand that rivers a straight (around 4 minutes in).

The main issue on the river is, of course, the raise size. I thought that I might have detected an equivocal message on this street. On the one hand, you allow that Hero's larger raise size will likely be called by the lower straight and by sets. On the other hand, you correctly observe that Villain's leading sizes on the turn and the river seem to be inconsistent with such strong holdings.

My question is just whether, if we are still giving Villain the possible straight and sets on the river, a shove is not better than the larger sizing Hero employs. I could be wrong but I seriously doubt Villain is folding the lower straight, and I question also whether he is folding a set to a shove.

So basically, if we discount the strong hands we might wish to criticize the large raise sizing; but if we don't, then is not a shove better EV-wise?

Thanks a lot!

Dec. 16, 2019 | 6:33 a.m.

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