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This PLO Solver Gives You the Optimal Preflop Strategy with Two Clicks

If you play Pot Limit Omaha, this tool will blow your mind.

It’s called the PLO Matrix. This easy-to-use PLO solver shows you exactly how to play any hand in any preflop situation. All it takes is two clicks (other than the initial setup).

Let me show you how it works.

Prefer watching to reading? Scroll to the bottom of this article for a video demonstration of PLO Matrix.

Start by specifying the details of your game

Before you can start browsing ranges, the solver needs to know the details of your game.

First, a popup will ask you to select your table stakes. This allows the solver to properly account for rake, which has a notable impact on how you should be playing. I’ll select “MICRO STAKES” for this example.

plo solver table stakes

Then, you select your stack depth using the popups on either side of the grid. This PLO solver offers ranges for 100BB, 50BB, and 30BB stack depths. I’ll select 100BB for the top right portion of the grid and 50BB for the bottom left portion of the grid. 

plo matrix solver stack depth

Now, it’s time for the fun part: looking up how to play a specific hand.

Click 1: Choose your situation

Let’s say you want to know how to play A♠ J♦ T♠ 6♣ from the big blind against a raise from the player on the button (100BB deep).

You start by selecting “vs BU” under “BB” on the top right portion of the grid.

plo solver situation selection

Click 2: Choose your pair or highest two cards

The next grid looks like this:

pot limit omaha matrix grid 2

On this grid, you select the best two cards in your hand. If you have a pair, select the pair (or highest pair if you have two). If you don’t have a pair, select your highest two cards. The top right of the grid is for double suited hands and the bottom left is for single suited hands.

In the case of A♠ J♦ T♠ 6♣, your highest two cards are AJ and your hand is single suited, so you select AJ from the bottom left portion of the grid.

plo solver select highest cards

Examine the final grid to see how the PLO solver plays your hand

The final grid looks like this:

pot limit omaha solver final grid

The top right portion of the grid represents “good suited” hands and the bottom left portion represents “bad suited” hands. (Hands in black are not possible because you already said your highest two cards are AJ.)

Since your hand is suited to the ace, it is a “good suited” hand. Now, simply find your side cards — T6, in this case — on the top right portion of the grid and check the legend to see what play you’re supposed to make.

plo matrix final grid

So, A♠ J♦ T♠ 6♣ is a call versus a button raise. 

This process may seem a bit complicated at first, but it will be easy for you after tinkering around with it for a few minutes. 

Get your access to the PLO Matrix here or click below.
plo solver pot limit omaha matrix

Frequently Asked Questions About the PLO Matrix Solver

You may have a few questions after reading this guide, so here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Q: How can the PLO Matrix be accessed?

After buying the PLO Matrix, you can access the tool using either Chrome or Safari. It works on both desktop and mobile devices.

Q: How were the underlying ranges created?

A: The ranges were created using MonkerSolver, the most powerful PLO solver on the market. The creators used three 512gb servers and ran simulations on them continuously for months to create the most accurate possible ranges for the PLO Matrix.

Q: How close are the ranges to the solver?

A: The ranges are almost identical. A negligible amount of accuracy (<1%) is sacrificed so that we are able to visually represent the ranges. 

Q: What is good suit, bad suit, and triple suited again?

A: For single suited hands, a good suit is when the hand is suited to its highest card and only has two cards of that suit. Bad suit is the remaining single suited hands. Bad suit includes triple suited hands, which is a hand that contains 3 cards of one suit. These hands are very bad even if they are suited to their highest card.

For double suited hands, a good suit is when you have the two highest possible suits. Bad suit is the remaining double suited hands. Bad suit double suited hands will have the highest two cards in your hand be the same suit.

Q: Are there any future plans to add more information/features to the Matrix?

A: The product is constantly being improved. We have ideas in development and updates will be provided as they become available.

Video Walkthrough

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I used to play a ton of poker. Now, I run the Upswing Poker strategy blog and help out our growing community of Upswing Lab members.

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