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Pot Limit Omaha Strategy Quiz – Only a PLO Expert Will Score 9/10

Ready to put your Pot Limit Omaha skills to the test? 

These 10 quiz questions are based on cutting-edge PLO solver research, and many of the correct answers are only slightly better than the other options. Only a true Pot Limit Omaha expert will be able to get 9/10 correct (unless you are a lucky guesser).

Good luck!

Most of these questions were created by Luuk Botter in the PLO Lab members only Facebook group.

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Question 1

$1/$2 PLO Live (timed rake). $200 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt four cards in the big blind
UTG raises to $7. 4 folds. Hero...

Which hand is a call?

Despite being double suited, these hands are simply not connected enough to play versus a raise from an early position player. Slightly stronger double suited hands, like Q976 or 9875, would be worth a call.

Question 2

$1/$2 PLO Online. $200 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt four cards in the cutoff 
folds to co. Hero raises to $7. BTN 3-bets to $24. blinds fold. Hero...

Which hand is a 4-bet?

A K K 7♠. has less postflop playability than the other options--it is less connected and its suit is only king high--which means it will have to give up on more flops/turns/rivers. By 4-betting, Hero reduces the chance of running into postflop difficulties because the stack-to-pot ratio will be lower.

Question 3

$0.25/$0.50 PLO Online. $50 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt four cards on the button
folds to co. CO raises to $1.75. Hero...

Which hand is a 3-bet?

All three of these hands are strong enough to call, but not 3-bet. When 3-betting a non-AA hand in position, Hero's hand should either have an Ace (blocking the cutoff's 4-bet range) or be very strong and double suited (high pairs or good rundowns that flop smoothly).

Question 4

$1/$2 PLO Online. $200 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt four cards on the button
UTG raises to $7. hj folds. CO calls. Hero...

Which two pair hand is a call?

5 5 4 4, along with every other two pair single suited hand, is too weak to re-raise but too connected and valuable to fold. These mid and low connected two pair holdings tend to hit different types of boards than the ones hit by the UTG and CO players' ranges, and can therefore stack off profitably in many situations.

T T 8 8 and K K T T are borderline folds. Hero could play these hands if they were double suited or had one less gap between pairs. Note that these hands, especially KKTT, will usually be profitable calls versus soft competition (but 5544 is still better).

Question 5

$0.50/$1 PLO Online. $100 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt four cards in the small blind
folds to btn. BTN raises to $3.50. Hero...

Which hand is a 3-bet?

All three of these hands are strong enough to call, but not 3-bet. 

The connected cards in A 6 5 4 are slightly too low for Hero to 3-bet. A765 double suited would be a good 3-bet candidate.

The same can be said for 8 7 6 5, as the rundowns with slightly more nut-straight potential (9876 and T987) should be 3-bet.

7 7 6 5 is not close to a 3-bet because it does not block the button's 4-betting range and it is not happy to face a 4-bet. A hand with high card value and a low pair--think A K 7 7--is a much better 3-bet than this paired rundown.

Question 6

$0.50/$1 PLO Online. $100 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt A 6 6 K in the big blind 
folds to btn. BTN raises to $3.50. sb folds. Hero calls.

Flop ($7.5) A T 6
Hero checks. BTN bets $5. Hero...

What's your play?

Most combinations of bottom set should be called, here, but this one has a crucial ace blocker. The button has every combination of AAxx in his preflop range, and having an ace makes it much less likely Hero runs into a cooler situation. 

If Hero had a plain bottom set--like K♣ 5♣ 6♥ 6--calling would be the better play.

Question 7

$0.50/$1 PLO Online. $100 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt 8 8 7 4 in the big blind 
folds to btn. BTN raises to $3.5. sb folds. Hero calls.

Flop ($7.5): J 7 5
Hero checks. BTN bets $5. Hero...

What's your play?

This hand blocks many hands that the button will continue with, such as strong straight draws and middle set. So, it is a great hand to check-raise with as a bluff.

There is little value in check-calling this hand because it simply isn't strong enough and won't perform well on most runouts.

Question 8

$0.50/$1 PLO Online. $100 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt A♠ K 2 2 in the hijack 
utg folds. Hero raises to $3.50. co folds. BTN calls. blinds fold.

Flop ($8.50) J 8 2
Hero...

What's your play?

This hand doesn't block top pair--a big part of the BTN's continuing range--and there are many hands that will call a bet on the flop that will not bet themselves (such as overpairs or middle pairs). 

Question 9

$1/$2 PLO Live (timed rake). $200 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt four cards on the button 
folds to btn. Hero raises to $7. sb folds. BB calls. 

Flop ($17) K 6 3
Hero...

Which hand is a c-bet?

Having a high flush draw, as opposed to a low one, is very relevant when it comes to betting or checking back. Hero should want to avoid building a pot with one pair and a low flush draw that will often be over-flushed on heart turns or heart rivers.

Question 10

$2.5/$5 PLO Online. $500 Effective Stacks.

Hero is dealt four cards on the button
utg folds. HJ raises to $17.50. co folds. Hero calls. blinds fold

Flop ($42.50) T 5 2
HJ bets $28. Hero...

Which hand is a bluff raise?

Blocking top pair and straight combos (with the 4) makes this a great hand to bluff raise. Having two backdoor flush draws also gives Hero more possibilities on the turn.

K K T 6♠ is simply strong enough to call, and J♠ J T♠ 9♣ has enough playability to call. 


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