Fernando Habegger joins Doug Polk to discuss new Upswing Poker PLO Lab.
Upswing Poker Pot Limit Omaha expert Fernando JNandezPoker Habegger appeared on the Doug Polk Podcast Tuesday to discuss the upcoming PLO Lab, which will launch exclusively here at Upswing Poker on Monday, October 23rd.
The announcement comes at a time when PLO is evolving and becoming more focused on simulation material available via programs such as Monker Solver.
The 70-minute segment which was broadcast live on YouTube boasted a hefty amount of discussion related to solver software, and how it is changing the real money Pot Limit Omaha landscape.
From now until Monday, October 9th, Upswing’s “PLO University” will be on sale at a discounted price of $699 USD (find out more here).
Those who have already purchased our PLO University (or do so before Monday, October 9th) will be automatically eligible to receive the first month of the Upswing Poker PLO Lab for just $1. The regular price of our Upswing Poker PLO Lab will be $200 USD (sign-up fee) plus a $100 rebuild.
Approximately 6-8 hours of material has been added-on to the PLO University before it officially ends on October 9th, so now is a great time to take advantage of the exceptional value before the new PLO Lab is introduced on Monday, October 23rd.
TIMESTAMPS Recap of Fernando Habegger PLO Lab Podcast
https://youtu.be/tOBDZfxctno Day 1 Ratings: 8,642 Views – 144 Likes, 28 Dislikes (0:00) Intro, Upswing Poker PLO expert Fernando Habegger (0:34) Upswing PLO University changes, new material incoming (1:58) Introduction of Pot limit Omaha solvers will change landscape similar to NLHE (3:21) PLO University will close, will cease to exist Monday, October 9th (3:30) New Upswing PLO Lab arrives Monday, October 23rd (4:22) Doug explains evolution of Upswing PLO instruction (6:07) PLO solvers discussion, Doug’s lack of experience with solvers (7:43) Fernando’s experiences with PLO solvers, Preflop analysis & calibration (12:10) Soft spots in Pot Limit Omaha, complexity of the game (13:47) Monker Solver (PLO) vs. Pio Solver (NLHE)
(14:32) Upswing PLO University deal — 6-8 hours of new content (15:30) What common PLO mistakes does Fernando see from opponents? (17:36) Doug explains “blockers” in poker — NLHE vs. PLO (20:53) Fernando explains “blockers” as they apply to poker strategy (23:32) Doug talks about heads-up Pot Limit Omaha situations (25:45) Monker Solver board textures, explanation of “protection” mentality (28:51) Is PLO Lab geared more towards live or online poker? (31:27) Doug talks about how “protection” mentality affects “check-check” spots (32:54) Fernando fleshes out “blockers” in PLO (34:16) Discomfort vs. Profitability as it applies to solver material (36:04) “There are no styles, just weaknesses.” -JNandezPoker (36:10) Televised Poker and its influence on play styles (38:53) Are playing styles good for poker? (40:08) Televised poker styles as they compare to boxing & MMA evolution (41:48) Becoming too attached with a poker playing style (43:09) Doug reminisces on poker career, adapting his strategy (44:41) Old-school 15-hour match, Doug Polk vs. ‘Jungleman’ Dan Cates
(45:18) “Hybrid” players remain the best at their craft – #FJim live pros (46:45) Should “exploitative play” occasionally override solvers? (49:22) Viktor Blom (Isildur1) play style when winning vs. losing (50:21) Why players lose money when they become results-oriented (51:31) Take your time when reviewing hands (52:16) PLO “big picture” — current landscape (53:26) Live PLO is super soft, Mixed Games may be even softer (55:07) Heads-up PLO online, PokerStars nosebleed rake is changing online culture (56:22) Short-stacked PLO popularity (57:05) “PLO Week” on recent Poker After Dark telecast (59:24) Poker “speed of play” remains an issue (1:00:48) Attracting recreational players (1:01:32) Fernando relives EPT Barcelona 2017, making poker fun (1:03:40) What Upswing PLO Lab customers can expect & JNandez humility? (1:06:50) Follow @JNandezPoker on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube & Twitter (1:07:37) PLO University closure recap, PLO Lab launch (1:08:16) Outro, “best course ever” hype (1:08:33) Poker Night King of The Hill II begins Friday in Pittsburgh
Read more Upswing Poker content from our contributors:
- PLO Expert Fernando Habegger signs with Upswing Poker (Feb 3, 2017)
- Pot Limit Omaha University is Closing its Doors Forever (Oct 3, 2017)
- Transitioning from NLHE to Pot Limit Omaha (Feb 9, 2017)
David Huber (known as “dhubermex” online) has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade. He currently assists several poker and gaming entities as a researcher, writer, and consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief & Head Moderator of online tournament rankings site PocketFives (2006-2011).