Faq Omaha Poker Psychology
1. What do you mean by psychology of poker?
It means getting into your rival rivals' heads, determining how they think, figuring out what they think you think and even considering what they think you think they think.
2. If you try to steal before the flop and are re-raised by a strong rival who knows you would try to steal in this position, what will be your right play?
Your correct play is to raise back and then to bet on fourth and fifth streets.
3. Will you make this play against weak omaha player?
4. When your rival bets in this situation where he is certain that you are going to call, is he bluffing?
5. Give an example?
If you have been betting all along, you bet again after all the cards are out, and a player raises you, he is not bluffing.
6. Do players generally raise as a bluff on fourth street?
No. But tough players will raise on fourth street with an average hand that has some chance to become a very strong hand.
7. When your rival would be bluffing?
He would bluff when there appears to be a fair chance that you will fold.
Assume that no one bets on fourth street, a small pair and two high cards are on board and another small card hits on the river. If one of your rivals bets now, and he is a kind of player who would try to win the pot with nothing, it may be correct for you to call or raise with a weak hand.
9. What other thing is essential to consider in deciding whether to bet?
What your rival thinks what you have.
10. If your rival doubts a strong hand, what should you do?
You should bluff a lot.
You raise on the flop which reveals two suited cards and only one small card, and a blank hits on fourth street. If you check on fourth street but bet again on the river when a third suited card comes, it is difficult for many of your rivals to call with less than a flush. Therefore, you should bet with your weaker hands at this point.
12. What if your rival doubts that you are weak?
Do not try to bluff but bet your decent hands for value.
13. Give an example?
If both you and your rival checked on fourth street, you often can bet one big pair on the end for value.
14. Will you purposely make your play incorrect?
This is because you are trying to affect the thinking of your rivals for future hands.
You, before the flop, can re-raise a last position player, who may be on a steal, when you have something like deuce-trey for low and two face cards.
17. What kind of players do these types of plays work well against?
These types of plays work well against those players who are good enough to try to take the advantage of their creativity and knowledge but who are not good enough to realize that you know this.
All these questions are not presented as a substitute for the materials in the text. The main reason for this is to help you to keep updated between full readings of High-Low-Split Poker, Omaha Eight-or-Better for Advanced Players. I suggest that when you think you have become a winning Omaha eight-or-better player you re-read the text item after every other month and assess the questions about once in a week. Also remember to hide the answer and to think over to those questions which you find it most difficult. Furthermore, try to correlate the questions with the present hands that you have played and try to figure out which concept will be correct to apply.
Again an important thing to remember, as mentioned several times in this book, is that Omaha eight-or-better is difficult. It means that you should be a student for life. To become an expert player, it takes a very long time. That is the reason why the continuous assessment of these questions (and the remaining material in this book) is so very essential.
Omaha eight-or-better really consists of two games. At the lower limits, many players play badly and many players are often in each pot. As a result, in a no-limit game, a tight, straightforward approach generally will be successful, besides there is more to win than just to wait for an ace-deuce.
However at the higher limits, where many players are experts and most of the games are tight, Omaha eight-or-better requires more of poker skills. You should comprehend the differences between the hands; determine the type of hands that your rivals like to play and how they like to play them; maneuver how you want to play your hand, which might include a possible bluff; realize the chances that your hand may get forged or that you may get quartered. Further, you need to know to whom you can give action and against whom you need to be very careful.
The least information given in this text has to do with bluffing in short-handed pots when high cards flop. As a matter of fact, I doubt that some readers will think bluffing is suggested lot in these situations. Be sure that this is not the case. I know not only from a theoretical basis but also from the practical experience; that these plays are correct and they are part of the strong winning omaha poker strategy.
This text has laid a great impact on those readers who read and study it, and also on the game themselves. There will be more tough players around, that is some games would be tough to beat. I hope this text to be an important contributor to the future expansion of Omaha eight-or-better, making more games available so the best player will have more games from which to select. Accordingly, this text will be gainful to those who make an obligation to study the ideas and the concepts that it contains.
In conclusion, critical players who overlook the contents of this book will unnecessarily stay behind. This is especially true if you are currently having a smooth running over the game. This will provide you an idea as to how strong the approaches and concepts are in Omaha Eight-or-Better for Advanced Players.
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