10: The Three P’s (You can’t win big without them)
Our final golden rule. One that applies to many forms of poker. The Three P’s:
- Position: The mark of a good player includes losing less with bad hands. A key way to do this is to reduce the number of marginal hands which you play out of position. As your position improves, you should open up your range.
- Pot odds: Ensure that you know how many outs you have, and that you adjust according to whether you are drawing to half or the whole pot. Don’t draw without the correct implied odds. Ensure to discount for non nut outs. For example, an open ended straight draw with two to a flush on board likely only gives you a maximum of six nut outs, not eight.
- Patience: Controlling your emotions is as important in Omaha 8 Limit as in any poker game. Don’t fall victim to tilt!
This is an extract from Omaha 8 or Better: Winning at Hi Low Poker by Andy Mack