Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) is a popular poker game that is similar to Texas Hold'em, but with a few key differences. In PLO, each player is dealt four cards instead of two, and must use exactly two of their four hole cards in combination with three of the five community cards to make the best possible hand. The betting structure in PLO is also different, as it is a pot-limit game, meaning that the maximum bet or raise is limited to the size of the pot.
To play Pot Limit Omaha, follow these steps:
Deal the cards - Each player is dealt four cards face down. These are known as the "hole" or "pocket" cards.
Pre-flop betting - The player to the left of the big blind starts the betting round. Players can call the big blind, raise, or fold. The betting continues around the table in a clockwise direction until all players have either folded or called the highest bet.
Flop - Three community cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table.
Post-flop betting - The first player to act is the player to the left of the dealer button. Players can bet, raise, call, or fold. The maximum bet or raise is limited to the size of the pot.
Turn - A fourth community card is dealt face up in the middle of the table.
Post-turn betting - The betting round proceeds as before.
River - A fifth and final community card is dealt face up in the middle of the table.
Post-river betting - The final betting round takes place.
Showdown - If more than one player remains in the hand after the final betting round, the remaining players reveal their hole cards and the best five-card hand wins the pot. Remember, players must use exactly two of their hole cards and three of the community cards to make their hand.
That's a basic overview of how to play Pot Limit Omaha. Good luck at the tables!