Odds of Flopping a Set in PLO

PLO is more likely to lose a set than Texas Hold’em. This means that you must develop new strategies for PLO. Using these strategies will help you beat the competition and win money!

The Odds You’ll Flop a Straight

To flop a straight, you must have hole cards that will allow you to connect with your board to make it. You can flop straight with a pair kings or queens (or even just a Jack), a pair eights or neufs, or even a suit eight or nine.

These combinations can only be created by specific starting hand conditions. It is therefore important to understand the odds of you getting a straight. This information will allow you to make the right decisions at the table and increase your bankroll.

You have a strong hand for the PLO flop if you hold a suited ace or king. You have 80% chance of hitting a full table with your ace king or Queen, and 85% chance of hitting a flush with your king king or sister.

Additionally, re-raising the pot before the turn will increase your chances of winning with your ace/king. This can be a great strategy to double-up on your opponent and steal a large part of the pot.

PLO has a greater chance of you flogging a set with paired cards than Texas Hold’em. Your chances of making the set with your pair of hole cards is about 7.5-to-1 PLO. This is more likely than making a Texas Hold’em-style set with nonpaired hole cards.

This is because a set with paired hole cards has three ways to hit the board, while a full house with a paired ace, king or queen has only two ways. The second way of hitting the board with a paired ace, k or q is by drawing to your set.

The ace is crucial in this strategy as it increases your chances of hitting the flop with set. If your opponent has set, you’ll be able win the draw. You can also use this strategy in PLO to increase equity. A back-door flush drawing adds approximately 4-percent of your total equity.