Odds of Flopping a Set in PLO

The odds of flopping a set in PLO are different than in Texas Hold’em. This means you must create a new set strategy for PLO. These strategies will help beat the competition and earn you money!

The Odds of Flopping a Straight

To flop straights, you will need hole cards that allow for you to connect to the board. For example, you can flop a straight with a pair of kings or queens (or even a jack), a pair of eights or nines, or even a suited eight or nine.

These combinations of holes can only occur when certain starting hand conditions are met. That is why it is so important to know how likely you are to get a straight. This information will assist you in making the right decisions at your table and increasing your bankroll.

You have a strong hand for the PLO flop if you hold a suited ace or king. The chances of hitting a full house with your ace, king or queen are 80% and a flush against your king or queen is approximately 85%.

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 higher chance of you winning a set if you have paired hole card pairs than Texas Hold’em. The odds of making a set with your paired hole cards are about 7.5-to-1 in PLO, which is more than twice the odds of making a set with non-paired hole cards in Texas Hold’em.

This is because sets with paired holecards have three ways to hit boards, while full houses with paired ace and king or queen have only two. Drawing to your set is the second way to hit the board with a pair ace, k, or q.

This strategy requires you to have the ace in hand. You will have a good chance at hitting the flip with a set and your opponent will be able to draw to it. This strategy can also be used in PLO to increase your equity because a backdoor flush draw adds approximately 4-percent to you total equity.