Odds of Flopping a Set in PLO

PLO has a higher chance of fumbling a set than Texas Hold’em. This means that PLO requires you to develop new strategies. These strategies will help beat the competition and earn you money!

The Odds You’ll Flop a Straight

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

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 enable you to make smart decisions at the table and increase the size of your bankroll.

If you hold a suited pair of ace, queen or king, your hand is extremely strong for the flop in PLO. 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%.

In addition, you have a good chance of winning the pot with your ace or king by re-raising before the turn. This can be a great strategy to double-up on your opponent and steal a large part of the pot.

Your chance of flopping a set with paired hole cards is much better in PLO than it is in 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 pair of hole cards with paired holes has three ways to hit a board, while a fullhouse with a pair of ace, king, or queen has only one. 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 to improve your equity in PLO because a back-door flush draw adds about 4-percent of your total equity to your hand.