Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:23 am Posts: 2588 Location: Des Moines IA
You're about a month late. But I'm assuming this thread will remain open for the benefit of players in the coming years.
As far as what to expect, game and table selection are key- skill levels are all over the place. I found very high skill at the $1/2PLO table I was at but the $1/2NLHE games had a ton of fish. Noise from announcements was annoying. Dealers were mostly very good- all the PLO dealers I had knew the exact amount whenever someone said "pot." Seemed very well run. I ran horribly otherwise I would have played much more here.
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Also, can you confirm that ALL satellites (1 table sats) are NLH?
The majority are, but you will find that the closer it gets to a specialty event, the more satellites that will be run for it. For instance, if you want to satellite into a PLO8 event being played on Friday, there won't be many, if any, satellites running on Tuesday. But by Thursday and Friday morning, they will have PLO8 satellites running.
I can speak to the PLO8 satellites from experience. I am also pretty sure LVM played a satellite for a Razz event right before the event a couple of years ago. I imagine they have specialized satellites for other types of tourneys, but don't know for sure.
Last year I played 1/2NL, 2/5NL, and 5/10PLO. The NL games are very beatable if you are patient and aggressively play your position. The PLO table I moved to was a shove fest, $5000 pots, mostly Euro trust fund rich kids playing with daddy's money. I bought in for $500 and was waiting on decent cards to shove with but was very card dead.
It was my first try at PLO and I was way out classed and out of my element. Need to bone up on the game online before taking a beating at this game. The action and size of the pots was mesmerizing.
If you want to play PLO at a WSOP cash game, bring about $10k per session and fasten your seat belt.