RecPoker | Ep 231 – Samuli Sipila on PLO Strategy

By Steve Fredlund
December 31, 2020

Samuli “TheJudas” Sipila (or Sam for short) is a professional poker player from Finland specializing in PLO, both online and live play. In this fun conversation, Sam talks about PLO strategies, bankroll management, and the tennis elbow he has from playing about 11,000 hands/day as he pursues Diamond Elite status. Follow twitch.tv/beastsofpoker and go to beastsofpoker.com to find out more about Sam and the team.

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Time Stamps

02:30Introduction to Samuli Sipila
03:55Samuli’s poker story
08:01Samuli talks about pre-flop hand selection in PLO 
10:28What percentage of hands should we be playing in a PLO?
12:01Advice for players to get started with fundamental PLO 
13:50Guidelines in using open raise 
17:35Difference between tournament PLO and cash PLO
19:55Why PLO is getting popular 
21:18Balance ranges in PLO 
34:27Thoughts in separate bankroll for PLO and NLH
37:15What type of adjustment would he made from 5 cards compare to 4. 
38:36What training aid would Samuli recommend?
55:07John: No limit hold ‘em results / RecPoker updates 



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Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at stevefredlund.com.

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