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 and go to to find out more about Sam and the team.

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Time Stamps

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