By Sebastian Pilaf, Sep 9 2017 02:50PM
Rolf Slotboom is a Dutch poker player, who started in the mid 90’s with limit Holdem poker. When he worked as a dealer in Vienna, he soon discovered that Pot Limit Omaha (PLO), which was new in Vienna back then, was more profitable. After he had stopped as a dealer he focused on this game and developed his own unique strategy. Later on he moved back to Amsterdam and applied again his profitable strategy. Meanwhile, Slotboom was more and more occupied with media activities, like writing columns and providing Dutch commentary for Eurosport. The last couple of years he focuses, besides playing PLO, more and more on tournaments and in 2008 he was chosen as Dutch poker player of the year. Many people will know him from his unorthodox big raises and his active behavior at the poker tables.
Structure Secrets of Pot Limit Omaha
Slotboom has structured this book in 4 parts: game strategies, classic articles, practice hands and heads up analyses. Rolf describes his strategies chronologically in the way he has developed them. He starts with his well known short stack strategy (click here for more on this strategy), which he used in the early years of his PLO career. After he moved back to Amsterdam and the PLO games got tougher, he developed a big stack strategy. When the live PLO games even dried up he decided to play online and he explains how he adjusted his strategy for online play. In the second part of his book Slotboom put some “classic” articles. He has written these during the years and rewrote them specifically for this book. Examples of subjects in these articles are starting hands and bluffing. Subsequently Slotboom continues with discussing practice hands, in which readers can answer a specific problem in a multiple choice setting, after which Slotboom discusses all answers. Finally, Slotboom provides various heads up analyses, in which he calculates the equity of various starting hands against each other.
Writing Style Rolf Slotboom
Slotboom has a clear writing style and analyses all subjects and problems in a structured way. He also provided many live examples of the hands he played in Vienna and Amsterdam and this gives the book a lively character. Rolf Slotboom also takes the reader along in his development as PLO player, since he has written the first part of this book more or less chronologically.
Judgment Secrets of Pot Limit Omaha
I think that Secrets of Pot Limit Omaha is one of the best books written on PLO and I advice it to anyone who wants to learn more about this game. After I read that book ,I changed my mindset and I was able to run my first online blog about poker and Double Down Casino : ddc-academy.com where I write weekly tips to help poker players.PLO, contrary to Holdem, is a game about relative few is written (although this changing lately) and has developed less rapidly than Holdem. Rolf is able to explain his strategies in a clear way and bases them on solid arguments. I also think Rolf is an original thinker. In daily life is sometimes known as a solitary person, whether this is true I don’t know, but in his development as a PLO player he does not care too much for assumptions of so called good PLO play and develops his own unique strategies. Moreover, Rolf Slotboom is able to express the differences between Holdem and PLO well in his strategies. Finally, Slotboom is a player who has proved himself both live and online. Many books are written by live players, but read by online players. Without disrespecting these books I consider it an added value if the writer is able to explain the differences between live and online play and the consequences for your game. Rolf Slotboom is able to do so and I like to hear opinions from other players about this book!