Interview with Marc-André 'FrenchDawg' Ladouceur
Like many aspiring poker players, I was very much influenced by the movie Rounders and the Moneymaker effect. It seems fitting that I got my start playing Texas Holdem `The Cadillac of poker` but you may be surprised to learn that I have little knowledge about this 4 card game they call Pot Limit Omaha. Omaha's growing popularity over the last decade has been such that I feel like I'm showing up way too late at the party. Fortunately for me, OMAHA WEEK is happening right now from May 23rd to May 29th
and my Team Pro Online colleagues Lex Veldhuis (L. Veldhuis) Roy Bhasin (GodlikeRoy) and Adrienne Rowsome (talonchick) have agreed to coach me everyday this week!
We'll be live streaming our coaching sessions, reviewing hands and answering our followers questions. I'll be playing PLO cash games during Happy Hours and Omania tournaments. All of this to prepare myself for the $1050 High Roller Omaha tournament on Sunday May 29th. Even better we're giving away a huge percentage of my action so you can get your hands on some prizes! Here at Poker School Online, four users will get a 5% each
, but Lex, Roy and Adrienne are also giving some on their twitch streams, and I will as well on my twitter
. Stay tuned for all the details.
Through my coaching sessions, I hope to learn:
- Standard preflop opening, 3 betting, cold calling ranges and blind defense strategy.
- How to calculate my equity in a pot and understand range advantage on a variety of boards.
- Optimal bet sizings postflop to maximize profits.
- Main leaks holdem players have when they switch to PLO.
- How to adjust to tournament strategy, how it compares and differs from holdem.
I actually think that if you're already familiar/skilled in Omaha, come by the stream and give some me tips, get your hands analyzed by the pros or just tell me how bad you think I played. For the one trick ponies just like me, if you want to expand your horizons, you have a great opportunity to follow my journey this week and get inside the head of our Team Pro Online specialists. See you guys on stream!