There is a $50 MTT that I have been playing in for the past few months. The players who bust out early will start a $1/$2 No-limit Omaha-hi cash game. The buy-in is $60 to $200, and we generally have 10 players at the table once the tournament is over, which dwindles down to 7 or 8 players by evenings end. I don't have much experience with NLO, so I have been trying to adapt. (I am up $80 over four sessions.) Player/game details: Everyone loves to see a flop; therefore, you are not going to thin the field pre-flop unless you bet $20 or better. Such a strategy can lead to trouble if the players to your immediate left give you action, due to the fact that other players will quickly convince themselves that it is pot worthy to call. Straddles are also called pot builders. Half of the hands we played last night involved a $4 "pot builder" by the player in the straddle position or the big blind. My strategy question is, are you further ahead to limp in every pot, or should you be selective? What about pre-flop raises, which usually creates $80 to $100+ pots before the flop? Should they be avoided, or do we want to bet $20 to $30 with strong hands knowing that we will have at least two callers on a $30 bet, and a minimum of three or four on a $20 bet? Keep in mind how your SPR is effected when there is $100 in the pot pre-flop. Any insights or thoughts regarding play/strategy are appreciated.