poker question, Omaha H/L

morose

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I have a poker question of Omaha H/L

Player A has 23457
Player B has A2467
who will win the pot of the low?

And where can I find some rules and strategy of Omaha H/L ?

Thank you for your help :)
 

BigBill

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Player A with 7 5

Google Omaha H/L rules

Hope that helps

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morose

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I'm sorry but I can't find any specific rules about Omaha H/L
Player A with 23567
Player B with A2567 ?

I'm very confused

Please help me some rules about the Low Hand!!
Thank you very much!!!
 

Chatmaster

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Have to be carefull with these google searches. I once saw a site that said the highest low hand is 8-7-6-5-4! lol, I checked it still there ranking top 10!

The best low hand is A-2-3-4-5. The ranking is determined by the highest card, if they are the same, the next highest etc. In other words, 7-5-3-2-A beats a 7-6-3-2-A. Does that make sense?

You need to be VERY disciplined at this poker variation. The thing is if you are not you will be destroyed! You should only play specific hands and that is it, nothing else matters. Remember the pot is split between high and low so and again it can be split from there. This in effect means that you can put more into a pot than you win at the end!

The best starting hand is A-A-2-3 suited. Meaning that the A-2 suited and A-3 is suited.

To win the low hand you need to have low cards A-2-3 maybe 4, two of these in your hand. You also need to realise that to win high a pair is useless. You need to have a potential, straight, flush in your hand. The best is to win both High and low. I play love to play if I have A-2-K in hand. If it is suited, I'll go all-in!

I know that the Prima software's help file is fairly comprehensive, perhaps if you like you can read up there more information! :thumbsup:
 

KasinoKing

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Very well explained, Mr Chatmaster!
Hopefully more & more people will try it and realise that Omaha Hi/Lo is a much more skillfull & exciting game than the 'random lottery' of hold'em, and I will have more people to play with! :thumbsup:
 

paul1

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KasinoKing said:
Omaha Hi/Lo is a much more skillfull....game than....hold'em

No way, my friend. If it were, there'd be more bigger limit action. Of course, I'm talking fixed limit. :)
 

Chatmaster

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Thanks, KK

Yes, In Omaha, you know when you've won and when you have no chance! Their is allot less luck involved in it than with Omaha. Either you play by the rules or you make someone else rich, your choice and that is where the main skill lies! Discipline! :cool:
 

morose

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Thank you very much Chatmaster!

I'm very interested in Omaha H/L. I got a royal flush in Pacific Poker yesterday, but only 50$ bonus.

I knew the best low hand is A-2-3-4-5, some site or poker room considered as 2-3-4-5-A, and the A is the best low and high card :confused:

But I'm also confused that
if A has 76532, B has 7654A, who will win?

Would you please send me your MSN address? Hope to have lessons :p
 

winbig

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morose said:
Thank you very much Chatmaster!

I'm very interested in Omaha H/L. I got a royal flush in Pacific Poker yesterday, but only 50$ bonus.

I knew the best low hand is A-2-3-4-5, some site or poker room considered as 2-3-4-5-A, and the A is the best low and high card :confused:

But I'm also confused that
if A has 76532, B has 7654A, who will win?

Would you please send me your MSN address? Hope to have lessons :p
A wins...as said before, you start at the highest card and work down

1st: A) 7 B) 7
2nd: A) 6 B) 6
3rd: A) 5 B) 5
4th: A) 3 B) 4 <- that's the winner there (A), no need to go any further with the hand.
 

pokeraddict

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I once saw a site that said the highest low hand is 8-7-6-5-4! lol

I guess I am confused. This is the highest low hand right? You have to have an 8 or better and 8-7-6-5-3 beats this but you cant have a 9-x-x-x-x because it would not qualify. The only game straights dont count as low is 2-7 draw as far as I know except for home game variations.

I love Omaha8, when a player is bad in omaha8 they are REALLY bad. Its not just a fish in holdem that can say it was suited, in omaha8 you get people who call raises with hands that have no chance of winning high or low. It is also a great game for clearing bonuses as it creates a lot of raked hands. Another high low game to check out is 7stud8.
 

KasinoKing

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KasinoKing said:
Omaha Hi/Lo is a much more skillfull....game than....hold'em
paul1 said:
No way, my friend. If it were, there'd be more bigger limit action. Of course, I'm talking fixed limit. :)
Well I think that is mostly down to people not being able to understand Omaha Hi/Lo as easily as Hold'em. It certainly takes longer to learn & understand, but for us Hi/Lowers it is a far superior game. As one of the other posters said, you get far more action and will be involved in far more hands than Texas. I can see how hold'em is good in real life - when you can see peoples faces & body language, but online.. it's just a lottery!
Each to their own - there's plenty of tables for everybody! ;)

PS: When quoting me, why did you miss out the key word: EXCITING! :thumbsup:
 

BigBill

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After playing Holdem live and online for many years I have an affection
for Omaha H/L it is more lively and more players see the river than
most other games. What I like the most is when after missing the High hand
you call with nut low and some idiot raises with the same low and you end up
after the split with less money than when you started.Yep that's my Fav.
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paul1

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KasinoKing said:
Well I think that is mostly down to people not being able to understand Omaha Hi/Lo as easily as Hold'em. It certainly takes longer to learn & understand, but for us Hi/Lowers it is a far superior game. As one of the other posters said, you get far more action and will be involved in far more hands than Texas. I can see how hold'em is good in real life - when you can see peoples faces & body language, but online.. it's just a lottery!
Each to their own - there's plenty of tables for everybody! ;)

I think Omaha Hi/Lo is really only a good game when there are many "fish" at the table. It's a terrible game against skilled players, of course. But against mediocre players, I think it also sux.

Since you don't generally find fish ponds at the higher limits, the game does not thrive there. It takes a lot more skill to beat the higher limit holdem games, than to extract money out of low limit fish ponds in Omaha. The old saying "play tight" has a lot of merit at low limit Omaha. But just tight won't take down the money in tougher holdem games. That's why I say holdem is a much more skillful game than Omaha-8.

Make no mistake, I am NOT saying there is little skill involved in Omaha. Absolutely there is a lot of skill to it. But being moderately skilled in it will also take down the money in loose games.

A lot of Omaha players think it is far more "complex" than holdem because of the increased combinations in holding four cards. But that doesn't really hold water. In both online and b&m, the subtleties of holdem are much more complex.

There is obviously plenty of money to be made at Omaha and I assume there will be for years and years to come. And it is an exciting game. (did you hear that Kasino King? It IS exciting! :D :) ) Anyway, absolutely you should play what you have fun at and can win at.

But imho, Omaha sux. :p lol
 

Chatmaster

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pokeraddict said:
I guess I am confused. This is the highest low hand right? You have to have an 8 or better and 8-7-6-5-3 beats this but you cant have a 9-x-x-x-x because it would not qualify. The only game straights dont count as low is 2-7 draw as far as I know except for home game variations.
You are correct!, I meant that I once saw on a pokersite that someone said the best low hand in Omaha hi/lo was 87654. That was funny, because it was clear that this guy didn't even understand the rules of Omaha hi/lo.

I must say, that of all the Poker variants, this is the most exciting! Omaha Hi/Lo is fast and ussually with high stakes. I can make money fast or loose it fast. The biggest benewfit though is that a very few players actually understand the game.

I would'nt say it requires more skill than Holdem, but it is a completely different game to holdem. If you want to see me loose big time it is when I play multi tables with a table hi/lo and a table holdem at the same time, :eek2: I am so confused that I get all excited when have 4 high cards in Omaha, lol it is confusing.

However the real goal in Omaha hi/lo is to get both the high and the low, if you split a pot then, it is a bit nicer! At least then you can win 2/3 of the pot.
 
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m249a

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Chatmaster said:
If you want to see me loose big time it is when I play multi tables with a table hi/lo and a table holdem at the same time, :eek2: I am so confused that I get all excited when have 4 high cards in Omaha, lol it is confusing. However the real goal in Omaha is to get both the high and the low, if you split a pot then, it is a bit nicer! At least then you 2/3 of the pot and can't loose.
You have alot of guts to play hold em and omaha at the same time....I consider myself to be just slightly above average poker player, I am finally moving to higher limits/stakes games......but multi player on ANY game, much less two variations of poker.....NEVER :)

I bow to your superior skills :notworthy
 

Debels

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Player with the 75 wins. When figuring the low hand the cards are read from 8 on down. So obviously 75 is lower than 76. Many people are want to think the low is read from A on up to 8, this is a common error. They are read from 8 on down.
 
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