Here are some Omaha poker tips:
- At Omaha, remember that the number of cards available to each player always means that the winning hands are much bigger than they are at Holdem. Most novice Omaha players lose a lot of money with hands that would look enormous in Hold’em but are not big enough in Omaha. Be especially careful with small full houses, which frequently lose to bigger full houses, and moderate flushes which frequently lose to bigger ones of the same suit.
- If you’re playing Omaha Hi/Lo (also known as Omaha/8), remember that the lowest low hand is determined by the top card, not the bottom. So 76543 is lower than 8432A. And remember that only two cards from your hand can contribute to either the high or the low. Once you have fully grasped these two concepts, Omaha Hi/Lo is an excellent game to play online as so many players do not understand the rules!
- In Omaha Hi/Lo, you should consider folding any starting hand that does not contain an Ace. This will save you lots of money, and ensure that when you are in a hand you have a realistic chance of winning, or at least splitting, the pot.
- If there is a pair on the flop at Omaha and you don’t have trips, the chances that someone else does are so great that you should always fold at the first opportunity.
- Similarly, if there are three cards of the same suit on the board at Omaha and you don’t have a flush, fold as soon as someone bets. Occasionally you may get lucky if you don’t, but in the long run calls like this will drain your stack very quickly.