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Omaha Hi/Lo: General Summary
December 21st, 2015 by Leilani

Omaha Hi-Lo (also known as Omaha 8 or better) is commonly viewed as one of the most complex but popular poker variations. It’s a variation that, even more than regular Omaha poker, aims for play from every level of players. This is the primary reason why a once irrelevant variation, has grown in popularity so rapidly.

Omaha/8 begins like a regular game of Omaha. Four cards are handed out to every player. A round of betting ensues in which gamblers can bet, check, or drop out. 3 cards are dealt out, this is referred to as the flop. One more sequence of betting happens. Once all the players have in turn called or folded, an additional card is revealed on the turn. a further sequence of wagering happens and then the river card is revealed. The gamblers must attempt to put together the best high and low five card hands using the board and hole cards.

This is the point where many players get baffled. Contrasted to Texas Hold ‘Em, where the board can be every player’s hand, in Omaha hi/lo the player has to use exactly three cards on the board, and precisely two cards from their hand. No more, no less. Contrary to regular Omaha, there are 2 ways a pot might be won: the "high hand" or the "low hand."

A high hand is just how it sounds. It’s the best possible hand out of every player’s, regardless if it is a straight, flush, full house. It is the same concept in almost all poker games.

A lower hand is more complicated, but really opens up the play. When figuring out a low hand, straights and flushes don’t count. the lowest hand is the worst hand that could be made, with the lowest value being made up of A-2-3-4-5. Seeing as straights and flushes do not count, A-2-3-4-5 is the smallest value hand possible. The lower hand is any five card hand (unpaired) with an eight and lower. The low hand wins half of the pot, as does the high hand. When there is no low hand available, the higher hand takes the entire pot.

It may seem complex at first, after a few rounds you will be able to pick up on the base subtleties of the game easily enough. Since you have people betting for the low and wagering for the high, and seeing as so many cards are in play, Omaha/8 provides an overwhelming assortment of wagering possibilities and owing to the fact that you have several players trying for the high, along with a few battling for the low. If you enjoy a game with all kinds of outs and actions, it’s not a waste of your time to play Omaha 8 or better.


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