»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
Omaha Hi Lo: General Outline
March 12th, 2016 by Leilani

Omaha Hi-Lo (also known as Omaha 8 or better) is often times viewed as one of the most complex but well-loved poker games. It is a variation that, even more than normal Omaha poker, aims for play from every level of players. This is the primary reason why a once obscure game, has grown in acceptance so amazingly.

Omaha 8 or better begins exactly like a normal game of Omaha. 4 cards are handed out to each player. A round of wagering ensues in which players can bet, check, or drop out. 3 cards are given out, this is referred to as the flop. Another sequence of betting happens. Once all the players have in turn called or dropped out, a further card is revealed on the turn. an additional round of wagering ensues at which point the river card is flipped. The gamblers will have to make the strongest high and low 5 card hands based on the board and hole cards.

This is where a few players get baffled. Contrasted to Holdem, where the board can be every player’s hand, in Omaha hi/low the player must use exactly 3 cards from the board, and exactly two hole cards. No more, no less. Contrary to regular Omaha, there are two ways a pot might be won: the "higher hand" or the "lower hand."

A high hand is exactly how it sounds. It is the strongest possible hand out of every player’s, it doesn’t matter if it is a straight, flush, full house. It is the very same concept in almost every poker game.

The low hand is more difficult, but certainly opens up the play. When figuring out a low hand, straights and flushes do not count. the lowest hand is the weakest hand that can be put together, with the worst being made up of A-2-3-4-5. Seeing as straights and flushes don’t count, A-2-3-4-5 is the lowest possible hand. The lower hand is any 5 card hand (unpaired) with an 8 and smaller. The lower hand takes half of the pot, as does the higher hand. When there is no low hand presented, the high hand wins the complete pot.

While it seems difficult initially, following a couple of rounds you will be able to pick up on the basic nuances of the game with ease. Seeing as you have individuals wagering for the low and wagering for the high, and seeing as so many cards are in play, Omaha 8 or better provides an overwhelming range of betting options and because you have numerous individuals battling for the high hand, as well as several battling for the low hand. If you prefer a game with a plethora of outs and actions, it’s not a waste of your time to compete in Omaha High-Low.


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

»  Substance: WordPress   »  Style: Ahren Ahimsa