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Omaha Hi Lo: Basic Outline
September 19th, 2017 by Leilani

Omaha Hi-Lo (also known as Omaha/8 or better) is frequently seen as one of the most difficult but well-loved poker variations. It’s a game that, even more than regular Omaha poker, aims for action from every level of players. This is the chief reason why a once irrelevant game, has expanded in acceptance so amazingly.

Omaha/8 begins just like a normal game of Omaha. 4 cards are dealt to each player. A round of wagering ensues in which gamblers can wager, check, or fold. Three cards are handed out, this is called the flop. A further sequence of betting happens. After all the players have in turn called or folded, an additional card is flipped on the turn. Another round of wagering follows and then the river card is flipped. The players must attempt to make the strongest high and low 5 card hands based on the board and hole cards.

This is the point where a few entrants can get baffled. Unlike Texas Holdem, 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 2 hole cards. No more, not a single card less. Contrary to regular Omaha, there are two ways a pot can be won: the "high hand" or the "lower hand."

A high hand is just how it sounds. It’s the strongest possible hand out of every player’s, whether that is a straight, flush, full house, etc. It is the very same approach in just about every poker game.

The lower hand is more difficult, but certainly free’s up the action. When determining a low hand, straights and flushes don’t count. A low hand is the weakest hand that can be made, with the lowest value being A-2-3-4-5. Considering that straights and flushes do not count, A-2-3-4-5 is the lowest value hand possible. The lower hand is any 5 card hand (unpaired) with an 8 and smaller. The lower hand wins half of the pot, as does the higher hand. When there’s no low hand available, the high hand wins the complete pot.

It may seem complex initially, following a few hands you will be agile enough to pick up on the fundamental subtleties of the game with ease. Since you have players betting for the low and betting for the high, and seeing as so many cards are being used at the same time, Omaha 8 or better offers an exciting range of wagering possibilities and seeing that you have numerous individuals shooting for the high hand, and several trying for the low. If you like a game with a plethora of outs and actions, it is not a waste of your time to compete in Omaha 8 or better.


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