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Omaha Hi/Low: Basic Outline
April 18th, 2019 by Leilani

Omaha Hi-Lo (also known as Omaha 8 or better) is frequently seen as one of the most complicated but well-loved poker variations. It is a game that, even more than normal Omaha poker, invites play from every level of players. This is the chief reason why a once invisible game, has expanded in acceptance so rapidly.

Omaha/8 starts like a regular game of Omaha. Four cards are given out to every player. A sequence of wagering ensues in which gamblers can bet, check, or fold. 3 cards are given out, this is referred to as the flop. One more round of wagering happens. After all the players have either called or folded, another card is revealed on the turn. Another sequence of wagering happens and then the river card is flipped. The players will need to put together the strongest high and low 5 card hands using the board and hole cards.

This is the point where some entrants get flustered. Unlike Holdem, in which the board can be everyone’s hand, in Omaha hi lo the player has to utilize exactly three cards on the board, and exactly 2 cards from their hand. No more, no less. Unlike normal Omaha, there are 2 ways a pot can be won: the "higher hand" or the "low hand."

A high hand is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the strongest possible hand out of everyone’s, it doesn’t matter if it is a straight, flush, full house, etc. It’s the identical notion in almost all poker games.

A lower hand is more complicated, but really free’s up the play. When deciding on a low hand, straights and flushes do not count. the lowest hand is the worst hand that might be made, with the lowest value being made up of A-2-3-4-5. Because straights and flushes do not count, A-2-3-4-5 is the lowest value hand possible. The low hand is any 5 card hand (unpaired) with an 8 and below. The low hand wins half of the pot, as does the higher hand. When there is no low hand available, the high hand wins the whole pot.

It may seem difficult at the outset, after a couple of rounds you will be able to get the base nuances of the game easily enough. Since you have individuals wagering for the low and betting for the high, and seeing as so many cards are being used at the same time, Omaha/8 provides an amazing array of betting possibilities and because you have many individuals battling for the high, as well as a few trying for the low. If you enjoy a game with a plethora of outs and actions, it’s worth your time to compete in Omaha hi/lo.


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