U could play ur normal cash sessions and maybe have an Omaha 8 playchip table running on the side. I would advise that with caution, as long as it doesnít distract or impair ur normal win rate.
Id suggest when u have some down time from the cash game sessions just play at the playchip tables to get more accustomed to the game and work on basic strategy. There are some videos in the academy on basic Omaha 8 strategy, and I think omaha8 is addressed in some of the HORSE videos as well.
I could recommend ray zeeís 2+2 hi/lo book to u, but no. the videos at full tilt are reliable and cover a lot of basic strategy. And also because it costs $15+ and after studying if for over 5yrs I still have certain questions. lollol. nevermind.
i agree with c9, baldwin's section in ss2 is solid but some of the stuff in ss2 u can get just by watching some of the vids in the adademy.
really quick tips on omaha8,
When I was starting out playing Omaha 8, I would play small and middle pairs trying to hit sets. This is the thinking of a holdem player and isnít the best way to win at omaha8. I cant tell u the pots and money lost on bottom set in Omaha 8 games.
If u play a hand with a small to medium pair in that omaha8 hand and hit a set on the board, be aware that bottom and middle sets get beat by the higher set in omaha 8 a lot of the time. So be careful.
Id also say be careful of playing A2 with mediocre cards in ur hand, especially against few players. with a few players, a lot of the times ur opponent will have the same A2 hand but better side cards. So ull split the lo pot and lose the hi pot. So be careful playing even A2 in Omaha 8. with a lot of callers -ur gonna have to have many ppl in that pot to get something if u just split the low pot.
oooh and my favorite 1 -especially since some1 on this forum just reillustrated how much holdem players love premium pairs. - be careful of playing aa, or kk in omaha 8, especially with trash side cards. if the board doesnt help u with 2 pair or better ur probably in big trouble. lololol.
itís a form of omaha, a pair isnt big in this game. i cant tell u how much i see ppl go crazy preflop with a premium holdem pair only to lose with it but were expecting to win.
I think completing the challenge is worth it especially if u can get em for the low price that ur thinking about.
Hope I helped and gl.