Originally Posted by shanest
NL Omaha sounds crazy!
You wanna be playing connected hands and suited hands. I avoid playing too aggressive pre flop as people usually call with anything. A lot of rookies make the mistake of overplaying AAxx pre flop. Also very easy to put them on that hand when they 3 r 4bet.
It does indeed get very crazy. I lost a good $350 on the following hand last week(Forgive my inexperience of sharing hands and rusty memory):
Hero is dealt:6s 6c 8c 9c
5 people to the Flop: 6h4h7d Pot: ~$60
Villian bets $35
I call, another calls.
3 people to the turn: 5d
Villian goes all in for ~$150
I went all in for ~$320
3 people to the river no more betting as 2 are all in
When the money went in on the turn, all 3 players had the 89 for the nuts. I had the full house draw, another player had the diamond flush draw and the other player had the heart flush draw.
Villian wins with Heart flush
Even though we all had the nuts with good draws on the turn, I feel as if I had the advantage as some of their outs should had been counterfited/blocked by my full house draw. I tried to plug this into a omaha calculator and it seems we all had about the same chance to win. Its hard because I cant exactly remember the other players hole cards, I just know they both had 89 and flush draws.
I hate variance so maybe omaha is not for me.