Originally Posted by Deadfish
I usually don't play much omaha, but when I do I have the tendancy to play a bunch of hands pre-flop that I feel I shouldn't. All of my poker reading has pretty much gone into Hold'em and I am not as familiar with the odds of starting hands in Omaha. I feel like I am always playing low pairs, suited connectors, and AK--, AQ--, AJ--. These types of hands seem to always seem to come up for me. It seems like I can find a way to validate calling pretty much any raise in limit omaha and I never find myself folding very often.
In Limit Hold'em you can usually find a "general" cutoff in playing pocket pairs, suited connectors on occasion, and A10 or higher.
Any suggestions as to a general cutoff for limit omaha?
SMD173 has given you a perfect answer. Starting hands don't have to be perfect, but every card should be doing a job, however small. His example of the 6 is excellent. But if at least the ace & Q or K are suited, you might make concessions in late position.
Not sure what you mean by 'cutoff'. Again, I think the answer depends on your other cards. Low pairs have very major issues. If you hit a set, you are hoping for the board to pair up for the boat. But when that happens, you'll likely be beaten by a bigger boat. Do yourself a favor. For beginners (and intermediate alike), this book will help you....
Amazon.com: Pot-Limit Omaha Poker
: Jeff Hwang: Books
You'll learn about starting hards, and things like why a QT98 is not as powerful as a QJ98 or even a T986. There's a huge (1/3 the book) section on limit OHL8, but nothing specifically on limit Omaha Hi. I don't think it's a widely found game all by itself. But it's still a great book. The betting chapter for HL8 would still be applicable to Omaha Hi.