This is a discussion on Omaha within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I think that in omaha luck plays a major role on your winnings because you have more equity preflop .. most of the time even
I think that in omaha luck plays a major role on your winnings because you have more equity preflop .. most of the time even when you flop a good hand you are against another player that has flopped a hand and you are often 50/50 on winning the hand
I think that in omaha being skillfull has less value than being skillfull in holdem
luck or skill in the eternal poker dispute. and the difference is not so great between games.
27th November 2017, 5:16 PM
Game: NLHE Tournam
Omaha is a mental mind game for me. I hate when I get a set, quad, 3 or 4 to the flush or straight. I have my outs in my hand.
It's like playing 6 hands of HE at once, calculating outs for these two cards or those two cards. Very easy to overlook something if not focused.
27th November 2017, 9:58 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
I think your way off the mark on this. Yes equities do run closer in Omaha than in Holdem but that’s if ppl are playing quality starting hands. I only play PLO cash games on BOL, Intertops and SportsbettingPoker because I have a big skill advantage over most of the players. Skill is definitely just as important if not more so in Omaha compared to Holdem.
27th November 2017, 10:07 PM
Poker at: 888poker
Game: texas holdem
re: Poker & Omaha
I can not play omaha, I find it very difficult and very likely to play in a single hand! so difficult
27th November 2017, 10:54 PM
I guess there is more luck in that you won't be as big of a favorite a lot of the time since hand equities run closer together (even if you get all in pre-flop with double-suited aces you aren't going to win 80% of the time), but as mentioned there is still a lot of skill involved.
Learning how to maximize your edge becomes more important so position and pot control are emphasized more in PLO.