Originally Posted by c9h13no3
Having a gap in the bottom/middle is more advantageous than having a gap in the top. But you're playing any hands that have 4 cards that work that well together.
The main issue with the hand you posted is that you don't have the nut wrap.
Shortened your post, but all very correct. With an upper gap, you are really hoping for a flop lower
than the cards you have. Problem is, if the jack hits, and either
your 9 or 10 (and it did
in your case), you can easily get screwed by QKA, especially if any
of those come on the turn or river. Middle and lower gapper provide many more outs for nut
Now getting back to your question....
Originally Posted by kevkojak
I know double suited wraps are a pretty strong starting hand, lets say 7c 8s 9c 10s for example... BUT...how strong is the same hand when single-gapped? I mean 7c 8s 9c Js.
Not even going to address the upper gapper. Here's the deal with middle and lower gappers as opposed to no gaps
at all. It's like 6 of 1 half dozen of the other. No gappers hands are fairly rare, but they will hit a straight a decent percentage of the time. Chances are you'll pair up once or twice, and you won't have many nut outs. If you have a 1 gapper, say middle, you need to hit that single gap card on the flop. But if you hit, you have more outs than a no-gapper. The biggest monster wrap in Omaha is a 2 gapper, say 67TJ and the flop brings you 89. Your nut outs are any 5, 6, 7, 10, J or Q. But as you can see, you've harder to hit it perfect, lower % play preflop - huge % play if you hit.