Originally Posted by SAH89
Depends which 2 pair. 2299...no no AAKK...yes yes. Aso it depends if you are suited, or even double suited.
Originally Posted by left52side
i 'd consider what two pair it was.
if there was any suited connectors,if they were high cards.
theres alot to factor into it.
but yes i'd consider two pair a good starting hand in omaha.
These are good answers. Suited is always nice, but AAKK is always nice, even if not suited at all. Also, very big difference if it's H/L. Hands like 2299 or even 3388 are an auto-muck, as there are no low OR straight possibilities (a 38 will very rarely be good for a low), as there's a good chance you'll split a pot at best. A 2244, I might
play. In Omaha HI OR H/L, there's not much added strength in being suited with low pairs. But if even one of those pairs is high (i.e. KK), there certainly is.
Generally, wildly unconnected pairs are bad drawing hands with very few outs.