re: Poker & Help me understand why my Omaha low hand lost
Originally Posted by pantin007
u win the low with the lowest high card being used
9,8,7,6,5 is greater than 10,4,3,2,A
9 is lower than 10 thats why it wins
and u dont need to put a false title, someone will always reply at cc
Actually, pantin007 was right in principle, but somehow got the numbers wrong -- she is right in saying that the lowest high card of a low hand wins, but of course neither 9 or T would qualify for a low hand in Omaha. By the way, if there's a tie where two players both have (for example) a 7-high low hand, then the next lowest card is used to decide (e.g. 75432 beats 7632A), and so forth. I also agree w/ pantin007 that you shouldn't use deceiving titles for your posts. . . .
Ok, now that that's said, let's look at your example:
Your low hand was 8653A (as you correctly stated), while your opponent's low hand was 76532; his 7-high beats your 8-high for the low.
As you don't give suits or any additional background it's impossible to say what exactly went on in this hand, but aside from your starting hand being (at best) marginal -- meaning that you probably shouldn't have been in this hand in the first place -- you should hardly ever expect to win a low hand with an 8-high in Omaha H/L, as it is the weakest possible low hand, even if the rest of your low is very good (e.g. 8432A). This is ESPECIALLY true if the 8 is in your hand (as opposed to being on the board, where everyone might have to use it as part of their low hand).
Hope that helps . . . good luck at the tables!