Originally Posted by lewis010
i will do these simple question to everybody because in my personal opinion i hate very much omaha... its an imposible game, with lot of luck involved and with lots of callers in all the hands.
in all the horse freerolls tournaments i have played, in the omaha time of playing i always try to fold, however there are some times in whick i decide to enter in the pot, with very good combinations but all the time when i hit something good like a straight or a flush my opponents have a better combination (higher straight and higher flush, full house, etc)
so my question is who likes omaha and who hate it ( like me lol) and tell me the reasons...
I just finished 11th a few minutes ago in a PokerStars
Omaha FR (out of 6000+), qualifying me for Satuday's big 2k. I do better at Omaha than Holdem. I know this will sound conceited, but Omaha requires a bit more analytical skill, and is not 'as much' the bluffing game as holdem. Omaha is typically limit (in HORSE), or pot limit. If you're playing H/L, it adds a whole other dimension to the game. You need to be acutely aware of who might be betting what at ALL times, depending on the cards that come (low draw, low arrival or lack thereof). Some people raise all the time with pocket aces or ace-2 naked (no 3 or 4) (if H/L), usually a move that bites 'em in the ass.
You might think it's luck, but it's really no different than holdem with regard to that. You simply must be aware that with 4 cards in the hold, more will be likely to get a str8 or flush or boat should almost ANY opportunity arise. Was in a hand this morning where 3 (!!!) people had flushes. This will never happen in holdem, not with just 3 of a suit on the board. And if your str8 isn't the nut one (even with no flush or boat possibilty), be wary if it's not the NUT one. And you see people overvalueing all kinds of hands, particularly funny after the river, depending on it. And I've also mentioned this before, but people make mistakes when there are trips or 2 pair on the table. Simple as that (without going into detail ), mistakes.
Personally, Omaha is a far more interesting game than holdem, hi or H/L. I agree with KMC - more hands to play (sometimes FEWER though), you just got to learn, and that takes time & effort.