This is a discussion on A beginners tip for Omaha... within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Omaha Hold'em (usually shortened to just 'Omaha') is very similar to Texas Hold'em (universally known as just 'Hold'em'). Like Texas Hold'em, Omaha has five community
Omaha Hold'em (usually shortened to just 'Omaha') is very similar to Texas Hold'em (universally known as just 'Hold'em'). Like Texas Hold'em, Omaha has five community cards, with the same flop/turn/river structure. The two key differences between Omaha and Hold'em are:
Each player receives four hole cards instead of two.
A final Omaha hand is comprised of two cards from the four hole cards and three cards from the board. You must use two and only two of your hole cards in completing your five-card hand.
The fact that everyone receives four cards rather than two means that generally there is more 'action' in Omaha. More players will stay to see the flop, and three (or even more) players will sometimes be involved in the showdown. Overall, Omaha is a much more complicated game than Hold'em.
I like to play my Omaha hands just like my holdem hands. AAKK with two suits is the best hand. You want to generally play higher cards, suited aces (so you can make the nuts). Or hands you can make straight draws with. Sometimes you can have a crazy amount of outs. Like any broadway card can give you the nut straight. I think they call that a wrap. You wouldn't want to play a hand of all the same suit because you'd be blocking your own outs to a flush. There's a lot more to it but those are some basic guidlines. Have funskie!!
March 16th, 2018, 9:50 PM
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There is no best hand pre-flop in Omaha as the pre-flop betting is cheap compared to combinations of 4 of your cards,6 hands, with 3 board cards.