Originally Posted by hffjd2000
Since Omaha is a drawing game, stop your opponent/s of outdrawing you by
betting hard. If the community cards are very dangerous, you have to let your
Good answer. You must know what a dangerous flop looks like, and develop an intuitive handle on the odds
of your hand getting worse or someone else's improving, always at least prepared for the possibility of letting your hand go.
The biggest conceptual difference in Omaha (vs. NLHE) is the degree
of having to draw and REDRAW
to the absolute nuts. Included in that, is a very solid grasp on 'wraps'.
AA is always nice, but you have to understand the value of your entire hand as a team. The best starting hands have potential for high pair (trips or boat), nut flushes and/or good wrap (straight) potential.
Omaha is a game where you will soon learn that if you don't have the absolute nuts, good chance someone else does. With 4 cards, if you have a crummy flush, someone will have a higher one. Sucker end of a straight, you are beat. Any pair on the board that doesn't give you a boat, uh oh. And you see boats get beaten by better ones all the time.
Bottom line, the biggest mistakes I see are people overvaluing their hands. My biggest struggles in the game fall between that 'betting hard' as mentioned above, or value betting with a very strong hand (but running the risk of a worst flop scenario).
The mastery of the basic skills of Omaha vs. NLHE are very different with regards to betting. Omaha has/should have somewhat less bluffing involved, especially pre-flop. The Pot Limit structure keeps you more honest, although the pots can still easily escalate to all-ins. No one wants to get into a pissing match when they suspect they're beat. Knowing when
you're beat is the trick. lol