re: Poker & Fish Out Of Water - Help with Omaha hi-lo !!!!!!
Originally Posted by kmixer
You have always given me great advice on H/L in here but I am confused by the statements you have made below. I have bolded them.
2) Always draw to the nut low, unless your high potential is very strong.
If the flop is 4♥7♣K♦
and you have A♠3♠Q♦J♣
, fold unless the pot is very large (4-bet preflop) and you're closing the action. You're drawing to only half, and your draw to half is easily dominated by A2. A ten on the turn is a better card than an 8 for this hand.
Even if you held A♠2♠Q♦J♣
, your hand still wouldn't be that good, since you have no draw to a high hand. However, if there are 3-5 people seeing the turn, then you have enough equity to draw at half (and you might even raise).
Heads up, you want to draw to strong 2-way hands. Multi-way, you want multiple draws to the nuts. Heads up, a naked low draw (even if it is to then nuts) is pretty trashy. But 4-5 way, you can profitably draw to a naked low because now getting half is a lot more profitable and getting quartered doesn't hurt you nearly as much.
So if you're going to draw at a low, make sure its the nut low, and that you have some other draws to go with it. With Omaha, you're mostly looking to find flops that "fit your hand". So if you hold A236, a 45T flop fits your hand. Or if you hold AA34, a A2K flop fits your hand. You want flops that give you strong multi-way hands, with multiple draws to the nuts.