Originally Posted by micromachine
I thought AAKKds was the best omaha starting hand? Surely better than AQ59ds??
I said AAKK rainbow
difference. AAKKds is super premium because it flops to the nuts every time.
@marginal AAKK rainbow is fine in shortstack situations, but it's terrible in deepstack situations because it runs into absolutely craptastic RIOs vs every drawing hand out there (which is... every non-retarded hand out there). It will only draw to the nut straight 3% of the time, plus top set 15% of the time, vs every other hand that will flop well 1 out of 4 times and better.
The best starting hand in Omaha is, as I said, AAJTds. AAKKds is the second, but AAKK rainbow is almost worthless barring super shallow stacks. My personal favorite is AAT5ds though.
Basically, it's like AA/KK in HE. Their equity is super huge preflop because the odds
of no one flopping anything better than one pair are so good, but they have virtually no redraws so the further you progress down the hand the more you allow people to catch up, and the more likely you are to get coolered.
Ergo, yes, your pot odds
are great with AAKK vs any other hand, but how often will you actually get a big pot in with good odds with them? Your equity is about 80% vs virtually any hand with AA, but how many times have you GII with Aces on the turn to find yourself staring down a set? Same shit really.