Originally Posted by icemonkey9
a lot more variance than HE, but the good news is that winrates are higher too, so it really is a balance.
Can you explain to me how the winrates are higher? The lose-rates would also be higher (than NLHE), and therein lies the balance? Or do you mean that you win more than you lose if
you're proficient, as most Omaha players are so marginal. In any game at all, the winnings and losses still add up to 100%.
No surprise that most Omaha HI are 6 table. No one wants to wait all day for a nut hand. At a 6-table, you can widen your range of hands slightly, and actually get to play a bit. And position as not as
fearsome a nuisance. As Nevadanick suggested, the pots might be smaller in a 6-way, it's a tradeoff for seeing more action. At any rate, just from my personal experience, the adjustments from a 9-table to a 6 seem fairly simple - at least easier than vice-versa (going from a 6 to a 9). BTW, the 9-tables are still available at FT & PS, it just maybe 1/5 of them.
In Omaha HL, 9 is more popular than 6 table. And no surprise there either. Many hands you'd throw away in Hi only are beauties in HL (i.e. A23k suited once), so even at a 9-table you'll see enough action.
Checked out that deucescracked. The forums seemed slow, blogs listed only by author name, no titles. The videos seemed great, but there was nothing for free, at least not in Omaha HL. I might check it out for a free week, but $30 a month seemed a little steep. I might even be able get through the videos of interest in a week.