This is a discussion on Which is Harder Hold'em or PLO within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; In your opinion, what’s harder Omaha or Holdem? I think Omaha gives you more opportunities since you have four cards.
Omaha requires much more thought and focus. You have to remember that you MUST use two of your cards and three community cards, unlike Holdem where you can use as many community cards as you want. You can easily think you’ve made a flush in Omaha only to realize you weren’t taking the right number of cards. If you play hi-lo Omaha then it gets even trickier.
In your opinion, what’s harder Omaha or Holdem? I think Omaha gives you more opportunities since you have four cards.
If Omaha gives you more opportunities, it certainly does the same for your opponents.
Even though we are only allowed to use 2, our 4 cards combined with any 3 from the board generate a huge amount of combinations making the game a lot more complicated than Holdem, which could be a lot of fun too if you enjoy tough challenges.
Omaha is definitely harder in my opinion.