Holdem Vs Omaha

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Omaha has much more variance, the hands are much more competitive as each player has four cards, which makes possible combinations much more likely.

So Omaha is much more unpredictable than Holdem.
 
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I play Holdem most of the time, but I also like to play Omaha, simply because I can make stronger combinations there more often. I also like to play 6+ holdem, maybe even more than omaha
 
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I like both, but I prefer Texas Hold'em. One important thing is that you should not play both at the same time, because it can cause confusion. Play only one type at a time.
 
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I like Omaha hi/lo very much.
Lately I have been playing Omaha hi/lo on ACR, and it gomes along very vell.
 
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For me there is nothing with Holdem, it has all the phases that poker shows. But Omaha is also a great game to have fun with friends.
 
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Holdem Vs Omaha

Which of the two is more intense:
Texas Holdem or Omaha?

Let me know your opinion
I just don't play Omaha that often, so Hold'em is more intense for me. And Omaha for me is more about playing post-flop than pre-flop. Except that Omaha high/low can be more intense, as you are evaluating the chances of two different ways to win. :cool::unsure:
 
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Omaha is often viewed as more intense due to its complexity. Players get four hole cards, not just two like in Texas Hold'em, leading to more potential hand combinations and a generally higher action level. This complexity demands a strong understanding of odds and opponent strategies, contributing to its intensity. Texas Hold'em, while perhaps seen as less complex, still offers deep strategic and psychological elements, especially in competitive environments. The choice between the two depends on what aspects of poker you find most engaging and challenging.
 
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Holdem has more fishes. 100% holdem
 
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I hate Omaha hi/lo.
I prefer regular Omaha /courchevel /5 cards PLO
Split pots with the wheel is the stupidest concept.
I like the hi/lo variations in stud cause it will keep more hands until the end. But there is enough variation in regular PLO. Why complicate it?
 
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Holdem and especially NL Holdem...it brings me joy while playing and also the fact that it's never over until you are left without chips.
 
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Omaha 😍
Any of poker variations is more interesting than Holdem... (if you ask me)
 
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In my opinion, hold'em is more interesting to play as it is a standard poker game without the extra two cards
 
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More intense, în my opinion, îs the game of omaha, because what ever you do /play almost every time îs a gambling play..
 
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I like holdem more, Omaha has a lot of variance to me.
 
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Omaha is a more dynamic game, and Hold'em is probably more intense in terms of intensity. Omaha has many more bad beats and higher variance than Hold'em. I now work as a dealer in a small poker club and in our club they only play 5-card Omaha, and sometimes Courchevel. Our players find it boring to play Hold'em after they have learned to play Omaha. Well, personally, I prefer Hold’em, I believe that it is in this type of poker that you can show real skill, it is much more difficult to play with two cards in your hands than with four or five cards.
 
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Your question is specifically, which is more intense. Most people are just giving answers on which game they prefer, or just thoughts on both games. That is absolutely fine too. I've enjoyed reading the replies here, very interesting!!!

I would say omaha is typically more intense based on the fact there is just more action, and margins are slimmer, especially preflop. I could make the case that nothing is more intense than a final table of a large field hold em MTT though. I guess it can be situational in that respect.

If Mike McDermott was right, and holdem is the "cadillac of poker", then omaha is the ferrari.

As far as which game I prefer, I would say omaha, specifically omaha hi-lo (PLO8). Since you only asked which game is more intense, I will spare you the intricate details of my opinion on how the games compare and why I love omaha. I look forward to expressing that in a future thread, or here if anyone has any interest LOL.
 
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I find Hold’em hands have a bigger element of player reading they Omaha.

Every bet up to the river is almost a semi bluff in that the river can change everything
 
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Holdem I play almost always . So holdem for me . I do not know well Omaha , I just play Omaha for fun very rarely .
 
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Hold'em is currently more popular, maybe because it is a little easier than Omaha, but as I know, Omaha is also gaining popularity.
 
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Omaha is more crazy. Too many cards and outs.
 
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I prefer hold em, I tried omaha and it's ok, but it's not my style.
 
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I prefer to play Hold'em, but I know Omaha has more action.
 
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