This is a discussion on Omaha vs Texas Holdem within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Not really new to poker.... but was getting a feel for what other players preferred on these sites... omaha or texas? Also noticed betonline has
I like Omaha. More math involved in later streets. There usually equity makes folding almost a mistake if you get in good. In Hold em more skill in reading the players tendency and what range hole cards and more bluffs Just my 2 cents
Played Omaha only in freerolls and couple times in tournaments before, last was probably couple years ago. I prefer Texas Holdem due to less dispersion than in Omaha and it is more suitable and comfortable to play for me.
I tried omaha but holdem is simpler so I like holdem more. But I think holdem itself is a good balanced game. I play it because it's most popular game. I think Badugi or 7 card stud is standard and much more "poker" poker game.
I love Omaha hilo and, in particular, courcheval. However, with the huge number of possible hands in Omaha the variance swings can be a little overwhelming at times so I prefer holdem at higher stakes. Despite the variance I find the challenge of winning at Omaha a lot of fun.
I am working on my hold em ability, but with the amount of Omaha freerolls on ACR, I am getting practice in. I love both games, but am finding I am having a hard time memory wise with Omaha more than I should. It is a pain when having spent hours playing and studying hold em and you switch. Well, for me it is. I still love Omaha, especially when someone being stupid preflop loses because they are too much a hold em person.