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Legex

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Iam a bit bored of NL Holdem, so i decided to play a bit Pot Limit Omaha. Can anyone give a short introduction to this game and can give me infos where i can find good books? I already read the section in Doyle Brunsons Super System 2 which helped me alot. After reading some informations about the game i was suprised watching the full tilt pros on highest stakes making kind of crazy plays with draws etc..
I think in Omaha the position is far more important than in Holdem. But i cant understand why should fold to a raise when i have the best starting hand but sitting UTG.
I played it HeadsUp quite sucesfull so far. In a 6 handed match with .5 .10 blinds i lost to some donkeys who made crazy calls. now i want to get some informations about the theory and maybe we have some experts in the forum who can help me too.

Thanks alot

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Don't draw to something that isn't the nuts.

Example: If you're drawing to a queen high flush, and you make it, there's still a very good chance someone else outdrew you to a king or an ace. Not always, and I'm not saying you can't play a queen high flush, but tread very lightly, especially as a beginner. Realize that when everybody has four cards, it is much more likely for the best possible hand to be out there, especially if it's a multiway pot.
 
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The best is when you have Qh 8h 7h 2s or something

flop comes Kh 2h 4h and its like cool, flush!

turn 5d

river 5h

opponent has Ah 9h 6d Kc


Thats always fun, pokerstars always insures ALL hearts are in play! raaaaawrr!

Good thing I probably only lost like $3 because im playing low limits
 
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Well I'm no expert but I found this point system for starting hands helped me out a lot if you haven't already checked it out:

Omaha

I think its useful for beginners to intermediate players. It's got its critics though so don't just take my word for it. It doesn't take into account position so you have to try and factor that in.

Also some good articles here:
Omaha Poker Strategy - Omaha Strategy Articles
 
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Most important thing for first time players is the fact that you have four cards but you can only play 2 and you MUST play 2 from your hole cards.
When I first started playing Omaha I always forgot this and tried to play one and yes tried to play 3 because I wasn't paying attention.

Also on the same note, remember that the other people at your table have 4 cards as well so the chances of them pulling out something on the flop, turn or river is really good.
 
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thanks for your answers. but i iam searching some infos that are more detailed. some math about the game, how to play certain hands.. how to play preflop , on flop, turn and river! some exemple hands would be nice where i could learn when to fold the nutflush ;)
 
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thanks for your answers. but i iam searching some infos that are more detailed. some math about the game, how to play certain hands.. how to play preflop , on flop, turn and river! some exemple hands would be nice where i could learn when to fold the nutflush ;)

To be honest I think you're asking a bit much there. Few will have the expertise to answer and fewer will have the inclination to write you a massive essay on it :p

You may be better off looking for more books/publications. I've had a quick look on Amazon and I've noticed Sam Farha has one coming out soon. Might be worth a look :cool:
 
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thanks for your answers. but i iam searching some infos that are more detailed. some math about the game, how to play certain hands.. how to play preflop , on flop, turn and river! some exemple hands would be nice where i could learn when to fold the nutflush ;)

Well with a paired board of course..u aint pushing the nut flush..maybe c-calling, and board like 456 soot or 8 10 J soot, cuz of str8 flush and just remember...TWO PAIR IS NOT THE NUTZ!!!:deal:
 
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yeah iam waiting too for sam farhas book. not just because of pl omaha. hes great guy and i love watching him making crazy reads and moves. raisy daisy! :D
 
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thanks for your answers. but i iam searching some infos that are more detailed. some math about the game, how to play certain hands.. how to play preflop , on flop, turn and river! some exemple hands would be nice where i could learn when to fold the nutflush ;)

heres a sample hand, TOO much trouble to stay in...gotta know when to fold it....

omahalaydown.jpg


icmak flopped top set didnt have clue but still made allin call and got lucky...next hand i flopped a set of 3s to strongsafety AAXX and and icmak's top pair J QQ10..no draw but top pair and two out Q, and he called my ck raise push and hit run run 10s for a bigger boat, so this laydown was for nothing:cool:
 
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I Started on the fun money tables play this for a while and watch the cards when you feel you can play for real goto small amoughts and work your way up I play more HL Omaha as I feel this is a more skill game all so if you want achage try Horse which will get you thinking by the way Horse stands for
Hold'em
Omaha high-low
Razz(Seven card stud low)
Stud(Seven card stud high)
Eights or better (Seven card stud high-low)
 
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