how does omaha work?

soadwes

soadwes

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I'm trying to learn omaha, and every time i think i understand the game... i lose a hand and not sure why... can someone explain to me why i didnt win the LO hand?

Dealer: Dealing cards
Dealer: Your cards Ad 9h 9s 2h
Dealer: cyrusthevirus folds
Dealer: soadwes1 calls $0.50
Dealer: 1Outr calls $0.50
Dealer: TarbenderFC calls $0.25
Dealer: weirdbird checks
Dealer: Dealing Flop
8c Ts As
Dealer: TarbenderFC checks
Dealer: weirdbird checks
Dealer: soadwes1 checks
Dealer: 1Outr checks
Dealer: Dealing Turn
8c Ts As 5d
Dealer: TarbenderFC checks
Dealer: weirdbird checks
Dealer: soadwes1 checks
Dealer: 1Outr bets $2
Dealer: TarbenderFC folds
Dealer: weirdbird folds
Dealer: soadwes1 calls $2
Dealer: Dealing River
8c Ts As 5d 4h
Dealer: soadwes1 checks
Dealer: 1Outr bets $6
Dealer: soadwes1 calls $6
Dealer: 1Outr shows Straight
6d 7c Js 4d
Dealer: Player 1Outr wins the Hi with Straight 4h 5d 6d 7c 8c $8.55
Dealer: Player 1Outr wins the Hi with Straight 4h 5d 6d 7c 8c $8.55
Dealer: Player 1Outr wins the Lo with
As 4h 5d 6d 7c $8.55
Dealer: Player 1Outr wins the Lo with
As 4h 5d 6d 7c $8.55


Isn't my lo hand A 2 4 5 8? Your help is greatly apprieciated!
 
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

HELLO INTERNET
Yes it is A2458, but A2458 is a worse low than A4567. You reverse the order and take the highest card in the low first in determining which is best.

Try reading my Omaha guide.
 
~~Shelynn~~

~~Shelynn~~

Legend
Dorkus Malorkus thanks a lot I'm going to practice it with the free money first. That gave me good advice on it. Thanks!
 
Grumbledook

Grumbledook

Guest
O8 is a great game to make money on if you bide your time and play properly
 
M

methos

Guest
Well, you made the mistake rookie people make with lo. And some of us old timers too. I'm almost as likely (ok, maybe not that much, but occasion) to lose a hand because I misread the hand than because I have a bad hand. There's just so many cards! lol
 
soadwes

soadwes

Guest
I have another hand that i can't figure out...

Dealer: Dealing cards
Dealer: Your cards 4d 7c 5d 7d
Dealer: monkeytoes25 checks
Dealer: Hockeyking20 folds
Dealer: soadwes1 calls $0.10
Dealer: slainte2 calls $0.10
Dealer: Alex916F calls $0.05
Dealer: Player PapaFred has joined the table
Dealer: poon checks
Dealer: Dealing Flop
2c 3h 3d
Dealer: Alex916F checks
Dealer: poon bets $0.10
Dealer: monkeytoes25 calls $0.10
Dealer: soadwes1 folds
Dealer: slainte2 folds
Dealer: Alex916F folds
Dealer: Dealing Turn
2c 3h 3d Ac
Dealer: poon bets $0.10
Dealer: monkeytoes25 calls $0.10
Dealer: Dealing River
2c 3h 3d Ac Ah
Dealer: poon bets $0.10
Dealer: monkeytoes25 calls $0.10
Dealer: poon shows Three of a kind
7h Kc 7s 3s
Dealer: monkeytoes25 shows Three of a kind
Qc Kd 3c Td
Dealer: Player poon wins the Hi with Three of a kind 3s 3h 3d Kc Ac $0.53
Dealer: Player monkeytoes25 wins the Hi with Three of a kind 3c 3h 3d Kd Ac $0.52
Dealer: No qualifying Lo hand

Why is there no qualifying lo hand? If i didn't fold my hand, wouldn't i have A2345? While typing this post, i think i understand now... poon nor monkeytoes can make a low hand.... maybe thats why it says no qualifying hand? Anyone?

PS - this game is awesome! just need more experience...
 
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

HELLO INTERNET
soadwes said:
Why is there no qualifying lo hand? If i didn't fold my hand, wouldn't i have A2345? While typing this post, i think i understand now... poon nor monkeytoes can make a low hand.... maybe thats why it says no qualifying hand? Anyone?

There's no qualifying low hand because, err, because there's no qualifying low hand. "If you hadn't folded your hand" you would have had A2345, well that doesn't matter because you did fold. You can't win half of the pot by folding, lol.
 
soadwes

soadwes

Guest
What i'm asking is i did have the Lo hand if i didn't fold, and there is no qualifying because they couldn't make one right? I wasn't paying atttention and didn't notice that they couldn't make a lo hand till after the post... sorry.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

HELLO INTERNET
There's no qualifying low hand because no qualifying low hand got shown down, yes.
 
soadwes

soadwes

Guest
Dorkus... you are my omaha savior... thanks again! These omaha sit n' gos are so freakin easy on Titan.
 
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