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Omaha Question Please help

  • 5 replies
    • Wriggers
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      The same way as in NLHE? If you have the same best 5 card hand it's split?
    • djukaZg
      Joined: 13.04.2008 Posts: 13
      Is it Omaha High or Omaha High/Low?
    • MarcPS
      Joined: 09.11.2010 Posts: 1,077
      If you're talking about Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or better split... (PLO8)

      from our article.

      A player uses the best two cards in their hand, along with 3 of the 5 community cards, to make the strongest 5 card poker hand they can. Then they use the best combination of 2 cards from their starting hand and 3 community cards to make a qualifying low hand. The player(s) with the best qualifying low hand wins half of the pot. The other half of the pot is awarded to the player(s) with the best high hand. If no player qualifies for the low pot, then the whole pot is won by the player(s) with the best high hand.

      To qualify for low you must make a 5 card poker hand where all cards are 8 or less with no pairs. The lower the cards, the stronger the hand is. The best low hand is A2345 with the worst low hand being 45678. We ignore straights and flushes when looking at the low hand. For an easy way of deciding which is lower, arrange the cards in descending order and read them like a five-digit-number. The lower the number the better the hand is.

      A2348 becomes 84321. 23567 becomes 76532. So we can see now that 23567 is a better 5 card hand for low.
      hope that helps!
    • GodlikeRoy
      Joined: 13.10.2010 Posts: 337
      If you're talking about regular Omaha then it's the same as holdem as in the best 5 card hand wins and if they're the same the pot is split. Some people sometimes think that if the pot is split then the other hole cards come into consideration - this is not true.
    • IngridN
      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Hi guys,

      I just want to inform you that we have moved your thread into the Omaha Strategy Discussion board, because that is where it belongs :)