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StrategyOmaha

Drawing hands in Omaha

Introduction


This article explains:
  • The different types of draws in Omaha
  • Straight draws, flush draws, sets as draws and combo draws

The following article will explain the different types of drawing hands in Pot Limit Omaha. Further explanations on how to play in these situations, including bet sizing and optimal lines can be found in the other articles, such as flop, turn and river play. This one will simply help you assess the strength of your drawing hands in given situations.

Basically, in contrast with Hold'em, all your draws should be to the nuts in Omaha. In most cases it is incorrect to invest money to only make the second-best hand. Because of the increased number of cards in Omaha it is much more common to have the nuts, at least enough to make drawing to a non-nut hand unprofitable. These concepts will be explained in the following examples. It is recommended that you read the article "How to discount Outs in Pot Limit Omaha" to fully comprehend draws.

 

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Comments (2)

#1 mouse89, 06 Oct 08 15:19

good

#2 donald152, 09 Jan 09 19:25

the part on page 2 about gaps in wrap hands is really interesting. i never thought much about it before. now i see that i should pay more attention to detail. thanks!