Joined: Feb '09
Age: 42 (M)
Hey I just recently started playing Hi/Low I was playing just Omaha Hi. I was wondering if some players could tell me what they think of this list of starting hands. I did not make the list but was curious if it was correct or if Dozn01 wanted to add something lol... THXS!
Throw-Away Starting Hands These should be automatically folded without any further consideration: Quads - (including) A A A A Trip Threes thru Trip Kings - 333X - KKKX Lowest Card is 4 thru 9 paired or unpaired - ie: 4567, 67QQ, 47JK, 88KK, 9TJQ etc.
PLAYABLE STARTING HANDS The best possible starting hand is AA23(DS). . . The other starting hands below are randomly listed rather than in power order. ALL - Includes non-suited, suited, paired, and unpaired hands unless otherwise noted. > Trip Aces and a 2 or 3 - AAA2, AAA3 > Pair of Aces and Two Low Cards - ie: AA23, AA44, AA35, AA26, AA66 etc. > A,2 and Anything - A2XX > A,3 and Two Low Cards - ie: A346, A355, A356, A335 etc. SUITED - Any two cards suited unless otherwise noted. Double suited better but not necessary. > Trip Aces and a 4 or 5 Suited - AcAA4c, AdAA5d > Trip Dueces and Ace Suited - 2h22Ah > Pair of Aces and Two High Cards Suited - ie: AhAXhX, AAXsXs etc. > 2,3 and Two Low Cards Suited - ie: 233c6c, 23c46c etc. > Ace Suited to Anything - AcXXXc DOUBLE SUITED > Two High Pair Double Suited - ie: KhKdQhQd, TcTsJcJs etc. > Four Unpaired Low Cards - ie: 2c4s5c6s, 3d4h5h6d etc.
I think that playing strong high hands can be very profitable in omaha hi low. Something like 9TJQ is a hand which you should raise and not throw away.
How you play it after the flop is circumstantial but you should remember there will always be a high hand. But not always a low. One good way to scoop pots is to aim for just the high and charge other players to draw to the low.
Also throws some variation into your game so others dont think you will only raise with A2 and thus they may decide to stick around with 2nd and 3rd nut lows on occasions when you are playing the nut low