Joined: Mar '12
Age: 29 (M)
So what's wrong here ? I have a 7 in hand , 7 2 7 flop , 4 turn , river 4 , I hold a 7 in hand , the other guy also has a 7 and a 4 , he wins with full house , I only get 3 of a kind ? should'nt it have been a split pot ? with the 4 4 on turn and river , I'm like wtf just happened. P.S . I'm new at omaha , only played a couple of freerolls on ftp.
Edited by AlexSimion (Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 08:54 GMT)
Joined: May '08
Age: 34 (M)
well these things do happen when you only start out in omaha- i also had similar mistakes & not one in omaha you can only use 3 community cards +add 2 of yours = that's the end combination you get. in this case you had 7774K...with 3 community cards being 774, and 2 of your best- 7&K the other guy 74 in hand, so he used community cards 774 to get the full house in the end...
here are a couple of videos you might find useful:
Edited by pochui (Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 09:08 GMT)
Joined: Sep '12
Age: 28 (M)
Hey Alex on omaha you can use only 2 cards from 4 and 3 of 5 from the board... if you have AKQJ vs 2222 and board is A8888 adversar win with full of 888-22 you have set of 8 with AK kickers... btw if you want start playing omaha you must know the odds... on Hold'em AA = 80% ... on omaha AA = 55-60% ... so be carrefully... i know you're a good player and if you play omaha as well you play hold'em you can be AlexDUR1
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 39 (M)
FWIF you were a favorite until the river. Yeah Omaha is confusing, and I can't stand Hi/Lo. It's a fun game, but the variance is too much, and I don't like pot limit/fixed limit games as it takes a big part of the strategy out of the game IMO.
Posted by AlexSimion: yup , found that out , after a 30 sec google search =) , now I feel like a complete donk ) , thank for the fast answer pochui
It will happen again sooner or later, thats for sure. Especially if you played holdem earlier. When your focus goes away you'll make a mistake so try to concentrate. I donked most of my bankrolls learning PLO so i know how it feels But everyone makes even greater mistakes than that in Omaha when just starting with it since it's "similar" but completely different concept from holdem.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 41 (F)
Its like been there, done that lol. It was a costly mistake for me back then since i put all my buy in (5$) and after the cards turned i couldnt believe my eyes. So on the spot i asked in the game chat what happened and one of the players answered me at once. Silly mistake if you ask me. But after that (Omaha was the second game in a row i tried) before playing 5 card, 7stud etc, i was reading the rules
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
Posted by AlexSimion: So what's wrong here ? I have a 7 in hand , 7 2 7 flop , 4 turn , river 4 , I hold a 7 in hand , the other guy also has a 7 and a 4 , he wins with full house , I only get 3 of a kind ? should'nt it have been a split pot ? with the 4 4 on turn and river , I'm like wtf just happened. P.S . I'm new at omaha , only played a couple of freerolls on ftp.
It's nothing to feel like a donk about! You should have seen me with my first game of RAZZ let alone the idiot mistakes I made playing Omaha. When you start playing a game that your just not quite sure about you can made mistakes and that's how you learn and prevent making the same mistake 3 or 4 times. I say that because it's easy to make the same mistake two times in poker.
Joined: Mar '12
Age: 29 (M)
Thank you for your input guys , it's clear I have to stick with omaha freerolls for a while , especially until I have a good grip on those odds , basically u see a full house , a straiight or a flush almost every hand , but still , it's a nice distraction from Holdem.
Joined: Nov '11
Age: 32 (M)
Yeah... Omaha has strange rules. And the worst part is, when you got set from 3 or even 4 of a kind I had that situation only once, I've got 777K and the flop was 7 too, but the opponent got higher three of kind
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 50 (M)
Sorry Mate you MUST use 2 of your hold card and ant 3 community card to make your hand so nope you lost. sorry i have been there myself. it took me some getting used to, but i do like the game now. One piece of advice in Omaha hi/lo it always looks like you got a good hand so play extra careful until you get some experience built up playing the game.