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  26-Apr-14, 23:24   #1
Omaha PL - Fishes +1 

Joined: Jan '13
Location: Canada
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 1066
is it me or are there more fishes in Omaha...

I must be just lucky I have hit 10 full houses in probably the last 90 hands played and everytime everyone is shoving everything they have, I am only calling because there is nothing that will beat what I have flopped.

I have boosted up from 2.35 to over 14 bucks in about 15 minutes, unreal but not complaining.

  26-Apr-14, 23:36   #2
Joined: Nov '11
Location: Romania
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 721
Congratz. Well there are many ppls who doesn't know how to play Omaha. I was one of them till this night Confused . But i won, without even knowing what i had Smile . This night i lost few hands when i was shure i won. So i went to check how Omaha PL is playing. And, i learned after i played few weeks almost every day on cash tables without knowing.

Have a nice day / night and GL.

  26-Apr-14, 23:55   #3

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 35 (M)
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Considering that some people even have a problem to find a good starting hand in NLHE you shouldn't be that much suprised to realize that PLO on micro stakes is played by the same players (without a concept) and they just doesn't happened to be tight nor have a clue form which position which starting hands are profitable there.
Also, this is a nut game and many of them will drawing dead many times and they won't even notice it - thats where the beauty is.

I often seeing that on PLO H/L that they think an A2xx is the answer for all of their problems not knowing that they should go after the high pot first and foremost since that most of the times won't be a shared one - and they should select their starting hands to get a chance winning both the high and the low...

I could go on and on.

  27-Apr-14, 02:51   #4

Joined: Jan '13
Location: Canada
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 1066
I learned Omaha h/l the other night for the first time and
Almost got a tournament ticket for the weekly my first then ever playing ... I always worked do the high pot and it worked well

  27-Apr-14, 03:04   #5
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 6668
Yes, there are a lot more fishes on omaha compared to no limit holdem!

On lower limits you can also find no limit holdem players that want to learn the game and they are a nice source of profit Smile

  27-Apr-14, 08:27   #6
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
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Its always nice when you get called after getting the nuts. i dont think there are more fishes playing Omaha than NLH but if they are getting the second nuts, it is very ahrd to get away from the hand. I hope your good luck continues

  27-Apr-14, 08:40   #7

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 10089
get a bigger sample size before measuring your winrate and calling other dudes fishes... you never know they might actually be the ones who are showing a long term profit... omaha is a very swingy game and i suspect that very often those "fishes" did have the correct odds for calling. besides at a lower limit most of player will be fishes just due to the insane amount of rake they will be paying in the long run.

  27-Apr-14, 10:33   #8

Joined: Feb '14
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 242
Yea - you still call if you have lots of draws... sometimes when you have open ended run possibilities, a 2 pair with an out to a FH, a flush draw... it can be worth a call... you feel daft when you loose, but the outs come in alot. Best just bet the nuts, but a semi bluff if you have several draws to the nuts can work. Low limit Hi/Lo can be crazy with people raising continuously.. I've made longer term profits on Hi/Lo and I do get called a fish sometimes for raising continuously to the max preflop with hands like A2sK3s ... Love it when you make your flush and you win the low hand also and take down the whole pot..... sounds fishy - but you have to get to know how others at the table are playing.. If they are going for everything every hand then you can be sure you'll have a good chance of beating them if you have a good starting hand.

And.. it is a game where you OFTEN have to fold a FH or trips or a Ace high flush if there are better hands out there and people are betting like crazy... if it's possible to get beat and someone is betting hard.. (unless you've been watching them just get lucky)... they probably have the nuts.... if you fold and they didn't have the nuts then you know you will take them down next time you are up against them so you haven't lost much in giving up on your hand.

Anyway... what do I know? I know I like Omaha! Smile !!!

...... and I think you have to be super tight in Omaha hi. Smile

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