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Hey just wondering what everybodies favorite starting hands are in Omaha Hi and Hi/Low?

Personally i loathe AAxx in Hi and tend to play them very weak because they usually just cause trouble.

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Aces are strong for sure, but in Omaha you will lose most of the time, if you have no connectors, which means that AAxx is a bad hand. (if those two other cards are no connectors, like another pair, suited cards, or straight draws.)
Its MUCH different from NLHE, because there is always someone with at least two pairs, or a set, and very often someone floped the nuts, too. You could say that Omaha is all about getting the nuts.

My favorite hand is definetly a double suited, a pair and straight draw hand. For example: J Heart 10 Heart J Club 9 Club

     
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Playable Omaha Starting Hands:

PAIR of ACES - A A x x
PAIR of KINGS - K K x x
HIGH PAIR and ACE SUITED - Qh Qs Ah x .. Jh Js Ad 6d
HIGH PAIR and MIDDLE/LOW PAIR - J J 7 7 .. Q Q 4 4
HIGH PAIR and TWO or more OTHER HANDS - J J 9 7 .. K 10 10 8
ANY FOUR HIGH CARDS - K Q J 10 .. A K J 10 .. Q Q 10 10 .. A J J 10 .. (includes two high pair)
THREE HIGH CARDS w ACE SUITED - Ah Qs 10h x .. Ah Ks Jd 5h
THREE HIGH CARDS and ACTIVE SIDECARD - K Q J 8 .. Ah Qs 10d 4h
THREE CARD STRAIGHT w a PAIR - 7 6 5 5 .. 9 8 7 8 .. 6 5 4 6
THREE CARD STRAIGHT and an ACE SUITED - 8h 7s 6d Ah .. Ah 9s 8d 7h
CLOSE GROUP w TWO GAPS or less - J 10 7 6 .. 8 7 6 5 .. 9 8 5 4.. 9 7 6 4 .. J 10 8 6

(Source: Google)

Best hand: AAKK double sooted.

     
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Check this Luck for a hand a just played.....

Seat 1: bandit2820 (15,779)
Seat 2: feenythebeast (75,816)
Seat 3: Dillard07 (45,916)
Seat 4: fatlat (72,087)
Seat 6: zzzzzman50 (18,730)
Seat 7: wizone (38,668)
Seat 8: Kungen8 (170,512)
Seat 9: blacksnake302 (36,046)
bandit2820 posts the small blind of 1,500
feenythebeast posts the big blind of 3,000
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to feenythebeast [5c 9c Th Td]
Dillard07 folds
fatlat folds
zzzzzman50 folds
wizone folds
Kungen8 folds
blacksnake302 calls 3,000
bandit2820 folds
feenythebeast checks
*** FLOP *** [5h Tc 7h]
feenythebeast checks
blacksnake302 bets 6,000
feenythebeast raises to 18,000
blacksnake302 raises to 33,046, and is all in
feenythebeast calls 15,046
blacksnake302 shows [Jd 6s Qs Ts]
feenythebeast shows [5c 9c Th Td]
*** TURN *** [5h Tc 7h] 8 of spades
*** RIVER *** [5h Tc 7h 8s] 9 of spades
blacksnake302 shows a straight, Queen high
feenythebeast shows three of a kind, Tens
blacksnake302 wins the pot (73,592) with a straight, Queen high



Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap!

     
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There is nothing in Omaha that keep up with the power of pocket aces in Holdem. But double suited aces are a good starting hand. But in Omaha it is more importand how your hand connects with the flop.

     
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I dont tend to play hi/lo, but if I did id want AA23 dubble suited for sure.
I do however play a bit of omaha hi, and altho most want AAKK(ds) id much preferr to have double suited hands with four cards in a row.( six and higher)
As I dont play much hi/lo its hard to comment but I belive the good players use a pont sysyem, id post it but dont know it.

     
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hate omaha hi/lo, but love the hi game. I usually play mostly conected hands like j1098 etc in hi. In hi/lo, i try to ONLY play hands that r low cards or high cards. not hands like AK2J. The reason is, what am I gonna do on a A210 board of there is a lot of action. So many outs against me and i can't get the nut low AND the nut high. How much stronger wouldn't a 3456 hand look here? it could turn nut low and nut hi. So my advise is to only play high or low cards on plo8

     
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I saw a lot of discussions about the best Omaha starting hand. Some state AAKK double suited because it has the best pre-flop equity, other say AAJT double suited because of it's strategic value.

There is a famous statement for low pocket pairs in texas hold'em: "no set no bet", in Omaha FullRing low stakes you should apply that rule to all your hands.

     
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Posted by racpxt:
There is a famous statement for low pocket pairs in texas hold'em: "no set no bet", in Omaha FullRing low stakes you should apply that rule to all your hands.


You mean: No nuts, no bet?

     
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My fav omaha hi/lo starting hand is AsAd2s3d Worship in omaha hi I don't really have a fav hand because in omaha every good hands can flop big... so Aces are weak there...

     
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Omaha Hi

Pocket pair + double suits
Str8 double suited

No AAKK for me tho, sucks everytime, unless u flop boat

     
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You can help yourself with Holdem starting hands. You must see how any 2 cards are coordinated.

For example hands like As Qd 8h 8c: in these type of hands are poorly coordinated combinations, like A - 8 and Q - 8.

Your only chance is to hit set, but usualy thats not enough.

     
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Posted by shokaku:
Posted by racpxt:
There is a famous statement for low pocket pairs in texas hold'em: "no set no bet", in Omaha FullRing low stakes you should apply that rule to all your hands.


You mean: No nuts, no bet?


A set is good enough.

No straight/flush possible you are ahead most of the time and you have a good draw to full+quads. With many people throwing money to the pot with draws you will profitable enough when your set holds or draws to a full house.

     
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Posted by racpxt:
A set is good enough.

No straight/flush possible you are ahead most of the time and you have a good draw to full+quads. With many people throwing money to the pot with draws you will profitable enough when your set holds or draws to a full house.

Don't forget the set over set situations. They are more common in omaha than in holdem.

     
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The starting hands in Omaha have a different value than in Holdem. AA or KK are monsters in Holdem but in Omaha it's not that strong. But i still prefer AAKK doublesuited. It's always a good base for winning a pot. My funniest Omaha-hand: 8888. Aww crap! Was a clear fold, but looked very nice.

     
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Lol 8888
If u think U see alot of donks in NLHE, then deffo play Omaha.. they even more overrate AAKK .
Funny as f*ck.

     
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Posted by Flangel:
Lol 8888
If u think U see alot of donks in NLHE, then deffo play Omaha.. they even more overrate AAKK .
Funny as f*ck.

AAKK IS a strong hand, as you can make the nuts on a lots of boards. Just don't go bananas if you don't improve.

     
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In omaha your opponents and position are as important as your cards, more than in NL

     
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Posted by DaneMitic
My favorite hand is definetly a double suited, a pair and straight draw hand. For example: J Heart 10 Heart J Club 9 Club

Really nice hands Smile

     
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