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In Omaha hi low, will holding an Ace and a Deuce card automatically give you the "nut low" hand in the event of a qualifying low hand?

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Perhaps an Ace or 2 is on the board. Then the opponents won't need to hold that card to beat you. E.g. if board is A 4 6 7 8, and your opponent holds 23, then they will beat you. –  Mew Jul 29 at 14:12
    
@Mew You have the start of a good answer there. Would you mind turning it into one ? –  Radu Murzea Jul 29 at 14:35

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You can only lose the low hand if you get counterfeit (when a low card hits the board that also pairs one of your low cards), so that you don't hold the nut low on the river anymore.

If there is a low hand possible, and no A or 2 on the board, you always have the nut low. At worst, you will split the low pot if someone else also has a A2XX hand. With that said, it is possible to win a quarter of the whole pot (50% of low pot and 0% of high pot).

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Example:

You have A2, villain has A3.

Board is: 24567.

That gives you a low: A2456

Gives villain low: A2345

Basically, whenever one of your cards pairs, you might be in danger.

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