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Omaha Hi-Lo is also referred to as Omaha Eight-or-better. The 8 is the important bit - it means that only hands where all five cards are <= 8 can play as the low. The nut (best) low hand is The Wheel. This is A2345. Suits don't matter - a flushing hand is the same as a rainbow. The worst qualifying low hand is 45678. The highest card in the hand counts ...


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Yes. Firstly, your hand has to qualify as being a low hand. Qualifying five-card poker hands must have no pairs in there, and also has no card higher than an eight. As a player can only (and must) use two cards from their starting hand, there have to be at least three community cards available that are also no higher than an eight. Flushes and straights ...


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If one is a hold em player, after playing Omaha as a serious student for a time you will notice that with starting hands you will be playing less hands than in Holdem, and if you are playing 8 or better you will be playing even less hands then in Omaha high. Omaha is a drawing game. It is rare for pocket pairs to win straight out at showdown. Big pairs ...


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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 ...


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Bluff very little and play stonger starting hands than your opponents. Don't push weak draws - you want big wraps if you are betting. If they have poor betsizing, draw to the nuts for cheap - don't semi-bluff. It sounds like these people will be very easy to value bet, and very difficult to bluff. Pump up the pot when you are likely to have the best of ...


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In high/low variants, the pot is split between the highest and lowest ranked hands. If there is a tie for one or the other, those tying hands must split that half of the pot - e.g. with one winning high hand and two winning lows, the lows each get 25% of the pot, and the high gets 50%. In split pot games, the low hand generally has a qualifier (8 or ...


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You have to first consider that only 2 cards of your 4 cards are used to make a Qualifying Low or Qualifying High in Omaha HiLo. The same 2 cards can be used for both your High and Low hands. So YES. You can think about it as playing 2 different games with the same cards but with the same pot - Note that you may not have a Qualifying LOW all the time and ...


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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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Yes it is possible to win both Hi and Lowe pots What comes to mind first is: If you have an Ace,2, and a 6,7, in your hand and the community cards are 3,4,5,j,10, then You win the low, A,2,3,4,5, and you wine the High with 3,4,5,6,7, (J+10 would be dead) Or If you had a flush and a low hand. Say AS,2S, 8*, K* and the community cards are 3D, 4D, 6S, 5S,JS, ...


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It seems you are playing against loose players, so don't bluff - you will get called anyway. According to what you wrote, it seems that many players bet to see the flop - in this case I would have joined them (many players in the flop means bigger pot - improve your pot odds); If you miss the flop, fold to any bet. Of course, you should pay attention to the ...


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Play a stronger range than your opponents. If they are consistently getting the money in with low equity the only really good way to profit is to have a stronger range than your opponents when the bigger pots are being played. Preflop hand selection revolves around picking hands that will flop a good high and a good low draw and go from there.


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In Omaha Hi-Lo, the best hand (the Hi) takes half the pot, and the worst hand (the Lo) takes half the pot (assuming that there is a qualifying lo). A qualifying hand is one that is 8-high or worse (if you cannot make a 5-card hand that is no better than 8 high, you cannot win the lo; in case of no qualifying lo, the high wins the entire pot).



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