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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 ...
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 ...
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.
A2 will be nut low when: There are 3 or more different cards 8 of below on the board. None of those three board cards is an A or 2. It might still be nut low in other cases, for example where either the A or the 2 completes a wheel with 4 board cards. But in most--not all--cases, nut low is the having in your hand the two lowest cards not on the board. ...
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