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Why did I lose with a flush in Omaha?

In Omaha Hold'em you have to use exactly two of the four cards from your hand and three on the board (since a poker hand is exactly five cards). This means you can only have the flush when you have ...
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Hands when playing Omaha

Yes. You must use exactly two cards from your hand to make your best 5-card poker hand, so if there were three 9's on the board your best hand would use the 9 and the highest ranked other card from ...
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How to determine the winning hands in poker?

Each player in a basic game of poker is given five cards to make their hand. There are variants to the game where players receive more than five cards and players have community cards. However it is ...
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Turn and river dealt twice, what is going on?

In a cash game, players can, if they agree to it, have multiple run outs of the board when one or more players are all-in. Basically think of it as two separate hands with the same flop. The idea ...
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Omaha: Interesting dealer mistake at showdown

It seems quite plain to me that the sequence of events it crucial to resolving this situation. The fact that villains hands is mucked, and that a live hand is in play means Hero should be awarded the ...
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How to determine the winning hands in poker?

Which Poker Hand Wins Calculator Hands Overview Straight Flush Four of a kind Full house Flush Straight Three of a kind Two Pair Pair High card Why that order? The order is based on math / ...
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Playing PL Omaha

He has TTT66, you have 666KK. A full house tens full of sixes (TTT66) beats sixes full of kings (666KK) in all variants of poker, not just PLO. This is because the tens are higher than the sixes, in ...
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I want to know who is in the wrong....?

I'm glad that you came to this site to ask this question. I'd like to boil down your question, because you provided a lot of background information that does not add a lot to the question. You are ...
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Confused about Omaha hand

Yes, exactly as you said you have to use 2 cards from your hand, apart from that it works exactly as NLHE in the sense of hand strength. The reason you don't need have to play with pocket 10s is QQ ...
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What is the nature of Omaha starting hands?

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 ...
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General strategy shortstacked PLO cash games

The general strategy for Omaha is the same for playing short stacked in any poker game. Play tight aggressive. The concept is that you put your money in when you are against a large field with the ...
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What are odds of 2 players having same 4 hole cards in omaha?

Very interesting question. I assume that you mean that all 4 cards have the same rank and suits are ignored. This is not going to be a simple or short answer. Please bear with me. To answer this ...
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Is starting out in PLO a good idea?

I play both PLO and NLHE, PLO would be my main game if it was more of a regular spread here. So what I'll start with it the amount of NLHE players who jump to PLO, with the attitude of I play NLHE ...
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Worst possible matchup for aces pre-flop in pot limit omaha

As to your main question, I couldn't come up with anything where hand 2 would have more than the 53.18 win % that you show. However, if you're looking at straight equity for hand 1, consider the ...
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Are there any forms of poker where some of your personal cards are displayed from the start of the hand?

There are three common methods poker games use to "develop" hands over multiple betting rounds. In order of age of introduction: The draw. Each player exchanges one or more of his cards for the same ...
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Why is position so important in Omaha?

Position is so important in PLO, even more so than NHL (of course not to say position isn't important in NHL) for several reasons. PLO being a capped betting game (meaning you can't just shove live ...
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Hands when playing Omaha

The answer is yes. And although you didnt ask here is some side info : Kickers do not matter with Quads in Omaha. When you hold quads you can only loose to a straight / royal flush or higher quads. ...
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5-way pot pot limit omaha cash game microstakes

Preflop: eh, not too excited about the hand, but you do have position. If the table has been limping with weak hands consistently, this is OK. Flop: My first reaction was to agree with checking it ...
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"Streets" in holdem

In stud games 4th and 5th street refer to the 4th and 5th cards in the player's hand and not to the 4th betting round, since it is the 2nd or 3rd betting round (I am not quite sure exactly, because of ...
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Question for beginners in Omaha

In omaha you must use 2 cards from your hand and 3 cards from the board to make your 5 card poker hand. In this case player 1 will have AAAKT, so three of a kind. Player 2 will have AAA44, which is a ...
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Hu Plo KQT2 on flop T84

We have 52% equity against his range. Let's do a brief and rough ev calculation of all scenarios: Supposing bet size at 200$ in the 300$ pot. Donking 12% of the time we will be raised by a strong ...
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Do mucked cards call themselves in Omaha?

I am guessing you have a home game here, but I am going to answer with typical card room rule. Once a player selects the 2 cards they want to play in the showdown, are the mucked cards still in play? ...
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In PLO in a casino can a player say I raise "half the pot"?

Yes, although it is kind of a vague way of asking how much the pot is. You can always ask a dealer how much is in the pot and then size your bet anywhere from to minimum bet of a game to the pot size. ...
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Best books for beginners Pot-Limit Omaha

Best book, I don't know as it's pretty personal opinions, but Master Pot-Limit Omaha the modern aggressive approach by Herbery Okolowitz & Wladimir Taschner is good. Ok strictly speaking not the ...
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Playing the SB pre-flop in omaha cash games general strategy

Disclaimer: I rarely play PLO In NLHE, the value in a 3-betting marginal hands comes almost entirely from from fold equity (ie the money you make when they fold). The problem with having a high 3-...
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PLO against 3 opponents. Board is 434 rainbow. What is the probability of someone having a 4?

Let's first calculate the odds of 1 opponent having a four. I will then give the general formula for 'x' opponents. There are 3 cards on the board and you have 4 cards. This means there are 45 cards ...
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"Streets" in holdem

If you look at Stud variations, the small forced ante or just ante would be the first street. The large forced bring in would be an automatic bet the low man would be forced to make and would be 2nd ...
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Code Omaha Equity Trainer

Welcome to Poker.SE! This question is pretty broad, which is probably one of the reasons it's not had much interest since you posted it. It might be worth trying to ask a more specific question about ...
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