Omaha, like Hold'em is a community card game, with 5 community cards in the center of the table that can be used by all players. In Omaha each player is dealt 4 card hole cards and must make their best 5 card poker hand with exactly 2 cards from their personal hand, and 3 cards from the board. (This requirement often confuses Hold'em players when they first play Omaha.)
The mechanics of the game are handled by the Online Site’s Poker Client. This software moves the button, prompts the players to post their blinds, deals the cards and then prompts each player to Fold, Check, Call, Bet, or Raise as appropriate, with the proper amounts. Then at the showdown evaluates the hands for the winner. There may be computer or internet crashes but the software cannot make a mistake reading the hands. If you think it did, check the Hand Histories which are available on every poker site.
Omaha 8: play on the flopApr 28, 2008
In my previous article, I laid out for you how to handle pre-flop play in Omaha 8 games. In this part, I am going to expand on that and go over play on the flop. The flop is the most important part of any Omaha 8 pot. It is when you have the most information and the betting limits are the cheapest (in a limit cash game). There are two key concepts with flop play... the flop texture (how the flop ... Read more
Omaha 8 or better pre-flop playApr 9, 2008
There are numerous theories out there about what hands people should play in Omaha 8 including point systems that take into account each of the cards you hold in your hand. I'm not going to try and complicate things that much for you because it's much easier than that, especially when playing at the lower limits. Here are the hands you should play and why:
Any hand containing ... Read more