Online Poker – Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo

July 21, 2010

Omaha Poker

Similar to Omaha Hi/Lo Poker and Texas Hold’em, Omaha, required its two to ten players to create the best five-card combination from a total of nine cards.The strongest combination wins the pot . Because the nine cards are made up of four hand cards and five community cards , the resulting combinations are stronger than those in other Poker Games.

How to play the game

The players to the left of the Dealer begin the game by posting the blinds . The player on the Dealer’s left posts a small blind and the player on the Small Blind’s left places a big blind. Each player receives four pocket cards .  In the first round, the player to the Big Blind’s left plays first and can either Fold/ Bet/ Raise.The flop is dealt in the second round then  a round of betting follows and the players can either Check/ Fold/ Call/ Raise. The turn is dealt inthe third round . Then there is another betting round . The River is dealt, this starts the final round of betting . After the betting ends, the remaining players, use two out of their four pocket cards and three community cards to create the strongest five-card  possible hand.

Tips:
To improve you winning chances, use the next strategies :

  1. You should look for the high hands only so watch out for the low cards ;
  2. Flushes and straights are very common here due to the five community cards that you can choose .

Omaha Hi/Lo Poker

Omaha High/Low is a popular version of Omaha Poker, is also known as Omaha/8.The lowest hand and the highest hand split in halp the pot in this game . The low hand must contain an 8 or better, and pairs.. You can use different cards for the two hands , and it is possible to win both the high and the low  pot. If there is no qualifying low hand, then the high hand wins the entirely pot. As in Omaha, you must use two cards from your hand and three cards from the community cards, but you can use a different two cards for your high and low hands.

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