Before we start discussing the right methods of ranking starting hands, let us have a look at several wrong views widespread among beginners, used to playing holdem. Wrong opinions in ranking starting hands in Omaha poker 1) “A good four-card hand of good starting values in holdem is also a good hand in Omaha.”.
Omaha Poker Strategy. By: Lou Kreiger. Recommended Starting Hands. If you follow this list of suggested starting hands, you’ll seldom get into trouble, or find yourself involved in a hand where you’ll be confused about whether you ought to continue playing or fold your hand. Ace-ace combinations: Any hand containing a pair of aces is a terrific starting hand, though some are much stronger.
In fact you should be playing less starting hands than in other forms of poker, after all hands which can hit both the high and the low side of the pot with the nuts do not come along too often. This guide will look at the various starting hands for Omaha Hi-Lo poker including PLO8.
There is lots of information about Omaha starting hands in books and online. Bob Caiffone wrote the Omaha bible and that is were you should start. Starting hands are generally good if they start as wrap arounds or pairs with kickers that wrap near the pairs. Suits marginally improve the hand, if your a strong player. Large suits improve the hand.
The value of your best omaha hi lo starting hands can change tremendously in omaha hi lo by having a suited Ace and other suited cards, but most importantly a suited Ace. It’s not just because of the extra value from being able to make a flush.
The best starting hands in Omaha Hi Lo include: 1. A-A-2-x 2. A-A-3-x 3. A-2-3-x 4. A-2-4-x 5. A-2-x-x 6. A-3-4-x 7. A-A-x-x.
There are 16,432 different starting hands in Omaha Hi-Lo Holdem (considering equivalence relations). The table on this page shows the top 5% of hands dealt, click hereto see all of the hands, the page is almost 2MB so may take a while to load.
AAKK double suited (Ah Ad Kh Kd, for example) is the best starting hand in Omaha High. AAJT with both aces suited is also considered by some players as the best hand such as (Ad-Ah-Jd-Th) However.