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Omaha Hi/Lo 8 General Stuff plus Personal Challenge - Fri Aug 12, 2011, 02:25 PM
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Fri Aug 12, 2011, 09:04 PM
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I do most of my learning on the astronomer freerolls, I started playin about 2yrs ago, on PlayStation 2, virtual players, but helped learn basics of game, Ive just started playing real people for about 4+ month
I like this game OMAHA (Hi/Lo)
( Here's a Hot tip when you get A 2 3 4 5 bet as much as can because you can't lose ( just tie for low pot, and hopefully the Hi with low straght)
All the Best for your endeavors Best of Luck/Skill
 
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Fri Aug 12, 2011, 09:41 PM
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( Here's a Hot tip when you get A 2 3 4 5 bet as much as can because you can't lose ( just tie for low pot, and hopefully the Hi with low straght)
Not a good tip (unless by using colors he means a SUITED wheel, the "steel wheel" straight flush).

While you cannot lose 100% of the pot, you can lose MONEY on the "lock" low. This is a concept called being "quartered".

In 0/8 it is much more common to share the same LOW hand than it is to share the same winning high hand. Since making a low hand at all requires 3 cards under an 8 on the board, and since people tend to start with low hands in o/8, it is quite common to "share" the low hand on a given board.

When this happens, the HIGH hand wins 50% of the pot, and the 2 lows get 25% each. If the pot was built 3 way, this means 33% of the money in is YOURS, and you only get 25% back.

So quite often you do NOT want to get into a "raising war" when you hold the lock low, whereas if you are on the nut hi (especially nut flush) you DEFINATELY want to keep raising until as much has gone in as possible!
 
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Fri Aug 12, 2011, 11:44 PM
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I found this helpful for Omaha, hope you do as well. This is an old thread by Poncho Bowie, it's about fixed limit but most of the concepts still apply.

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...r+wanted+teach
 
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Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 - further thoughts - Sat Aug 13, 2011, 04:53 AM
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Sat Aug 13, 2011, 01:48 PM
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The way to help STOP the quartering effect is to do exactly as you are seemingly doing...

1) Pot control on low only hands, regardless of their strength relatie to the "nut" low.
2) Raise on the come (to extract value) only on hands with some form of high-way potential as well as low-way potential. As2s Ah2h is a LOT better hand on a 3h 6h 7d board than would be Ah 2d Ac 2s.

<Side Note> "Put not your faith in "naked" low hands..."

Ah2dKcKd is a DECENT hand, not a great one. All it takes is an A to come on the flop, and the ENTIRETY of your hand pontetial, both hi and low, has pretty much evaporated to 2 outs.

AA23 double suited, is the "best" 0/8 start hand, because it gives you protection agaisnt having your low hand counterfeitted by the board.
 

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