Playing Pot Limit Omaha Poker

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010

You must select your starting hands very carefully because it is crucially important to choose the right hand to start with. Every situation calls for a certain type of hands so choose the hands accordingly to other external factors.

When you select the table to play in you must be careful. Select only tables you can afford. Do not try and play at a table that is over your bankroll edge, you must pay attention and see that at least some of the players at the table are weak or at least weaker than you.

Read others as quickly and as often as you can. Make sure you know from the first moves who are those who play hands that shouldn?t be played at all, which players can be bluffed and which bluff, who usually calls or bets with low value draws or hand, who plays tight and who loose.

Call in Omaha as less as possible. If the odds are on your side then raise or bet. If not, simply fold. Call only when you have something good in mind as tricking a player or increasing your odds.

You have to take seriously when someone bets a great amount or raise the same way. In pot limit Omaha this counts a lot because bluffing can be disastrous and the majority of players don?t do it.

In Omaha there can be 13-way, 17-way or even 20-way straight draws. Don?t; remain accustomed to the regular 8-way straight draw because this is a different game with different odds. Wait for the right draw to raise.

The nut flush draw can be in hold?em a great possibly because you might usually win the pot when you get a pair for you Ace or get the flush, but in Omaha that is not true so stay away from that draw because it just isn?t going to happen in most cases.

When you have been dealt a pair of Aces and next to them two other low cards, unconnected and unsuited in anyway to the aces, then you must know that you hand is pretty low. The chances you have on the flop are minimal and if the flop dealt cards don?t give you an Ace then you will end up probably loosing the pot.

When playing multi way pots the odds change and you should always draw the nuts. When everyone placed their chips in the middle, play aggressive because if you have odds on your side and draw for the nuts. Do not try and involve all you money to a simple draw without any additional implications because you might not hit it or even if you do you will split the pot with another player.

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