Omaha Poker Strategy

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Omaha poker is a very straight forward game if you have a made hand , you have to be aggressive . You will most likely have to call someones bet if you are on a draw to see another card  . Tactical moves like bluffing or slowplay are rather useless in the smaller limits.

Bluffing only works when you are up against couple opponents and the pot is small which doesn’t happen very often in Omaha. Every player has six „poker hands“ preflop meaning that they probably got a matching card  .

In Holdem it is easy to bluff if you get to see the flop while being on the blind  and when the flop consists of three small cards which make a pair, like 2-2-9. Since there are no draws and only five cards out there which have a piece of this flop and mostly people do not play them, it is very likely that anyone has anything. If the pot is small then being on the blind is the perfect spot to try and bluff here . The blinds can have anything, why not even 9-2?

In a tight Omaha game bluffs also work. The best opportunity for that is maybe when there is a flush on the board Jc-6c-Kc and you have Ac. It is very likely that somebody has the flush but since you have the ace it is possible to make others lay down their flush .

Mathematically it is the same situation with 9c-2c-Tc board and the opponent has Kc. Poker is a very psychological game. Some players need to see opponents cards when they have Kc, that could make them want to „check out“ their opponents cards. It is much easier to hold back your curiosity with a Jc.

If you have the nut flush in Holdem then slowplaying might be good if the board looks safe  . In Omaha the board is always dangerous ! On the river there are 12 cards which could bring a pair to the board and give someone a full house. In Holdem one player gets a pair every second hand but in Omaha three or four players have at least one pair in their pocket cards.

This goes for small stakes Omaha only as mentioned before  . As the limit grows, Omaha changes its personality . Games get tighter, raises become more usual and tactical draws are more important. Mathematical poker turns into psychological and you need to focus on reading your opponent.

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