How To Play Pot Limit Omaha
How To Play Pot Limit Omaha
Tired of losing at poker? Don't let your neighbors and friends take all your hard-earned cash. Learn how to play Pot Limit Omaha and get your neighbors out of your pockets.
Let's have a look at Pot Limit Omaha. Omaha is a 4-card variation of Texas Hold 'Em, in a way, and I'll explain exactly the basics. If you understand the mechanics of flop or community card games, do check out the Texas Hold 'Em video we've got here.
In essence, what would happen is whatever dealer button, small and big blinds, and we would deal 4 cards this time, not 2, like Texas Hold 'Em, but 4 cards to each player. I'll deal them out in 4's. Obviously, you deal them out one at a time as you would normally, but for the essence of speed, we're going to deal out 4 cards to each player.
We've got 4 currently, and we'll do 4 for the dealer. Similar to Texas Hold 'Em, you're looking for big cards. In Omaha, you have to use 2 of the 4 cards in your hand.
This would be a pretty good starting hand as far as Omaha goes because you've got 2 suits, 2 possible flush draws, flush being 5 cards of the same suit, and you've got a pair in your hand, so you probably want to call with this particular hand. King/Jack, not really much happening, even though you got pocket Jacks, you're going to get rid of that. Again, not much of a hand, they're not really connected.
This would be a nice hand if you maybe had a 9 there so you'd have 7, 8, 9 in your hand. You want 4 cards kind of working together in Pot Limit Omaha. Again, bag of filth, really, let's get rid of that one.
Let's try to make up a hand that you would definitely play, just for purposes of this particular video. Not a bad starting hand. You've got Ace, Queen, King, Jack, 4 really nice high cards.
You'll definitely be involved to an extent in this particular hand. Let's just go to Flop. Once again, just like community cards and the basics of poker, the best 5-card hand, made up of your 4 cards and the 5 on the Flop.
We're going to go to a Flop. If we look here, they're both a pair of queens here, but not much else. We go to the turn, again, not much else is helping them, and a deuce, so what have these two hands got? Well, they have to use 2 cards.
So, this would make a pair of queens with an ace-kicker, and he would also make a pair of queens with an ace-kicker, and this pot would be chopped. What you're looking for in Omaha, which happens on a regular basis is the Nuts. The Nuts means the best possible hand you can get.
If we have a quick look at what that could possibly be in this particular scenario, it would be - what would that be? That would be 4, 7. I'll show you why it would be 4 7. Say I've got this hand.
You've got 9, 9, 4, 7. The best possible hand you could make with your two cards is a straight, and that would be 5 cards matching in a row in a run. That would be 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 - it's the best possible hand you could hand, and that's called the Nazi of Pot Limit Omaha.
And that's how you play Pot Limit Omaha. .