Beginners who are only familiar with the rules of 马来西亚合法网上赌场 Omaha poker often make mistakes when it comes to making five card hands, forgetting the rule that it is imperative to close two of the four hole cards along with three community cards use to form a sheet.
For example, a new player whoA ♥Q ♣7 ♦6 ♦ keeps getting a board of9 ♥4 ♥2 ♣J ♥Q ♥ and think he made the nuts with an ace-high straight.
The problem is that with only one hole card (in this case theA ♥) and four community cards (the four hearts on the board) cannot make a hand. In fact, this player only has a pair of queens, no flush. In the meantime, any player with two hearts would have a flush, which means that the player should surely take this weak hand out for all bets on the river.
Hand values of Texas Hold’em versus Omaha Poker
If you think about it, PLO players are dealt not just a single two-card combination (as in Hold’em), but six different two-card combinations (among the four hole cards) from which they choose the best hand can. It is therefore not surprising that players tend to make much better hands at the showdown in Omaha poker.
Suppose you have10 ♠9 ♠8 ♥7 ♥ and on the river is the board 7 ♠9 ♥K ♥J ♣2 ♦. If you use the ten and eight on your hand with three community cards, you have a jack-hoge straight. The problem is that every opponent whoQ x10 xXxXxXxX x holds, make a higher, king-high straight and you would beat you – and if the river bets get tough, that’s probably exactly what happens.
Another example would be holding J ♠J ♣9 ♠9 ♥ on a board of 9 ♦K ♠K ♠Q ♥5 ♦3 ♦. Yes, you have a bet of nines, which would be a nice hand in Texas Hold’em, but in Omaha Poker there are several hands you could beat here. Everyone withKxKxXxXxX x orQxQxXxXxX x would have a higher set, and an opponent withJ x10 xXxXxXxXxwould have a straight. There is also a flush option, meaning everyone withX ♦X ♦X ♦X xXxX x (two diamonds) would make a flush.
Due to the nature of so many better hands, an opponent may call your 马来西亚网上casino bets with a set of kings or queens in fear of a straight or a flush so even if you don’t see immediate aggression you could still be beaten, so call Beware of.