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Omaha Hi/Lo

Denominations for this Game

High Cards - A, K, Q, J, 10
Middle Cards - 9, 8, 7
Low Cards - 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A

In Omaha High-Low the high hand winner must split the pot with the player with the best qualifying low hand. There is always a high hand winner but not always a low


Each player is dealt four cards face down. Then, a total of five community cards are dealt face up in the center of the table in three betting segments (3-1-1).

After all the cards are dealt the players make the best hand that they can by combining any two of their two hole cards with any three of the five community cards.

Using the illustration above, a player holding a jack and a four would end up with a full house, jacks over fours. If he is also holding a six and an ace, he would have a qualifying low hand of 8, 6, 5, 4, A.

If an other player is holding A 2 in Heart, he would have the best qualifying low hand 8, 5, 4, 2, A (as they are only 3 low cards on the table) and Ace-High-Flush as high hand.

In this case, the pot would be split between the best high hand and the best low hand.

You also need to take in consideration, that you can only win from each player, the amount of chips you put in the pot.


High Hand

You have to use 2 of your hole cards to make the best hand. Still using the illustration above, you need 2 Hearts for a Flush, J and 4, 5 or 8 for Full House.


Exception

One in your hand and two on the board = "trips" in this case JJJ

or then

Two in your hand and one on the board = "Set (in this case 444)


Low Hand

These are considered as Low cards : 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 A

For a low hand, you need 5 different low cards, 2 from your hand and 3 from the table, the best low hand being 5 4 3 2 1. (which can also win the high hand Five-High-Straight)

In this screenshot, boar60 has A 8 in his hand and the 3 best lo cards from the table are 2 6 and 7 = 8 7 6 2 1

boar60 has A 8 in his hand and the 3 best lo cards from the table are 2 6 and 7 = 8 7 6 2 1

marky45 has 3 5 in his hand and the best lo cards from the table are 2 6 and 7 = 7 6 5 3 2

You always read a low hand backwards. You now start to compare the hands:

8 7 6 2 1 vs 7 6 5 3 2

8 vs 7 : 7 is lower. Marky wins the lo hand

In this screen shot:

Marky45 has 2 low cards : A and 6

Manxblue has 2 low cards : A and 4

Flop : 2 4 4 : As there are only 2 different low cards on the board, there is no low hand just now

Turn : 8 : 3 different low cards on the board : 2 4 8

Marky45 shows : 8 6 4 2 1

Manxblue shows : no low hand (as there arent 5 different low cards)

River : 3 : 4 different low cards on the board

Marky45 6 4 3 2 1 vs Manxblue 8 4 3 2 1

If we compare the hands, : 6 vs 8 : 6 is lower – Marky45 wins the low hand


Throw-Away Starting Hands

These should be automatically folded without any further consideration:

>Quads - (including) A A A A
Trip Threes thru Trip Kings - 333X - KKKX
Lowest Card is 4 thru 9 Paired or Unpaired - i.e. 4567, 67QQ, 278K, 88KK,


Playable Starting Hands

The best possible starting hand is AA23(DS). The other starting hands below are randomly listed rather than in power order.


All

Includes non-suited, suited, paired, and unpaired hands unless otherwise noted.

Trip Aces and a 2 or 3 - AAA2, AAA3
Pair of Aces and Two Low Cards - i.e. AA23, AA44, AA35, AA26, AA66 etc.
A,2 and Anything - A2XX
A,3 and Two Low Cards - i.e. A346, A355, A356, A335 etc.


Suited

Any two cards suited unless otherwise noted. Double suited better but not necessary.

Trip Aces and a 4 or 5 Suited - AcAA4c, AdAA5d
Trip Deuces and Ace Suited - 2h22Ah
Pair of Aces and Two High Cards Suited - i.e. AhAXhX, AAXsXs etc.
2,3 and Two Low Cards Suited - i.e. 233c6c, 23c46c etc.
Ace Suited to Anything - AcXXXc


Double Suited

Two High Pair Double Suited - i.e. KhKdQhQd, TcTsJcJs etc.
Four Unpaired Low Cards - i.e. 2c4s5c6s, 3d4h5h6d etc.