How to avoid bad hands in Pot Limit Omaha

So now that we’ve covered all the basics including how to play Omaha Poker, how to win at Omaha Poker as well as Bluffing in online poker, we’re going to show you how to avoid bad hands at Pot Limit Omaha so you can minimise your losses and gain more profits.

Although as we’ve pointed out before Omaha isn’t necessarily a complicated game, you need to be able to evaluate each and every hand you have been dealt to come to your conclusions whether it would be profitable or not. Factors of course stay the same but cards might change.

You need a hand that has good flop value, one that can make the nuts and has something to go along with it.

Kings are trouble

Getting Kings in your hand is quite bothersome especially for players who have just transferred themselves from Texas Hold’em to Pot Limit Omaha. Kings are as weak as are Aces – One pair rarely wins at showdown.

The key difference though is that you rarely would want to get kings in pre-flop. If most of your cash goes in and you have kings, you’re set for a difficult road. Kings need to be played super carefully before the flop unless they’re very strong kings.

Big Suited and Double-Suited Cards

If you want the very best hands in Omaha you need to be able to make the nuts and have a back-up plan to go with it. Big-suited cards and double-suited cards most often than not, don’t flop the nuts but they do flop big two-pair hands.

Having a nut suit is incredibly more powerful as flush-over-flush scenarios are a common occurrence in Omaha.

Playing out of position is out of the question

Although position is crucial in Texas Hold’em, in Omaha it’s supreme. It’s fairly difficult to know where you are in a hand and being out of position makes it much, much worse.

To adjust, you need to play extremely tight from out of position, especially if you’re just starting out. As you begin to get more accustomed to the game, you can start to open your game.

Learning what makes a good hand from a great hand may take some time and it’s a learning curve. Once you’ve figured the strengths and weaknesses of the hand, it will become a lot easier making you a good Pot Limit Omaha player.

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