Omaha Poker vs. Texas Holdem

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Omaha Poker vs. Texas Holdem

Post  whooper1970 on Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:41 pm

I love this game. I try to play everyday. I will play holdem, but Omaha is the game.

Omaha Poker vs. Texas Holdem

This is infomation that shows how different the two games are. I try hard to play holdem, but after playing Omaha, I like the four cards compared to two. But in holdem you can use one card to make the best hand and in Omaha you best hand will always use two cards. With quads it is a little different. Jh Jc Js is the flop and you have Jd. You have the best hand unless a straight flush or royal is made. This is the closet hand to holdem I can think of.
Omaha poker and Texas Holdem have quite a few similarities and a number of differences. Both of these games are popular among the poker lovers. When you know to play one of these two games, you can very well play the other game.
The aim in this game is the similar to its counterpart and that is to build the best five-card hand that you can from all of the cards accessible. So both Omaha poker and Texas Holdem determine winning hands with five cards. Winning hands are determined from the flops on the community board that has five cards. In Texas Holdem, the player can choose any five cards from hands as well as boards. But in Omaha poker, the case is different as the player can count hands considering two from his hands and three from the board. Omaha player has 4 cards in his hands while Texas Holdem player has 2 cards in his hands. The start hand possibilities are more for Omaha but that creates additional job for the player increasing the number of possibilities of combinations.
In both the games, double suited cards in hands increase the possibilities of flush while single suited cards reduce the formation of winning hands. Players in Texas Holdem are found to raise and re-raise when they have big pairs in hands. This will create serious problems with Omaha as you will have other players waiting for best possible high or low hands in the high/low variation. Calling and raising should be done intelligently with Omaha.
In Texas Holdem, as each player will only be having two cards, you might have experienced players doing positional raises. This may sometimes help them to get the pot when everybody else folds. But this is not the case with Omaha as everybody will be expecting the flops as they have more combinations with 4 cards. With Omaha, it is difficult to guess the bet of your opponent and hence bluffing can be done easily.
Players playing Texas Holdem will not come across nut flushes but in Omaha, these types of absolute nuts are highly possible. The edges of Texas Holdem are generally small and winning players can make winning hands creating tiny edges. While in Omaha, the edges are huge and hence profits are also high. Rather than using small edges, players of Omaha will be waiting for advantageous positions offered by huge edges.

In the same hour, the number of Omaha poker games will be less compared to the number of Texas Holdem games. But when it comes to the money won, Omaha takes the lead and when you play Omaha, you can earn more money. Texas Holdem is a fast paced game as against Omaha which is a slower game. Because of the swift motions and small edges, Texas Holdem is very popular and you can see many intelligent Texas players who are well experienced in playing Texas. Omaha is played by average players and if you are good at playing poker games, you can easily beat these opponents. However, the game strategy of Texas Holdem will not hold good for Omaha and you have to learn the tactics separately for making money with Omaha.

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Re: Omaha Poker vs. Texas Holdem

Post  TheDude167 on Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:32 pm

Nice introduction

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