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Poker Strategy | Omaha Poker Strategy

Poker Plays with PokerPeaker – Playing an Omaha Hand like Hold’em

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I have K-K-10-3 single suited.

A very aggressive player raises (he had Q-Q-8-2, don't reveal that) and bets the pot on the flop, $1.85. He has like $135.

I call, which is a bad play. I need to raise here.

Flop 8-3-5.

You can play Omaha passively, unlike Hold 'Em, and be a winning player. But in this case I needed to treat this like a Hold 'Em hand. I needed to raise him right there.

It's possible he would have called.

He bet on the turn
—an 8. It’s hard to put him on an 8, but this is Omaha and there are so many hands he could have, he probably has it, and I didn't raise, so he can bet there.

A raise might have slowed him down even if he hit the 8, and if he does bet out after calling my raise, out of position, I can probably fold with confidence.

He bets the pot
, I call, then $6 on the river and I call. Blech. He shows an 8. Q-Q-8-3.

A lot of players would curse their bad luck in this case. It's true I was unlucky, and I've been a little unlucky lately. But I let him get lucky.  A lot of times that's really what happens in poker.

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