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Old 04-06-2010, 04:10 AM   #1
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Question Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

This is intended to be a thread where a newb (newcomer to Omaha-8) can come in and ask any question he/she wants, without having to be intimidated about starting a new thread.

We invite those who might want to explore our game but lack the basic understanding to do so to ask any question, even if it seems "dumb" or "foolish" or "stupid" - without fear of ridicule.

I also invite any regular forum member to answer any question asked in this thread. But if you do so, please do so in a polite, friendly, warm, welcoming fashion.

Thanks. This was Niss's idea - and a good one, in my opinion.

Buzz

EDIT: So as to cut down on the number of stickys, I'm going to place links to popular wells below:

In alphabetical order

aaron-bartley
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...artley-964766/

AJB (also known as AJB4 or AJB44)
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...l-ajb4-463470/

amok
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...-well-1273887/

Assani Fisher
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...assani-692125/

Borys313
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...rys313-270485/

Campfirewest (Dan Deppen)
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...rewest-585543/

chknpotpie
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...s-well-762967/

Dave Breal
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...0&fpart=1&vc=1

Dorsal Fin
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...s-well-750091/

Eddie29/Jobs4Sale
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...s-well-374140/

GameOver73
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...over73-333414/

Gergery
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...0&fpart=1&vc=1

GoChiefs19
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...iefs19-893266/

Jorge
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...orge10-401567/

JWorth
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...jworth-787457/

Kuso
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...l-kuso-377658/

Linden Arden
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...-arden-525402/

MDDGFC
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...s-well-732869/

Mega (Megadisgruntled)
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...l-well-533581/

Niss
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...l-niss-403656/

Omahaha
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...-well-1467121/

Predator
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...0&fpart=1&vc=1

PWMN
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...s-well-800949/

runvnme
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...unvnme-475652/

Shabamabam
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...0&fpart=1&vc=1

Shaq (Shaqalicious)
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...icious-708631/

Truthiness24
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44.../#post12578865

TxRedMan
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...0&fpart=1&vc=1

Whatis7x6
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...0&fpart=1&vc=1

Wintermute, alias Januarymute, alias "Mute"
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...fpart=all&vc=1
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:02 AM   #2
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re: Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

How do you post a pic on the forum?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:32 AM   #3
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How do you post a pic on the forum?
Here's a link to a post that explains how to do it:
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/55...ctures-285800/

Hope that does it for you.

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Old 04-09-2010, 01:34 AM   #4
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Re: Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

what are the vpp rates for limit o8 games, both 6max and fr?

or where can i find this information?
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:26 AM   #5
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Re: Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...mit-o8-665734/

In post 18 DeNutza gives some numbers, and there are others here and there. Post 17 has some from me also for FL at lower stakes.

I don't think there's anything more comprehensive than what's jumbled about in places in this thread.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:00 AM   #6
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Re: Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

hmm thanks

looks like fr got ****ed on and sh went up. in fact i may be off but it looks like lo8 has < vpps than lhe.... which just seems wrong (like not inaccurate, but unfair)
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:56 PM   #7
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... i may be off but it looks like lo8 has < vpps than lhe.... which just seems wrong (like not inaccurate, but unfair)
I don't know if this is true or not, but would split pots and more money going in have anything to do with this? I don't even know if this reply even makes sense...
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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I don't know if this is true or not, but would split pots and more money going in have anything to do with this? I don't even know if this reply even makes sense...
I read Bulletproof Monk's reply "it looks like lo8 has < vpps than lhe...." to mean "it looks like fixed-limit Omaha-8 has fewer players voluntarily paying to see the flop than fixed-limit Texas hold 'em."

I don't know if that's true or not. Seems to me as though there's probably overlap. I don't know which is played more loosely, fixed-limit Omaha-8 or fixed-limit Texas hold 'em."

Moreover, I don't know if we're interpreting Bulletproof Monk's reply the same.

For what it's worth, I probably play more tightly when playing fixed-limit Texas hold 'em than when playing fixed-limit Omaha-8, but that's because I'm much more familiar with Omaha-8 than Texas hold 'em.

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Old 04-14-2010, 11:19 PM   #9
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Re: Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

I'm sure this is covered all over the place but the newbie thread is for newbies so I'll just go ahead and ask. How does one receive rakeback? I feel like a sucker not getting it, and don't even know if it's available on stars.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:27 AM   #10
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Re: Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

There is no such thing as direct rakeback on Stars. The FPPs and other VIP club benefits are the same thing under another name.

This is a good start: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...76&postcount=3
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:30 AM   #11
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I'm sure this is covered all over the place but the newbie thread is for newbies so I'll just go ahead and ask. How does one receive rakeback? I feel like a sucker not getting it, and don't even know if it's available on stars.
Thanks, ichbin. You know more about it than I do.

If I wanted to know more about rakeback, I'd to to the internet forum and specifically to this thread:
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/51...counts-181213/

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:39 PM   #12
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Re: Newb thread (thread for newcomer's questions) - includes links to popular wells

Thnx for these links. I have been a troll here very long. Thought I register and say thnx for all the info. Very informative wells.

Kind regards
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #13
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Thnx for these links. I have been a troll here very long. Thought I register and say thnx for all the info. Very informative wells.

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You're welcome and thank you for the kind words.

I agree the wells are excellent sources of information.

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Old 05-09-2010, 11:29 PM   #14
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Hi I'm new to O8 and hi lo games in general. i thought i won the lo here with A2578 because i hold the lowest card in the lo. vilain has 23478 but villain won the lo. what are the rules for showdown arnkings for lo's?

Board: 8s 7h Jd Qd 2d

my hand: Ac 5c 5h Th

villain hand:2h 3c 4s 7c
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:34 AM   #15
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Hi I'm new to O8 and hi lo games in general. i thought i won the lo here with A2578 because i hold the lowest card in the lo. vilain has 23478 but villain won the lo. what are the rules for showdown arnkings for lo's?

Board: 8s 7h Jd Qd 2d

my hand: Ac 5c 5h Th

villain hand:2h 3c 4s 7c
You have 87521
Villain has 87432

87521 > 87432, thus villain has lower hand.

Just read backwards and replace ace with 1.
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