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Old 08-08-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Omaha Hi limit starting hand guide?

I have been sitting in an Limit Omaha Hi Game spread at the casino. It's a very loose game and I was wondering if anyone has any starting hand/strategy guides. All of the information online seems to be Omaha Hi-Lo or for PLO.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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Re: Omaha Hi limit starting hand guide?

This is a pretty good start.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:32 PM   #3
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Re: Omaha Hi limit starting hand guide?

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Yup.

Generally speaking, your PLO starting hands make a lot of sense for Limit Hi only as well. However, there's a ton of trap hands out there. Some examples:

8764 - Double suited connected hand. Looks great, but really, this hand performs best in a HU situation. Against random AA, this hand is a 55/45 dog, so HU it's a great implied odds hand. But multiway, you run into the issue of being dominated. Example, you see a flop 7 ways limped and the board is T96. So you flopped the nuts w/ a heart redraw. Looks great.

But say you're against QJ, Ace high flush draw and a set. Well, you're actually an underdog to win the pot; you'd have approx 19% equity versus these three hands and be pretty much unable to put $ in the pot on a card that isn't an A, 5, 4, or 3 non-heart.

Jnandez breaks down hand playability into high-cardedness, suitedness, and connectedness. In PLO, this is absolutely true, but in FLO, high cards are king. So really, you're hunting for high card + one of the other two components. So that may mean you still wanna throw away your AKT7r from EP, but you'll definitely wanna be in there with that hand suited to the ace, or AKQ9r, or something.

Another thing to consider is that the value of big draws shoot up in value in this game. Having the NFD + Broadway gutter 7 ways is a money print, and you're more than happy to try and get people to call bets and even raises. You really don't want to be the sucker w/ the 87 straight on JT9, you want to be the one w/ the AKQ straight + redraw. In PLO, the sucker end is dangerous because it's hard to get paid off by worse, and you can be in spots where you don't get to show it down. In FLO, it's dangerous because you're so likely to get strung along when dead.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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Re: Omaha Hi limit starting hand guide?

There is a forum for Omaha here, this was posted in the wrong place.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:55 PM   #5
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Re: Omaha Hi limit starting hand guide?

how would anybody play that game?
small pots (bb wise), less bluffs, less fold equity.
And it looks like a even sicker raketrap.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:53 AM   #6
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how would anybody play that game?
small pots (bb wise), less bluffs, less fold equity.
And it looks like a even sicker raketrap.
Pots are massive in this game. The game I was playing, it is sometimes capped 7 ways preflop, capped 5 ways on the flop. There are many pots that are +1200 and I have seen a few +1600 pots.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:27 PM   #7
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Re: Omaha Hi limit starting hand guide?

In limit big cards go up in value and rundown hands go down in value
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