Omaha Hold' Em Poker is somewhat different from the popular
Texas Hold 'Em style that is played on television and in many tournaments. If
played correctly, you can reap the benefits of Omaha Hold 'Em style.
Omaha Hold'Em Concept
Omaha Hold'Em is a 9-card game. Five cards will be placed face up on the table.
Players must use three of the community cards and two of their own hole cards
to come up with the best possible 5-card poker hand.
How the Omaha Game is Played
Omaha Hold' Em Poker is quite different from Texas Hold' Em strategy that is
played on many popular poker shows and in poker tournaments. With Omaha Hold'
Em, the dealer shuffles a 52-card deck. Before the cards are dealt, an agreed
upon amount of money is put into the pot. This is called "posting the blinds."
The player to the left of the dealer, known as the "small blind," places a bet,
then the player to his left and the player two seats to the left, known as the
"big blind," bet 2x that of the first bet.
FLOP,Fourth Street and River
After the first round of bets the dealer discards the top card of the deck.
This dealer move is the FLOP. The dealer faces the next three cards up on the
table. Another round of betting happens, with the player to the left of the
dealer betting first and so on.
The dealer burns a fourth card, and then the final card or the "river" card is
placed face up on the table. Now, any player can pull 3 community cards and two
of their own for a possible 5-card hand. The player with the best hand wins.
One of the best ways to ensure a win in Omaha Hold' Em is to have the "nut"
hand. A nut hand is hand that can only be beaten by straight flushes or hidden
A strong starting hand in Omaha Hold' Em consists of 4 premium cards and 2
strong hold' em cards.