NL Omaha HiLo: What's low?


#1

Hand 411434737
I have a question:
On This hand I had Low 8,7,6,2,A and lost against the winner’s low 8,7,4,3,2.
So far I thought cards has to be as low as possible and A is the lowest, right? Please bring some light into this.


#2

Hi @Karlos001
I believe you need to read the hand from left to right to compare (highest to lowest).
You had 8-7-6-2-A and your opponent had 8-7-4-3-2.
Reading from left to right, you both had the same 2 cards, 8-7, but at the 3rd card you had a 6 and your opponent had a 4 which is lower. That’s why yours wasn’t the lowest.
I hope this helps.


#3

Yes, after that 3rd number (6 vs 4) the other 2 following are insignificant.


#4

thx I have often wondered that myself thought I just saw it incorrectly


#5
  1. A-2-3-4-5
  2. A-2-3-4-6
  3. A-2-3-5-6
  4. A-2-4-5-6
  5. A-3-4-5-6
  6. 2-3-4-5-6
  7. A-2-3-4-7
  8. A-2-3-5-7
  9. A-2-4-5-7
  10. A-3-4-5-7
  11. 2-3-4-5-7
  12. A-2-3-6-7
  13. A-2-4-6-7
  14. A-3-4-6-7
  15. 2-3-4-6-7
  16. A-2-5-6-7
  17. A-3-5-6-7
  18. 2-3-5-6-7
  19. A-4-5-6-7
  20. 2-4-5-6-7
  21. 3-4-5-6-7
  22. A-2-3-4-8
  23. A-2-3-5-8
  24. A-2-4-5-8
  25. A-3-4-5-8
  26. 2-3-4-5-8
  27. A-2-3-6-8
  28. A-2-4-6-8
  29. A-3-4-6-8
  30. 2-3-4-6-8
  31. A-2-5-6-8
  32. A-3-5-6-8
  33. 2-3-5-6-8
  34. A-4-5-6-8
  35. 2-4-5-6-8
  36. 3-4-5-6-8
  37. A-2-3-7-8
  38. A-2-4-7-8
  39. A-3-4-7-8
  40. 2-3-4-7-8
  41. A-2-5-7-8
  42. A-3-5-7-8
  43. 2-3-5-7-8
  44. A-4-5-7-8
  45. 2-4-5-7-8
  46. 3-4-5-7-8
  47. A-2-6-7-8
  48. A-3-6-7-8
  49. 2-3-6-7-8
  50. A-4-6-7-8
  51. 2-4-6-7-8
  52. 3-4-6-7-8
  53. A-5-6-7-8
  54. 2-5-6-7-8
  55. 3-5-6-7-8
  56. 4-5-6-7-8

#6

Look at the low as a number with the Ace being number 1 - the lowest number wins.

So 87,432 is lower than 87,621 - simple.


#7

Hi or LO Omaha, Don’t like Omaha, don’t play it.
…………BLUEDIME


#8

Thanks, your answer was a big help.


#9

Tks very much you all. confusing, but makes some sense to me. just wonder how i did win the lows so far :wink:


#10

why not ? hold-em player ? most people that dont like hi/lo dont understand the game, I didnt when I first started playing it and almost stopped, glad I didnt because its all I play now. If you think about it its hold-em (hi) with the added OPPORTUNITY to win lo, I`ve been beaten many times with a full house only to be saved by winning the “Lo”, just a thought blue, gl at the tables


#11

Hello 1530, Thank you for the response. I never thought that I would a response. OMAHA, I have played several hands, but the game never captured my interest. “SIT’ IN GO” is the game I play the most. I’ve got slammed a few times before liked the game. By your response, I think that I will give OMAHA more rounds, and may get on the tables with you. Thank for the response. Guys like you keeps poker great. ………….BLUEDIME.


#12

Hi, dont go to the forums lately, so this is a reply to your post of Aug. 19th, if you ever want to get on a sng 2 player table to pick up any hints I might be able to give you in regards to Omaha hi/lo feel free to do so, its a little hard at first but once you learn " LO", it`s the same as hold-em, Obviously you can win twice or at least “split” the pot in hi/lo and you of course have only one winner in hold-em unless players have the exact same cards . let me know, 1530


#13
Hello 1530,

Since our last contact, I have been training in OMAHA hi / lo. And I have found that Omaha is a real game I have won a few hands, and played in some MTT free rolls. I play as often as I can to gain the experience. But still the game, to me have a lot of bad beats. Maybe will catch you in a free roll or one of the Omaha games………Thanks

………….BLUEDIME