Just looking for a few ideas, TIA
The best starting hands in Omaha Hi-Lo are **A-A-2-3 double-suited followed by A-A-2-4 double-suited. These are very strong because they can be played for both high and low, which gives them great scoop potential. Of course being suited or (even better) double-suited adds value to every hand.
These hands are considered the top hands in Omaha Hi Lo:
- A-A-2-3 Double-suited
- A-A-2-4 Double-suited
- A-A-2-3 Suited
- A-A-2-5 Double-suited
- A-A-2-4 Suited
- A-A-3-4 Double-suited
- A-A-2-3 Non-suited
- A-A-2-2 Double-suited
- A-A-3-5 Double-suited
- A-A-2-6 Double-suited
Below is a summary of hands that are playable starting hands in Omaha Hi Lo
A-2-x-x (suited Ace)
2-3-4-5 (This hand is dependent on the Ace hitting the flop. If the flop doesn’t show an Ace you should fold)
2-3-4-x (Another hand that depends on the Ace. If no Ace hits the flop, fold the hand on first bet).
All I know is that I would like more Omaha Hi/Lo games to choose from. That is by far my favorite poker game.
7 Card Stud Hi/Lo Is my favorite.
Thanks all, this really helps!!
Good luck in your games!!!
I like A,2,K,?
Ace suited (is preferred) and when the (?) is not a 7, 8, or a 9 except I would have to think about calling an all-in. But, the key is when you get these hands before the flop is to Raise preflop. Otherwise, I just call to minor preflop raises and fold to large preflop raises.
Btw, being dealt a SET preflop is usually a fold unless in the BB.
If I had to choose my favourite Hi/Lo starting hand it would be AKspadesA2hearts, thus giving good chances of nut flush, straight, best possible low, possible FH with the aces, and If you are very lucky, 4 aces!.
My favorite would be
I avoid any hi-lo game like the plague. I don’t like any game rewarding a bad hand.
That’s like you saying “ I bluffed and won the pot with a crappy hand with nothing but I’m happy I won”. A win is a win, no ?
I love Hi/Lo but,I hate to have to split a pot with anyone!
I think Omaha Hi/Lo is actually one of the best strategy poker games around. But, after making such a statement, one has to realize I’ve always considered myself an Omaha Hi/Lo (especially PL) savant when playing the game.
A-2-3 suited in this game or rolled up (starting with a set). it is my best n favorite game but VERY hard to find online for cash and casino’s now:(.
Regarding 7 card stud hi-lo only: Take away all the listed best hand openers for a moment. What would anyone consider opening without the ‘best hands’ or fold each time? For example 2,3 and a Jack. This would assume you weren’t subject to a ‘bring in’.
fold fold fold fold fold
I like starting with A-2-3 suited or rolled up ( a set )
You like being dealt a Set in Hi/Lo??
Okay, thanks for the replies I get folding but to me a ‘set’ would mean 3 of a kind which again to me should be included with the ‘standard’ openers like hi-lo runs, high pairs, sets, etc. I don’t know whether or not to play something trashy but could possibly turn into a high, a low or a scoop. So, I guess I’ll keep folding.