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Madison wrote:Hopefully this does happen and online poker is legalized, even if online casinos don't wind up legalized (if the two sides compromise that's the likely result). Poker never should have been part of a "gambling" ban anyway.
ThatDude wrote:There was one catch.....you had to be dealt in to the hand.
Madison wrote:But on the topic of Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo is by far my weakest of the games. Just too hard to fold darn near anything preflop , so about the only time I venture into the Omaha world is when I play a HORSE tournament. Funny story though, the second or third time I sat down at an Omaha table, a few hands in I got dealt 4 queens. For those that don't know, in Omaha you can only use 2 of your cards and you must use 3 off the board (Hold 'Em is a completely different game). I was happy at first, but then realized there was no way I could improve. For all intents and purposes, I had a pair of queens. Couldn't fill a flush, couldn't hit a straight, couldn't hit a set (I had all the queens), couldn't make a boat (unless 3 of the same card hit the board - extreme longshot - and even then I could be up against a bigger boat or quads), couldn't really do anything. So I folded preflop and just sat there stunned wondering why in all my years of playing Stud I've only had 4 of a kind in the first 4 cards on one occasion.
ThatDude wrote:I've been working almost exclusively on my Omaha Hi/Lo game in recent months (I still like to screw around in HORSE or 2-to-7 freerolls). I found myself getting pretty much bored with Texas, limit and no limit, so I emptied my account of all but $100 and started playing micro-limit Omaha. I started off much the same way you are talking about, holding any 4 cards and looking for dream flops.
After I lost $15 on a $.10/25 cent table I decided a serious revision of my strategy was required. Now looking at my handy little excel sheet of my online poker playing, I'm up almost $30 since I started playing only Omaha for real money, which I'd say ain't bad. Although, that number is still a little skewed from winning a $25+ pot at a $.25/.50 table where the J-10-9 of diamonds were all on the board. I had the KQ, some poor guy had the 87. It's certainly awesome when that happens, but it throws off your averages rather quickly, over the short term anyway. I mean, take that exceedingly, immensely, overwhelmingly, insanely lucky break out of the mix...and I'm pretty much dead even over that same time frame.
Shame we weren't at an actual casino with a bad beat jackpot. That would have been tasty.
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