Two Plus Two Newer Archives  

Go Back   Two Plus Two Newer Archives > Other Poker > Omaha/8

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-29-2007, 09:21 AM
ceegee ceegee is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 302
Default I know nothing about Omaha 8...

All I know is It's a game of scooping the pot and the nuts. Should I start at omaha hi and work my way to 8? My poker backround consists of NLHE, Stud HI, and Razz. Also what books or articles do you suggest for someone starting off playing O8 or Omaha Hi?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-29-2007, 09:34 AM
Olrik Olrik is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 90
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

the one about how to use the search function!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-29-2007, 09:37 AM
franknagaijr franknagaijr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wasting time on facebook
Posts: 618
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

That proposed sticky thread would come in handy for questions like this.

And ceegee, I hate to be the one to tell you, but you're clearly too lazy for O8 greatness, based on the vague generality of your question*...for me to poop on!

(*'I Keed, I keed' - Triumph the Insult Comic Dog)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2007, 09:41 AM
ceegee ceegee is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 302
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

The sticky did not help, which is why I posted this. It does not say anything about playing Omaha hi first or where to start if I haven't played either. It also does not suggest books because they don't want to promote certain company books.
Which again is why I posted this.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-29-2007, 09:49 AM
franknagaijr franknagaijr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wasting time on facebook
Posts: 618
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

I haven't had my coffee yet. Here's the unstickied sticky list.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...page=&vc=1

Also, Omaha high versus low is more about your emotional and mental state than about math or ROI. If you're more prone to tilt, or intensely dislike splitting the pot, then you won't like O8.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-29-2007, 12:40 PM
Buzz Buzz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: L.A.
Posts: 3,633
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

[ QUOTE ]
All I know is It's a game of scooping the pot and the nuts.

[/ QUOTE ]Hi ceegee - You're half right.

[ QUOTE ]
Should I start at omaha hi and work my way to 8?

[/ QUOTE ]Depends on what you want to play. The two games are very dissimilar.

[ QUOTE ]
My poker backround consists of NLHE, Stud HI, and Razz. Also what books or articles do you suggest for someone starting off playing O8 or Omaha Hi?

[/ QUOTE ]Decide what you want to play first (high or high/low).

There's a separate forum for books and publications. Go there and type "Omaha" in the search box. You'll get a listing of a collection of threads discussing the topic.

I generally advise Omaha-8 newbies to read the Omaha-8 chapter in Super System 2 and also read the Omaha-8 section in Ray Zee's classic Split Poker book. Both are excellent and address different aspects of Omaha-8.

I don't feel qualified to recommend a straight high Omaha book. (I own and have read and studied a whole bunch of Omaha-8 and also Omaha-high books, pretty much everything that's out there).

Buzz
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-29-2007, 12:59 PM
Buzz Buzz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: L.A.
Posts: 3,633
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

[ QUOTE ]
That proposed sticky thread would come in handy for questions like this.

[/ QUOTE ]Hi Frank - Yes. It will, and we will have an addition to the sticky. I promise. I have not forgotten.

It's just on temporary hold because we're switching over to a different software system in less than two weeks.

And hopefully Felicia will be coming back soon, and I certainly want her input. She's our moderator in chief. I'm mainly just holding down the fort for her while she's recuperating.

Buzz
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-29-2007, 01:10 PM
samwallistea samwallistea is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 323
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

www.playwinningpoker.com has some decent articles about omaha 8, this was what I first read when switching from NLHE, and Mike Cappelatti's book "How to play winning Omaha high low" was really helpful for me too. Best thing I reckon would be to read around to pick up a basic strategy for the game and play at a stake that you feel comfortable losing at (I played 1/2c and 2/4c on VCpoker) and you will begin to learn about the concepts of the game. The day I first got quartered on the 2cent games changed my whole PLO8 game.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-30-2007, 02:42 AM
Assani Fisher Assani Fisher is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: BRINGING THE HOLIDAY CHEER
Posts: 11,592
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...

<font color="green">Please no advertising of personal services for a fee on this forum. - Buzz</font>
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-30-2007, 12:36 PM
Tilt_Monkey Tilt_Monkey is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 26
Default Re: I know nothing about Omaha 8...


You forgot your count
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.