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How do you play Omaha?


If you've played some Texas hold ‘em and you're looking to switch it up, you might want to try Omaha high (it can also be played as a high-low split game). The rules of Omaha are very similar to Texas hold ‘em. The only differences are that you are dealt four cards instead of two.

When playing Omaha poker you have to use exactly two cards from your hand and three from the board – no more and no less. A lot of players have lost huge pots in Omaha holding a ten in their hand with AKQJ on the board – in order to have a straight you need a ten and an A, K, Q, or J. You'll learn that there are an awful lot of similarities, and trying to figure out a new game will make you a better poker player.



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