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Faq: Scare cards|Counterfeited|Quartered|Steamers

Scare Cards

1. When a player who has been calling immediately starts betting or raising on the river, what does that mean?
It means either he had the nuts or he just made the best hand.

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2. In such situation, what should you do?
You should go out, no matter how large pot is. This could be true if the last card have made the nuts for either high or low.

3. Give an example?
You hold KKQQ. The board on fourth street is K954 and the last card is the 8. If a player who has been calling all the way now bets and the pot is then raised by another player who is not going to be low, you could easily be against the nut flush and the nut low as well.

4. Assume that the card comes out is a scare card but not one that makes all the hands?
You do not have to check in this situation and give up all the bets on the end.

5. Give an example?
If the last card given in the above example was the 8 instead of 8, throwing your hand automatically is incorrect, even though someone has made a straight with a seven-six.

6. How will you play in this situation?
Many times you can go ahead and bet. If you get raised or the action becomes strong against you, then you can give it up.

Getting Counterfeited

1. Do you get counterfeited often in Omaha eight-or-better?

2. Give an example?
You start with AA45 and the flop comes A23. You have three aces and a wheel which is the nut low. If there is more jamming on both the flop and fourth street and a four or five hits on the river, you will get quartered by someone holding a six-high straight.

Getting Quartered

1. In Omaha eight-or-better, you do not get many opportunities to make big plays, when you have the chance to knock out someone who is drawing to the same hand that you are, will you try to do so?

2. What if you cannot knock this player out?
You should discard your hand.

3. Give an example?
If you have an ace-deuce and there is more of early multi-way pots action, someone else also has an ace-deuce. Accordingly, you should fold your hand.

4. What is the exception to folding?
The exception is when you have other winning draws working in the hand.

5. Is it difficult to drive someone out who has an ace-deuce draw by raising into him?

6. But what if someone raises into you?
You possibly should go out.

7. What will conventional players do?
They will call the raise cold and then find themselves quartered.

Playing against Steamers

1. In Omaha eight-or-better, what effect do tough beats have on some players?
The beats turn some players into steamers.

2. How will the steamers play?
They will steam early in the hand.

3. What about late in the hand?
They will generally not raise or put a lot of action in the pot because they know that it is very easy to look at a cinch hand.

4. When someone is steaming, do you want to isolate them?
Not really.

5. Why not?
This is because in Omaha eight-or-better, a weak hand gets hurt by having against many players against it.

6. What will an isolating rival do?
It will make his hand nearer in value to your hand.

7. When is this especially true?
This is true when you hold a hand that can stand multi-way action.

8. What if you have a high hand?
If you have a high hand, you would be better off trying to isolate the steamer.

9. Will there be any problem in this situation?
Yes. In loose games, other players usually will call behind you.

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