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Concept No. 19: There are some bluffing chances. Suppose the flop.

and there is a bet. You can raise sometimes even though you do not have anything. In a short-handed pot, your rival might have bet an ace-ten thinking that you hold low cards. If you have a hand like

a raise is not so difficult. Remember that your hand has many ways to win the pot or a split. Also such kind of play works best in short-handed pots. However, with many players in the pot, it is better to not to try such a bluff.

Concept No. 20: Do not push an ace-deuce. Suppose you have an ace-deuce on fourth poker street and nothing else but you have low hand made. The action goes bet, call, call and now it is your turn. You should generally call in such case because a re-raise by the original bettor can knock out the other callers.

Consequently, whether to raise also depends on your judgment of the original bettor. For instance, if he is a tight player who always goes for low, he is likely to have an ace-deuce. If you have an average pair to go along with your low, his re-raise could knock-out everyone else, and you may win the high. Always keep in mind to consider the play of the hand. Other difficulty would be that the last card can be an ace or a deuce to forge you.

Concept No. 21: It is sometimes wrong to raise on the end even when you have the nuts. Suppose you are last to perform in a four-player pot ad the board is

If you a wheel and nothing else, you are possibly against one or maybe two other wheels, as well as a flush. You may want to check if it checked to you. And if there is more action before it gets to you, based on the pot odds, you may want to flod.

Concept No. 22: You should raise on the end with an ace-deuce in a four-handed pot but not in a three-handed pot. You lose money by raising in a three-handed pot if some other player also has an ace-deuce. In a four-handed pot, you should break even. The exceptions of no raise in a three-handed pot are if you play well and are certain that you are not against another ace-deuce, or if you are against a player with actually having a live.


Always remember there is a lot of playing in Omahas eight-or-better than just drawing to the nuts. Obviously, if many people are calling all the way - which is mostly the case at the smaller limits then just playing for cinches is only you need to do to win a small amount. However, if you generally have a good understanding about the omaha poker game and the current situation in particular, you should try to do even much better.

At the time of play, you will see that some players will raise or re-raise when they think they have a good hand. Of course, these people do not have a good understanding about the game, although they will believe that they are playing very well. It is easy to fool people in Omaha eight-or-better. To conclude, if you have a good memory as to what everything has discussed so far, you should be able to play the games in most other public poker cerd rooms.

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