Omaha - Odds

Here are some important probabilities in Omaha that is important for you as a player. Knowledge about probabilities will help you to more correct evaluate situations in poker. For example, you will know when you should call and when you shouldn't, and, vice versa, know when to fold and when you have the odds in your favor.

Table 1. Playing situations
Drawing hands probabilities Odds Percent
Double wraparound straight draw (e.g. hand: 9-8-5-4, flop: 7-6-x) 0.48-1 68%
Wraparound straight draw (e.g. hand: 8-5-4-x, flop: 7-6-x) 0.67-1 60%
Straight flush draw 0.84-1 54%
Hitting a full house with three pairs 3-1 24%
Hitting a full house with two pairs 5.1-1 16.5%

Starting hands

There are many starting hands (16432 if not all suit combinations are conted) in Omaha, which makes it difficult to get an overview. The table below will hopefully increase that overview a bit.

Table 2. Starting hand versus average hand
Situation Percent
A-A-K-K double suited to win against average hand 73%
A-A-K-K rainbow to win against average hand 68%
A-A-7-7 double suited to win against average hand 72%
A-A-7-7 rainbow to win against average hand 67%
A-A-J-T double suited to win against average hand 76%
A-A-J-T rainbow to win against average hand 71%
J-T-9-8 double suited to win against average hand 56%
J-T-9-8 rainbow to win against average hand 49%
No decimals are used. (Source: Pokerprobability.net odds calculator)

Comments

The best Omaha hands are less bigger favorites against an average hand compared to Texas Hold'em.

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