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.
|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%|
There are many starting hands in Omaha (16432 if not all suit combinations are conted), which makes it difficult to get an overview. The table below will hopefully increase that overview a bit.
|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%|
The best Omaha hands are less bigger favorites against an average hand compared to Texas Hold'em.
In Texas hold'em, is common knowledge that A-A is very big favorite against all other hands. In Omaha, A-A as a part of a hand is far from that strong. In general, a A-A-x-x versus a Omaha random hand is 70-30 in average.
Hands versus draws
A typical feature of Omaha Hi is a set against a drawing hand. The made hand will not be a very big favorite (sometimes even an underdog), so the recommended strategy is to play fast and bet/raise the pot in these situations.
|Top set against flush draw||70%-30%|
|Middle set against flush draw||70%-30%|
|Top set against flush draw + two pairs||68%-32%|
|Set against wraparound straight draw||52%-48%|
|Set against double wraparound straight draw||53%-47%|
Factors that can affect the odds are for example blocking cards.
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