The following applies to Omaha only, not Omaha High / Low. In Omaha High / Low you want hands that will win both the high and the low such as AK23 double suited or something similar. Think A2345 and TJQKA put together.
The problem with writing an Omaha strategy guide is that there are so many extra hands to cover. In Texas Hold Em there are 169 total hands excluding suit. If you jump into the same basic idea with Omaha we have over 300 hands with just AA combined with every other hand so going hand by hand is basically impossible. So this will be a broad generalization of what you should and should not be playing in Omaha based on suits and connnectors.
You Should Play
Hands that are double suited (because this will give you a much better chance of hitting a flush)
Hands that contain 2 suited cards (due to the nature of Omaha if you don’t hold suited cards you will never be able to catch a flush)
Hands that contain at least 2 connected cards (once again due to the nature of Omaha you need at least 2 cards to make a straight, not just 1 like in Texas)
Pocket pairs that contain either suited cards or connected cards (your pocket pairs without any draws associated will be dead in the water)
Let’s go over some examples of hands that sound good to Hold Em Players but will most likely cost you money in the long run in Omaha.
KK62 or something similar
This hand looks good to the Hold Em player because its a pocket pair but even with a flop like 7 10 K you could wind up behind in the hand against someone holding a hand that would give them a straight and a flush.
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