About Limit Omaha High-Low Poker
Limit Omaha High-Low poker is a game that uses four hole cards that should all, in some way, work together to form several possible hand combinations pre-flop. After the flop, you should see several ways of making potentially winning high and low hands, because Limit Omaha High-Low poker is a split pot game that pays players with the best low and best high hands on the board.
Your goal is to scoop the pot when you play Limit Omaha High-Low, which means that you need to have the only best low and the only best high, unless there is no low and you scoop the pot with the nut high.
Unlike when playing straight high games, with Limit Omaha High-Low you will always be presented with two options: to go high, playing hands just as you would when playing any Texas Hold'em game, or to go low, also known as Eight-or-Better. When you go low you'll want five distinct cards with no pairs and no card higher than an Eight, with the best low being A-2-3-4-5 off-suit.
As in any game of poker, the objective in Limit Omaha High-Low is to win most of the pots. You do this by using the four cards in your hand and the five community cards to make the best five-card high hand and five-card low hand and scoop the pot.
A common mistake many Limit Omaha High-Low players make is playing too many starting hands, which is a good way to deplete your bankroll. Four cards in your hand can appear tempting to see a flop with. However this is also a game of discipline, and if you plan on succeeding more often than losing, fight the temptation to see a flop with any four hole cards.