The best (‘nut’) low hand in Omaha 8 is the wheel: A-2-3-4-5. If you hold the wheel along with a six high straight then you are in Omaha 8 heaven. Potentially you can make a lot of money by taking three quarters of the pot against another player holding the wheel only. Multi way draws… Read More »
In the previous two posts, we looked at super strong starting hands, such as AA23, A23 and double suited Aces. We also looked at marginal low hands, including an Ace and a wheel card, and four little cards. This time we turn our attention to high cards. High cards start with the obvious disadvantage that… Read More »
This is a NLH hand I played on the $.5/$1 Stars 8-Game tables. I thought it was worthy of comment for the hand-reading analysis where it becomes obvious that there is an overwhelming likelihood that the opponent is bluffing due to his actions and bet-sizing. It is actually quite easy to narrow his range of… Read More »
In the previous post, we looked at some of the premium starting hands, including A2, A23 and double suited aces. We also looked at bare aces, which can actually be a very difficult hand to play, and are easily overrated. In this post we’ll look at some marginal starting hands, such as a bare 2-3,… Read More »
There’s an old saying “Never let the odds stop you from doing in your heart what you know you should do.” Up to a point, I like this saying. Poker is all about heart: Players with courage and conviction, plus the ability to read their opponents, are often the most successful. But as a maths… Read More »
This hand shows the importance of re-draws and holding two way hands. Needless to say, I enjoyed playing it.
Here are some hands I played recently on pokerstars. The table was aggressive, and raises and re-raises were common. Here is how I tackled the challenge presented by my aggressive foes.