The ten golden rules of Omaha 8 – Rule 10

By | March 6, 2014


10: The Three P’s  (You can’t win big without them)

Our final golden rule. One that applies to many forms of poker. The Three P’s:

  • Position: The mark of a good player includes losing less with bad hands. A key way to do this is to reduce the number of marginal hands which you play out of position. As your position improves, you should open up your range.
  • Pot odds: Ensure that you know how many outs you have, and that you adjust according to whether you are drawing to half or the whole pot. Don’t draw without the correct implied odds. Ensure to discount for non nut outs. For example, an open ended straight draw with two to a flush on board likely only gives you a maximum of six nut outs, not eight.
  • Patience: Controlling your emotions is as important in Omaha 8 Limit as in any poker game. Don’t fall victim to tilt!

This is an extract from Omaha 8 or Better: Winning at Hi Low Poker by Andy Mack

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Andy 'IggyPop77' Mack

About Andy 'IggyPop77' Mack

Andy's first love was chess. Three times a competitor in the British Championships, he has played regularly at international level, achieving the rank of FIDE Master. On a fateful day in 2007 Andy visited Las Vegas for the first time. Since that point, his attention has switched from chess to poker. Initially focusing on Hold'em, Andy has branched out, and has been working hard over the past couple of years to perfect his Omaha 8 game. He also plays all the other variants of the 8 Game. Away from poker, Andy's hero is rock star Iggy Pop. Andy claims to love Iggy's wild man image, although even his best friends would find it hard to compare Andy's solid poker style with that of the Godfather of Punk.