kermit wrote:I DISAGREE THE BEST CHANCE IS HAVING E.G 3h Kh 2d Qd THERE U HAVE 2 HIGH CARDS 2 LOW CARDS SUITED I OFTEN FIND THOUGH HAVING A PAIR IN YOUR HAND MEANS TROUBLE YOU HIT TRIPS MORE OFTEN ON HOLD EM
I'm no expert, I'm pretty new to the game but here's how I see it.
The thing with AxAz double suited is that you have two possible nut flushes. And in Omaha very often there's a flush so when you have the flush, you better have the best one (ace high).
Sure, a Kx suited also gives you possibilites to get a good flush, but you'll worry that someone holds the ace if it's not on the board, and also, the ace gives you outs for both high and low, while the King only plays high.
The only potential problem I see with pairs is that you have one less rank in your hand so you get smaller possibilites for a straight (or one less possible set, but a set in Omaha using only one hole card is scary if you don't have another pair giving you a full house). But a pocket pair does give you possibilities for a Full house, and if your pair is aces that must mean if you do get a full house, it's a good one.
My experience is that with four hole cards, people get flushes and full house much more often than in Hold'em, and the risk of losing with a flush or a full house is pretty big if you're playing a bad flush or a bad full house, because someone else is likely to have a better one.
PLUS A A A A SEEMS LIKE A GOOD HAND APART FROM HAVING 4 OTHERS OF THE SAME VALUE ITS ACTUAL THE WORST!!!!
If you try to play Holdem when you play Omaha AAAA might look good but if you adjust to the rules of the game you realize it's not that good and you won't overrate a hand like that.