Texas or Omaha???
Which one would you rather play or which one is more frustrating… Texas Hold’em or Omaha Hi/Lo Split. Texas Hold’em you only have two cards and the combination of those cards plus any on the board creates a five-card hand – highest hand wins. Omaha Hi/Lo you have 4 cards and a combination of 2 of the 4 plus three on board creates a five-card hand – highest hand wins.
Texas Hold’em Pro and Cons
The combination of 1 or 2 of your hole cards can create a strong hand. The ability to limit what people have in their hand is easier. No split pot, unless its a tie. Played by more players with lower and higher stakes.
However, the best starting hand, Pocket Aces can lose to any small 2-pair. A 2 card straight can lose to a person’s one card straight. A 2 card flush can lose to a players higher 1 card flush. Higher multitude of quality starting hands.
Omaha Hi/Lo Split Pros and Cons
2 cards must play eliminating any 1 card straight or flush winning. Can win half the pot with a high only or with a low only. A lot more action due to the higher amounts of draws and possible cards to improve a players hand.
However, frustrating, when a players has a wrap low draw and high and the board pairs killing all possibilities. Frustrating when A-2-3 and the board flops A-2-3. Frustrating Omaha 9… If there is a possible best high and/or best low a payer usually has it.
To top it all it seems like Omaha Hi/Lo Split is a more frustrating game to play but personally its the funnest. Try your pick at both and tell me which one you like better or hate worse…