Best Omaha book for an idiot

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During lockdown I’ve been making the move from NLHE to Limit. Now that I’ve conquered that (and by that I mean I’ve not lost any money :ROFL: :ROFLMAO: ) I’m wanting to learn about Omaha.

What’s the best book for a newbie? I’d prefer one that offers both High and 8.

I watched a game of 8 last night and it looked like bingo so I’m guessing that there’s a lot more to it.
 

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During lockdown I’ve been making the move from NLHE to Limit. Now that I’ve conquered that (and by that I mean I’ve not lost any money :ROFL: :ROFLMAO: ) I’m wanting to learn about Omaha.

What’s the best book for a newbie? I’d prefer one that offers both High and 8.

I watched a game of 8 last night and it looked like bingo so I’m guessing that there’s a lot more to it.
Mike Matusow was once the best PLO8 player in the world and by many accounts is still one of the best. Do with that information what you will.
 

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Jeff Hwang’s book is a great start

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I’m guessing there are many more titles available on the subject than when I bought this beauty.

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I bought it pretty soon after the Moneymaker explosion in 2003-04. There were definitely other poker books around at the time. I've never owned Super System but assume it has good Omaha content.

This Shane Smith pamphlet and Sklansky's Theory of Poker were the two print resources I leaned on the most.
 

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I bought it pretty soon after the Moneymaker explosion in 2003-04. There were definitely other poker books around at the time. I've never owned Super System but assume it has good Omaha content.

This Shane Smith pamphlet and Sklansky's Theory of Poker were the two print resources I leaned on the most.
It was 2004 when I first played. Was worried about getting fleeced so read my wee book the week before and walked away £300 up getting called all sorts of names :LOL: :laugh:
 

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I bought that as part of my limit crusade based on a recommendation someone on here gave me.

With Omaha I’m trying to gain a better understanding of High before moving on to 8.
I love that Super System 2 touches on Omaha, Stud and Draw games so it’s pretty useful if you’re getting into mixed games.

Omaha Poker by Bob Ciaffone is the only book I can think of that’s more focused on fixed limit. Then it touches on pot limit and hi lo too. It’s shorter so it’s quicker to read.
 

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I love that Super System 2 touches on Omaha, Stud and Draw games so it’s pretty useful if you’re getting into mixed games.

Omaha Poker by Bob Ciaffone is the only book I can think of that’s more focused on fixed limit. Then it touches on pot limit and hi lo too. It’s shorter so it’s quicker to read.
Just found Scoop on Amazon. $88 plus $25 shipping. I’ll go try my kindle :LOL: :laugh:
 

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Limit Omaha and Limit Omaha High Low hasn’t changed much over the years since poker became popular. Now PLO is the hot game but it’s super volatile. Limit poker in general and Omaha H/L is a grind but its something that if you stick to the basics can be consistently profitable. I prefer limit over NL because of that.
Expect to get outdrawn and learn to deal with the grind of folding, waiting for good starting hands then after putting in bets the whole way to lose on the river. But ppl go on tilt and throw money into pots and although it’s slow, it’s easy and relaxing.

As far as books I’d go all the way back to super system 1 & 2 for good limit and Omaha strategy. PLO has newer books but Limit hasn’t changed much.
 

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PLO is the best game! You'll enjoy it if you like action as many starting hands can be played because equities run so close together. Embrace the variance because there will be a lot lol.
 

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PLO is the best game! You'll enjoy it if you like action as many starting hands can be played because equities run so close together. Embrace the variance because there will be a lot lol.
I finally managed to convince my home game crew to try it (after 16 years of trying). We’ve played it online twice now and now they’re all wanting to switch to PLO from NLHE. One guy still calls it Oklahoma but we’re making progress.
Next thing is to try and get them on to PLO8...
 

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I finally managed to convince my home game crew to try it (after 16 years of trying). We’ve played it online twice now and now they’re all wanting to switch to PLO from NLHE. One guy still calls it Oklahoma but we’re making progress.
Next thing is to try and get them on to PLO8...
Just wait until you try 5-card PLO and BigO. :eek: :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
 

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Just wait until you try 5-card PLO and BigO. :eek: :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
I was gonna say this as well. I though plo and plo8 were fun, then came along 5 card hi and big o. I have actually been playing big o for many years, but 5 card hi..... oh baby.... keep ur hands inside the cart and keep ur belt fastened at all times. Awesome games.
 

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Their is brochure Transition from NLH to PLO and everything Jeff Hwang wrote
 

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Wee update

super system 2 I’ve started reading.

Jeff Gwanghwamun* (that’s what my predictive text came up with when I typed Hwang WTF?!?!) is now on my kindle.

Scoop has been located for £25 with free shipping so has been ordered and will be here before the end of the month.

The only book I can find by Mike Matusow is his autobiography and I didn’t fancy that.

* for anyone wanting to know what a Gwanghwamun is here you gohttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwanghwamun
 
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