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Which Game Has the Lowest Luck Factor?

Posted by pmpoker on November 20, 2007

Over at 2+2, Ray Zee opines:

least amount of luck may mean least likely to lose during a session. that may not be the same as the games with most amount of skill.

least likely to lose at a session if truely an expert at all the games equally.

five card stud
draw poker
no limit holdem
stud hi-low split
omaha hi low( low on this list because less hands are dealt)
seven stud
limit holdem

this relates to live action as that was the question

Some posters really disagreed with O8 being placed as having less luck involved than stud hi, razz, and limit hold em. A part of me wants to say that they just play wrong and are overaggressive with certain hands, such as lows with no backup.

Another part of me says that Ray Zee’s definition of luck favors game in which straightforward nitty play is rewarded, where your goal is to minimize losses rather than maximize expectation.


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Who is the best Omaha 8 player in the world?

Posted by pmpoker on October 4, 2007

This 2+2 thread poses that question, then quickly devolves into discussing the best players at online pot-limit omaha/8, one of my least favorite games ever.

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Pot Limit vs Limit Omaha/8

Posted by pmpoker on March 21, 2007

Over at Nickelanddimes, Drizztdj has problems with limit omaha/8. My problem is reversed. I can’t make sense of PLO8, but have no problem understanding LO8. I have the same problem in (bah) hold em, where I have a better understanding of limit.

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The Well – What is 7×6

Posted by pmpoker on February 14, 2007

Over at 2+2, several players are participating in “The Well”, a thread where the player answers questions from other posters. Over in the O8 forum, What is 7×6 is currently in The Well fielding questions. If you are interested in short-handed O8, you should read what he has to say.

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Mason Malmuth on Point Count Systems for Omaha/8

Posted by pmpoker on December 28, 2006

From the 2+2 forums:

[I]n my book POKER ESSAYS, VOLUME II one of the essays is called “A Note on Starting Omamha Hands.” In it I conclude that these point counts have essentially no value for Omaha eight or better.

I haven’t read Malmuth’s Poker Essays books, mainly because I only buy books when browsing in brick and mortar bookstores in an attempt to rein in my book spending. I did once get a chance to leaf through one of them and did like what I saw.

In Omaha eight or better, I find that my starting hand requirements are based mainly on position and the quality of my opponents. Some hands are worth an isolation three-bet if the table respects my three-bets, but not worth playing in what shapes up to be a multi-way raised pot. There are hands worth limping in with on the button which I would toss UTG.

Point count systems may have a modest value in keeping a newbie from playing too many hands while learning the game, but are otherwise fairly worthless.

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Mark Tenner on Internet Radio

Posted by pmpoker on September 6, 2006

Omaha/8 specialist Mark Tenner will be appearing on Lou Krieger‘s internet radio show Thursday at 9pm EST.

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FTOPS Event #3 – Omaha Hi/Lo

Posted by pmpoker on August 17, 2006

The Poker Ghost writes up the latest installment of Full Tilt Poker’s new high buy-in poker series.

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Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition Either

Posted by pmpoker on August 14, 2006

Online player The Riparian plays 1K/2K limit omaha/8 and flops quads. Ram Vaswani turns over a completely unexpected hand.

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The 2+2 Forums: LO8 dying?

Posted by pmpoker on August 5, 2006

Popeye asks if limit omaha/8 is dying.

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Omaha/8 WSOP Trip Report

Posted by pmpoker on July 11, 2006

The 2+2er DPCondit writes about playing the 2K Omaha/8 tournament at the 2006 World Series of Poker . He squeaks into the money barely.

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