Omaha High-low is a bit more complicated form of Omaha. High-low means it’s a split pot game, so there are two winning hands in many pots, High hand and low hand. So what is a low hand? It’s constructed by combining 5 lowest card from board and your own cards, with Ace being the lowest card. The highest card that can make a low hand is an eight. Some starting hands like AKQJ are incapable of constructing low-hand since there are no two low cards from A-8. Also, sometimes the board runs with high cards in a way that there is no low pot. In these situation, the pot is not split and the high hand scoops the pot.
Board Ac 7h 3c Qc Kh
Interesting board with 3 low cards ( A, 7, 3) and 3 clubs. The best high hand to this board is flush with Kc and the best low hand is 42 forming the nut-low (A, 2, 3, 4, 7). Decent starting hand like Ad Kc 4c 2d would scoop this pot by best high and low hand.
Board 3h 6c 5d Jh Td
Board with a low and a straight possibility. The best high hand is 74 and the nut low is A2. The ultimate nuts would be A274. Also hand like A24x makes second nuts to high hand and is very strong hand.
Board Ac Qd 5d 5h 9c
Board with a pair and just 2 low cards (A, 5). This means there is no low pot. The nuts to scoop the pot would be 55xx with 4 of a kind. Aces also form a nut full-house here being very strong hand.
Good strategy to Omaha high-low is to play hands that can scoop the pot, meaning forming nuts to the board. In general middle runways which are okay in PLO like T987 are very bad in in high-low (aka. PLO8). Hands that contain A2 are strong, and a hand like AKQ2ds is very strong since it has potential to good high hands and also good low hands with A2. It is also worth noting that a good high runway like KQJT is also playable since when the board hits to this hand, usually there is no low pot and the hand will scoop the pot.
Omaha with six cards is starting to be a little crazy. It’s the same normal omaha, but dealt with six starting cards. It is a game where someone is going to hit the nuts almost every hand and it can be a bit hard even to realize what is your current hand since there are so many cards. Also just plain nuts are many times not that good of a hand. You should also have re-draws and outs to make a better hand. Superior hands in PLO like nut-straight with nut flush draw or nut straight with top set are not that rare hands while playing with 6 cards. Omaha 6 is not as popular as 5-card omaha. You can find it from some sites though if you want to give it a shot…