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OhMyGah, Omaha!

Not playing on a regular basis is brutal. Adding to the pain...my friends are always calling me about games they have planned. Trust me, I love that they keep me in mind, and I hope they continue to call - for the skies will not always be gray - and I will eventually be back on the scene. But oh man how it pours salt on the wound when you wanna play and you know you can't.

Case in point...tonight one of my buddies is having a tournament. He actually has a tournament every Tuesday, but tonight he's having the rarely seen (for our area) Omaha Hi tournament. With it being a change from the norm, that's just the thing I would love to play. Alas, I will stay strong and steer clear of the table until my time comes. The buy-ins are just enough to be considered cheap, but more than I'm willing to pay right now. Typically our Hold'em games are $30 buyin, $30 rebuys up until round 4, and $15 Add-ons at the end of round 4. This is good for a tight strong player as they can make some serious cash for cheap, but tough because the shitty, loose players can re-buy and continue to come after you. We sometimes play with higher buy-ins and no rebuys/add-ons, but it just depends on what everybody is looking for. Once a month we have what we consider the big tournament. It's $30+$10 (food and drinks) / $30 rebuys / $15 addons with usally 20+ players. These games are a ton of fun and I love to play them, but we have not had any in a couple of months due to the holidays. That works out for me as I hate to miss these tourneys and hopefully I'll have some cash by the time we have our next one in late January or early February.

A little Omaha story for you. When I first started playing poker on Party, I was into the No Limit Hold'em SNG's. I didn't know much about any of the other games, and wasn't prepared to learn them, being content with my evolving Hold'em game. I had just started reading Brunson's book, so I knew eventually I would learn the other games, but that would be later. One night I clicked on a SNG and was shocked to see 4 hole cards hit my hand. I stared at the screen stunned and unaware of what was going on. Had Party lost their minds or were they having software issues? Uuuhh, no, it was my dumbass who was having the problem...I had unknowingly clicked on an Omaha 8 Hi/Lo table. There's $10 down the drain. Those damn tables change so fast that you have to be careful to make sure you get what you pay for. Scrambling for an idea of what to do, I decided to click the "Away: Post Blind & Fold" option and rushed around the house searching for my Brunson book. After a few stressful moments I found the book and started reading the chapter on Omaha. After about 5 minutes of studying the pages - all the while occasionally watching the game - I decided it was time to click the "I'm back" button and make an attempt to play. Dear readers, your hero (that's me) came in 1st place for that SNG. Enthused about what had just happend, and on a serious adrnenaline rush, I decided to give it another try. Wouldn't you know it...I came in 2nd on the 2nd try. Flying high and figuring the 3rd time I'd surely continue the trend and come in 3rd place, I decided I had better try it again. To hell with 3rd...I came in 1st place again! Over the next month I had more success in Omaha than in Hold'em online and continue to enjoy the game, though I don't play it as much. I like playing it more online because you don't have to worry about human error in splitting the pot and not realizing the best hand. Plus pot limit is harder to deal with live.

Poker is a strange, strange game. I want to learn as many variances of poker as possible, but I'm going to try to stick with the standard games offered in casinos...thanks for reading...now get back to work.



posted by TripJax @ 8:11 PM,

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