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Omaha Hi Lo

One of around 20 different card games you can play online, Omaha Hi Lo is a split pot version of Omaha Hi. At showdown the pot is divided between the best high hand and worst low.

Omaha Hi Lo is played with a Fixed Limit or No Limit structure more commonly than Omaha Hi is, although Pot Limit games are also common (named 'PLO8').

Omaha Hi Lo Rules - Preflop

Preflop each player is dealt four hole cards. The Small Blind and Big Blind make forced bets and action starts left of the Big Blind.

How to Play Omaha Hi Lo - Preflop

In this hand UTG limps, Hero raises 2♦ A♠ 9♣ Q♠ and a player new to the table has posted out of position. 4 players call.

Flop

On the flop three community cards are dealt. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Omaha Hi Lo - On the Flop

On a 3♦ 5♥ 2♥ flop action checks around.

Turn

On the turn one more community card is dealt.

How to Play Omaha Hi Lo - On the Turn

Hero bets the Q♣ turn making two pairs with a low draw. 3 players call.

River

On the river one final community card is dealt.

How to Play Omaha Hi Lo - On the River

Action checks around on the J♣ river. Hero holds a relatively weak hand for Omaha Hi Lo.

Showdown

After all betting rounds the last aggressor turns his hand face up if called. Any player with the winning hand must also reveal their cards in order to claim the pot. In this case there was no aggressor on the river so players have the option to flip up their cards or muck, beginning with the player left of the Big Blind.

How to Play Omaha Hi Lo - Showdown

All players turn their cards up, MP shows a higher two pairs with 2♣ 5♦ Q♥ K♥ and wins $0.36 after rake, the full pot as no player holds a qualifying low hand to claim half.

How to Play Omaha Hold'em - Hand Example

See the hand above played out on PokerStars.

 Play Omaha Hi Lo online free at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.