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Introduction : Other Skills

There are two additional areas that play a major role in winning at Omaha eight-or-better (as well as at all forms of poker).

They are reading hands and psychology.

Reading hands is both an art and a science.

The same is true for correct applications of psychology at the poker table.

In both instances, you must know your opponents.

More specifically, the better you understand how your opponents think and thus how they play, the better you will be able to choose the correct strategies to use against them.

When you are not in a pot, it is still very important to pay attention to what is going on.

By doing so, you will begin to understand how different opponents play their hands in different situations and what tactics they are most likely to try.

Also, you can get a feel for how they think. You will notice what they handle easily and what confuse them, and you will get an idea of what strategies work best against them.

Keep in mind that the concepts discussed in this section cannot be mastered quickly.

Like many other skills at the Omaha eight-or-better table, reading hands and applying psychology take a while to learn.

But once mastered, they will become significant factors in your winning play.

And for those of you who make it to the very big games (and perhaps compete against the world champions), you must become an expert in these two areas to have any chance of success.

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