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HIGHLOW OMAHA 8ORBETTER PROBABILITTIESOdds Of Making A Low Taking The Hand To The River Holding Flop 4th St River A234 132 (13%) 95 (36%) 45 (55%) This tells us very little. Going allin with A234 offsuit against A234 doublesuited leaves you with no wins at all, just praying one of the two three flushes doesn’t come up. If the final board is A2345, then you’ll be quartered off by 236. For this reason, you need AA23 or a close approximation to charge allin before the flop. It is perfectly reasonable to raise once to clear out the fellowtravelers, but a monster is required to go to the table. Odds Of Making A Low If The Flop Shows Two To A Low e.g. You hold A234 and the flop is Q87 Holding Making It 4th St Making It 4th &/ or 5th St A 2 3 4 43 (43%) 12 (68%) If you hold just A2 with no high potential, then you may end up being quartered, especially if there is more than one opponent. Calling with onecard to come just to make a low is appalling. This table makes it look as if A23 is a better hand than A234. This is quite wrong. You are much more likely to make a straight or high with the fourcard hand than just three cards. OUTCOME OF TWO HANDS ALLIN PREFLOP With 8642 offsuit against KKQQ doublesuited, each hand will garner half the money in long run. The low draw scoop (wins both ways) 24%, wins the low 34%, and wins high 9%. If kingsqueens hand is unsuited, the other hand wins 53% of the money. LONDON LOWBALL, RAZZ, & 8ORBETTER STUD The statistics for the low end of it are identical for razz poker and eightorbetter stud, and can be compared with the London game. In London lowball, the best low is 6 4 3 2 A, as both straights and flushes count high. In razz and eightorbetter stud poker, a holding of 5 4 3 2 A is the monster. These latter two games are seldom played potlimit in America, but they are in England. The chance in any of these games of starting with three to an eightlow in the first three cards is sixteen percent, about one hand in seven. The probability of making an eightlow or better at each point during the deal when starting with three unpaired low cards is given in the following table. PROBABILITY London lowball Razz or 8orbetter PROBABILITY OF MAKING AN EIGHTLOW OR BETTER WITH CERTAIN HOLDINGS Razz or 8/ B or London Lowball Card 5 33% 25% 17% PROBABILITY OPPONENT’S HAND IS FLAWED AT LONDON LOWBALL We assume he started with at worst three to an 8 low. By flawed, we mean he has paired or has four cards to straight (openended or middlepin). If your opponent bets the pot with 56 here, you are not erring by raising allin. If he bets small, he has you over a barrel. He may be very strong or very weak. (X A) 5 6, where X is a 2, 3, or 4, constitutes a monster against your hand.

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