Poker Beginners Guide: Mobsters' Masterclass : Common Beginners' Omaha Problems (1)

In this section you are provided with a series of multiple-choice questions about Omaha. Your task is to identify the correct answer in each case.

What is your best hand with the following hole cards and board cards?

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Answer C is correct. Here you can take the Nine and Eight from your hole cards to make a 9-8-7-6-5 straight. That is the highest straight you can make. It is also not possible to make a flush because you must use two of your hole cards.

What is the nut hand here?

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Answer B is correct. Anyone holding both the Five and Four of hearts can make a Six-high straight flush: 6-5-4-3-2. Since the board is paired, anyone with two Aces in the hole could make four of a kind, but four Aces are not sufficient to beat a straight flush.