Omaha High Low
Omaha is often played high-low split. The player may use any combination of two holecards and three boardcards for the high hand and another (or the same) combination of two holecards and three boardcards for the low hand. The rules governing kill pots are listed in "POKER GAMES VARIATIONS -> Kill Pots".
RULES OF OMAHA High-Low
- All the rules of Omaha apply to Omaha high-low split except as below:
- A qualifier of 8-or-better for low is used. This means to win the low half of the pot, a player's hand at the showdown must have five cards of different ranks that are an eight or lower in rank. (An ace is the highest card and also the lowest card.) If there is no qualifying hand for low, the best high hand wins the whole pot.
- Straights and flushes do not impair the low value of a hand.