A Omaha Poker Quiz

Here is the follow-up to the Hold’em quiz.

The Omaha related questions are either from Bob Ciaffone’s Omaha Poker or Jeff Hwang’s Pot-Limit Omaha Poker.  Just as in the Hold’em quiz, don’t be mislead about the contents of these books based on the questions here.  The books contain a wealth of knowledge, and these questions just barely “scratch the surface” of the information contained in them, and were partially chosen because they could be stated rather simply.  The books contain complex problems and extensive explanations that the understanding of which will serve to make one a better player.

The questions vary from easy to difficult, and again, are in no particular order; except that the Omaha High questions are grouped together and listed first, followed by the Omaha High/Low questions.

Here are the Omaha High questions:

  1. From a “profit” standpoint, which is more valuable: a hand that hits one-fourth of the flops and wins half of those or a hand that hits half of the flops and wins a quarter of those?
  2. What two cards are an opponent likely holding if he/she reraises an earlier raise?
  3. Which player has the winning hand:
    Player A:  K J T ♠ 9 ♠ 
    Player B:  Q ♣ J ♣ 8 ♠ 8    
    Board:      Q Q 7 6 6 ♣  
  4. Compared to Hold’em, position is more or less important in Omaha?
  5. More players normally stay for the flop in Omaha than in Hold’em, true or false?
  6. When it was originally introduced, Omaha was played no-limit.  However, players quickly realized that pot-limit was the superior form.  Why?
  7. Over _____ of the time that you make a straight it will not be the nuts:
    A. half   B. a fourth   C. a third   D. two-thirds
  8.  What American author once said, “Learning how to play two pair properly is about as expensive as a college education – and is worth about as much”?
  9. A normal bet at pot-limit Omaha is half the size of the pot, true or false?
  10. With the following starting hands, should you Call, Fold, or Raise?  Assume you are first to act before the flop in a nine-handed pot-limit game:
    (1) K ♣ Q ♣ 6 ♠ 5 ♠
    (2) A K Q 9 ♣
    (3) J  T 9 ♣ 7 ♣
  11. Your hand: J 7 7 2 ♣    The flop: Q ♠ 7 ♣ 3
    You are in the big blind.  Five other players see the flop.  You bet, and a little old lady on your left raises.  All the other players fold.  Should you give her credit for a set of queens and fold your set?
  12. What is a crab?  (Hint: you will need to know this to completely understand the answer to the previous question)
  13. What is a freeroll, as it pertains to Omaha?
  14. In pot-limit Omaha, if there is $25 in the pot before the flop, and the first player bets $25, how much can the next player raise?
    A. $50  B. $75  C. $100  D. $25
  15. True or False, eight-card straight draws are trash?
  16. In contrast to Hold’em, there is more or less unadulterated bluffing in Omaha?
  17. What is a wraparound straight draw?
  18. In order to flop a wraparound straight draw, your hand must have a _________ in it.
  19. True or False, you should pretty much never draw to a non-nut flush when it is not your primary draw?
  20. One of the two best starting hands in PLO is A-A-K-K double-suited.  What is the other one?
    A. A-K-Q-J double suited
    B. A-A-A-A 
    C. A-K-Q-Q double suited 
    D. A-A-J-T double suited
  21. As a general rule, any hand consisting of four cards ____ and higher is playable and is a premium drawing hand – especially when suited.
  22. All top-gap (e.g. 9-7-6-5) hands are _________, unless they contain an Ace.
    A. premium  B. marginal  C. trash
  23. Which rates as the better hand?
    A. A-K-Q-7 or
    B. A-K-Q-5
  24. When holding two pair you will flop a set [corrected typo on 10/24; had "straight" should have been "set"] what percent of the time?
    A. 10  B. 32.3  C. 21.4  D. 18.5
  25. When playing out of position, your first priority is to keep the pot multi-way pre-flop.  True or False?
  26. You are on the button with A 8 7 6 .  There is a raise and reraise to you.  Do you reraise, call, or fold?
  27. What is a blocker?

Here are the Omaha High/Low (aka Split) questions:

  1. If there is an odd chip left when the pot is split between the high and the low hand, who gets it?
  2. Few hands are playable without this card, what is it?
  3. If you have A-2 and a couple of high cards, two low cards have come on the flop, with two cards to come, what are your chances of:
    (1) making any low?
          A. 25%  B. 48%  C. 59%  D. 33%
    (2) of making the nut low?
          A. 15%  B. 38%  C. 49%  D. 23%
  4. Your hand is T 9 8 ♣ 7 ♣, regardless of position, you should: raise (or reraise), call, or fold?
  5. What does quartering mean?
  6. Is there any time when you have flopped the nut straight, and there is not a three-flush on the board, that you should fold to any bet?
  7. What is the most important principle in Omaha High-Low?
  8. Your hand is A K ♠ Q 2 , the flop is 8 ♣ 7 4 . The pot is three-handed, there was a small pre-flop raise, and a bet and a raise after the flop.  What should you do?
  9. What are the only two starting hands with trips that you should even remotely consider playing?
  10. What is the best starting hand in Omaha Hi/Lo?
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