5 Card Omaha is an exciting variation of Omaha. Each player is dealt five private cards ("pocket cards") that belong exclusively to that player. The board is dealt five community cards face up. In 5 Card Omaha games, each player makes the best five-card poker hand by using exactly three community cards in combination with exactly two of his pocket cards. No more, no less. See Omaha hand ranking page Omaha poker hands .
In Pot Limit 5 Card Omaha, games are reported by the size of the blinds (for example, in $ 1/2 Pot Limit 5 Card Omaha, the small blind is $ 1 and the big blind is $ 2). If you want to play tournament poker , PokerStars also offers 5 Card Omaha tournaments.
Each player receives five pocket cards and the bet moves clockwise around the table, starting with the player following the big blind ("under the gun" / "UTG").
Once the player has viewed his pocket card, he has the opportunity to stay in the game by paying or raising the big blind. The action starts with the big blind clockwise following the player called the "live" bet in this round. This player can bet, call or raise. For example, if the big blind is two dollars, the fee is two dollars and the raise is at least four dollars. After that, the action continues clockwise around the table.
Wagering continues with each round of betting until all active players (who have not folded) have placed an equal amount in the pot.
When the first betting round is completed, the board is dealt a "flop" face up. The flop is the first three cards common to all active players. The game starts with the active player following the dealer clockwise. Follow the second round of betting.
When the flop betting round is completed, the table is dealt face-up. The Turn is 5 Card Omaha's fourth community card. The game begins with the active player following the dealer clockwise. Follow the second round of betting.
When the turn betting round is completed, the river is dealt face up. River is the fifth and last community card in 5 Card Omaha Poker. The bet begins with the dealer active clockwise from the dealer. Follow the last betting round.
If there is more than one player in the hand after the last betting round, the last player to bet or raise will show his / her card. If no one bets in the last round of betting, the player following the dealer clockwise will show his card first. The player with the best five card hand wins the pot. Remember: In 5 Card Omaha, players must use exactly two of their five pocket cards combined with exactly three board cards. If several players have the same hand and the best hand at the same time, the pot is split equally between these players.
When the pot is handed over to the winners, the new 5 Card Omaha poker hand is ready to begin. The dealer button moves clockwise to the next player.
The 5 Card Omaha rules are the same for Pot Limit and No Limit poker games with a few exceptions:
The minimum bet in Pot Limit 5 Card Omaha is the big blind, but players can bet up to a pot.
Minimum raise: The raise must be at least equal to the previous bet or raise in the same round. For example, if the first player to bet is $ 5, the next player must raise at least $ 5 (total bet $ 10).
Maximum Raise: The size of the pot, defined as the sum of the active pot plus any bets on the table plus the active player's payout before the raise.
Example: If the pot size is $ 100 and there is no previous action in the betting round, the player can bet up to $ 100. After this bet, the action moves clockwise to the next player. The player can bet, pay $ 100 or raise any amount between the minimum raise ($ 100 more) and the maximum raise. The maximum raise in this case is $ 400 - the raiser first pays $ 100 to raise the pot to $ 300 and raises $ 300 more to bet $ 400.
Pot Limit 5 Card Omaha has no limit on the number of raises.
The minimum bet on the No Limit 5 Card Omaha is the big blind, but players can bet on any amount, even all their chips.
Minimum raise: In No Limit 5 Card Omaha, the raise must be at least equal to the previous bet or raise in the same round. For example, if the first player to bet is $ 5, the next player must raise at least $ 5 (total bet $ 10).
Max raise: Your total number of chips (all your chips on the table).
No Limit 5 Card Omaha has no limits on the number of raises.
It is not possible to place bets below the minimum or maximum amount in the PokerStars software. You can only bet on the allowed amounts in the Betting dialog.
In addition to Omaha Poker, PokerStars also offers the popular 5 Card Omaha Hi / Lo variant. In this version of Omaha, the pot is split between the highest and lowest poker hands , so the nature of the game is different.