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Post  Balloo on Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:38 am

Has anyone read Hwangs omaha book? Is it worth the read?
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Post  Squirmy on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:12 am

Not read much Omaha but I'd like to. I play Omaha live occasionally and dabble online but don't want to play it too much, as I know my knowledge is far from what it should be to be playing it regularly.

Being able to play it online and live to a better standard would be great though, so any suggestions on where to start, from a semi-novice viewpoint would be appreciated. Everyone seems to recommend that Slotbottom book, should I just start here? Anything else I should be reading?
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Post  brit_abroad on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:31 am

I have been reading everything I can on Omaha over the last 6 months, as I see my future there in time. I have pretty much every decent published book on it.

I have read Hwangs book.

Its totally NOT aimed at 6 max, more at full ring.

Its not going to give any fabulous earth shattering insight into the game or make you an expert.

However what it does have is the most clearly explained basic approach to winning at the game that any book out there does. The starting hand section gives the most clarity as to what hands to play of any book I have read. All books say "pick hands that work together", but the Hwang book goes a long way to describing why.

It also has a good section on PLO8.

One 25/50 Omaha online pro that i sometimes play NLH against at the casino told me that he really hopes that not too many people read the book.

I recomment it.

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Post  brit_abroad on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:31 am

Squirmy wrote:Not read much Omaha but I'd like to. I play Omaha live occasionally and dabble online but don't want to play it too much, as I know my knowledge is far from what it should be to be playing it regularly.

Being able to play it online and live to a better standard would be great though, so any suggestions on where to start, from a semi-novice viewpoint would be appreciated. Everyone seems to recommend that Slotbottom book, should I just start here? Anything else I should be reading?

Slotboom is great for short stacking full ring games and for understanding some more advanced concepts. Hwang is a better book for getting to grips with the game in the first place.

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Re: Omaha Books

Post  Squirmy on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:39 am

brit_abroad wrote:
Slotboom is great for short stacking full ring games and for understanding some more advanced concepts. Hwang is a better book for getting to grips with the game in the first place.

Cheers, B_A. So that's this one then?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/026-9377557-1920433?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hwang+omaha+book

will buy immediatley Very Happy
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Post  Balloo on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:39 am

Yeah thats the one mate. Just ordered it too.
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Re: Omaha Books

Post  brit_abroad on Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:03 am

Volume 2 is coming out late this year - focussing on advanced and 6 max play. There is a thread on 2+2 where the author posts a lot.

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