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Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:50 am

I've randomly been playing online poker lately (I have to do something when I chain smoke) and I know jack shit about poker.

However, I came across this tutorial that seems to say a Straight beats a Full House.

Is that ever true? Or is this simply an error?

I was under the impression that ANY Full House beats ANY Straight.

What's going on here?

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Re: Poker Question...

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:54 am

5 Karma points to whoever clears this up for me! :bow:
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Re: Poker Question...

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:56 am

Don't you have to work?
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Re: Poker Question...

Post by kiwiincambodia » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:00 am

It is because you are playing Omaha. You can only use 2 cards from your hand. You need to use all 4 cards to make your full house which you can't do in Omaha.

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Re: Poker Question...

Post by Sohi » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:02 am

That's weird full house is definitely higher then straight, is that four a heart? In which case you have a straight flush which is better then a full house...
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Re: Poker Question...

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:03 am

Depends on the game you're playing, but in general:

Royal flush
Straight flush
Four of a kind
Full house
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Straight
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Re: Poker Question...

Post by kiwiincambodia » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:05 am

While correct you can not use all 4 cards in your hand for Omaha as stated above. So with 2 cards his best hand is a straight not a full house.
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Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:10 am

kiwiincambodia wrote:It is because you are playing Omaha. You can only use 2 cards from your hand. You need to use all 4 cards to make your full house which you can't do in Omaha.

5 karma for me.
Ah, I see it now.

So a Full House wasn't even an option in the example.

Got it.

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Re: Poker Question...

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:12 am

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:Don't you have to work?
I plead the 5th.
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Re: Poker Question...

Post by UKJ » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Better to learn no limit hold em, as you can play more cash games, tournaments and sit n go's, live or online. I have ebooks and coaching vids if you need any guidance.
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