Books on Omaha Poker

To master the complexities of Omaha, many players turn to books written by poker experts. These resources explore the nuances of the game, providing valuable guidance on crucial aspects such as hand selection, position play, pot odds, and bluffing strategies. By exploring the insights and techniques presented in these popular books, players can develop a solid foundation in Omaha. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn the ropes or an advanced player looking to sharpen your edge, these books offer the wisdom and practical advice necessary to succeed in the exciting world of Omaha poker.

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    Winning Poker

    By: Dean Matthewson
    Subtitle: 200 Rules, Techniques, and Strategies

    Winning Poker is a beautifully crafted guide that covers all the essential poker games, including the popular Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Stud, and Five-Card Draw, as well as more unique variations like Baseball (and Night Baseball), High-Low, Roll Your Own, Guts, and High/Low Chicago. The book is packed with insider tips to help players elevate their game, such as reading opponents’ bluffs, identifying bluffers, analyzing the game, and deciphering poker slang, making it an indispensable resource for both novice and experienced players looking to dominate their Monday night poker games.


    The Science of Poker

    By: Dr. Mahmood N. Mahmood

    This revolutionary gambling book offers a comprehensive analysis of Limit and Pot-Limit Omaha, Texas Hold ’em, and Seven-Card Stud, as well as No-Limit Hold ’em. It provides a general discussion of the three primary skills of poker—”people, probabilities, and money”—and includes a detailed overview of starting-hand selection and simple methods for calculating probabilities relevant to these games. Additionally, the book features analyses of a hundred examples of the most common situations in “after the flop play” for Omaha and Hold ’em, and “beyond the fourth street” play for Seven-Card Stud.


    Superstar Poker Strategy

    By: Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan
    Subtitle: The World's Greatest Players Reveal Their Winning Secrets

    The world’s top poker players share their expert advice on mastering various poker styles such as tournaments, cash games, no-limit, limit and pot-limit hold’em, Omaha (high-low and PLO), 7-card stud (razz, high-low), and triple draw in the book Superstars of Poker. The book features strategies and secrets from poker legends like Doyle Brunson, known as the greatest poker player and the Godfather of Poker, and Phil Helmuth, who holds the record for the most WSOP championships. Other contributors include Daniel Negreanu, a 6-time bracelet winner and author, Lyle Berman, founder of the World Poker Tour, Bobby Baldwin, Johnny Chan, Mike Caro, Jennifer Harman, Todd Brunson, and Crandell Addington.


    The Little Black Book of Poker

    By: John Hartley, Kerren Barbas Steckler

    The Little Black Book of Poker is a compact guide to the popular card game of poker. It covers the essential rules, strategies, and tips for playing various types of poker games, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and more. The book is designed to help beginners learn the basics of the game and improve their skills, while also serving as a handy reference for more experienced players. The spiral-bound format makes it easy to use and carry around, making it a convenient resource for poker enthusiasts.

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    Scoop! Big O and PLO8

    By: Greg Vail and Doug Hull
    Subtitle: Winning High Low Concepts for the Hold'em Mind

    This is a poker strategy book that focuses on teaching winning concepts and strategies for two popular poker games: Big O and Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo (PLO8). The book is designed for players who are familiar with Texas Hold’em but want to expand their skills and knowledge to these high-low split games. It covers topics such as hand selection, reading opponents, pot odds, and bluffing, as well as specific strategies for playing Big O and PLO8. The goal of the book is to help Hold’em players transition to these games and improve their overall poker skills.


    Real Poker Night

    By: Henry Stephenson, Lou Krieger
    Subtitle: Taking Your Home Game To A New Level

    This  guide covers every aspect of poker, from setting up a serious home game to running a no-limit tournament. It provides casino-grade rules for resolving any situation and offers advice on maintaining a friendly atmosphere in games. The book also explains the mathematical basis of poker strategy and how to use tactics and read tells in a home game setting. It offers introductions to popular poker variants like Texas Hold ‘Em, Seven-Card Stud, and Omaha. The book, which includes a foreword by Poker for Dummies author Lou Krieger, is the first to bring the intensity of serious poker to casual players. It’s worth noting that poker is played by 60-80 million Americans and watched by over 5 million people on shows like the World Series of Poker on ESPN, the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel, and Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo.

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    Practical Poker Math

    By: Pat Dittmar
    Subtitle: Basic Odds & Probabilities for Hold'em & Omaha
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    The Poker Player’s Bible

    By: Lou Krieger
    Subtitle: How To Play Winning Poker

    This guide to card-playing, by poker expert Lou Krieger, encompasses nearly every facet of poker. It begins with an introductory chapter that lays out the rules of poker, followed by a detailed ranking and explanation of poker hands, from a Royal Flush down to One Pair. The book then progresses to explore the mechanics of the game, shedding light on strategic concepts and illustrating how a deep understanding of strategies distinguishes casual players from their more serious counterparts. Subsequent chapters offer guidance on how to differentiate between winning and losing hands, calculate odds, execute bluffs, recognize an opponent’s bluff, and decide when to raise. Krieger focuses on the five most popular poker variants: Texas Hold ’em, Omaha, Omaha/8, Seven-card stud, and Seven-card/8. The concluding chapters provide resources for further exploration of poker, including recommendations for online play websites and a glossary of betting terminology. The book is enriched with over 300 color illustrations that present common poker scenarios.

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    The Winner’s Guide to Omaha Poker

    By: Ken Warren

    Warren guides both new and intermediate Omaha players on how to secure wins from their initial game. This book covers a wide array of topics including the fundamentals of Omaha, such as the rules, betting, and blind structure, alongside reasons to choose Omaha over Texas Hold’em. It also includes a glossary, strategies for interpreting the board, and insights into basic strategies. Readers will gain knowledge on Omaha high, Omaha hi-low split 8/better, strategies for playing draws and made hands, evaluating starting hands, counting outs, and calculating pot odds. Additionally, the book explores the distinctive aspects of split-pot games, identifies the best and worst Omaha hands, and provides detailed advice on how to play before the flop, on the flop, and on the turn and river, among many other topics.


    What I Know About Poker

    By: Alex Scott
    Subtitle: Lessons in Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Other Poker Games

    Poker isn’t a fast track to wealth. It requires effort and dedication. In “What I Know About Poker”, strategy writer Alex Scott offers a mix of classic and new insights to elevate your game. This comprehensive guide is essential for any poker player.

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    Pot-Limit Omaha Poker

    By: Jeff Hwang
    Subtitle: The Big Play Strategy

    This book is a gateway to the world of the most lucrative cash game in poker. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a curious hobbyist, this guide equips you with a winning strategy tailored for the action-packed tables of Pot-Limit Omaha. From the bustling poker rooms of Europe to the fervent tables of North America, Omaha is reshaping the landscape of the game with bigger pots and more excitement. With clear, concise instruction and practical insights, you’ll navigate the intricacies of Omaha’s gameplay, unlocking its subtle distinctions and transforming yourself into a formidable player capable of dominating both live and online play. Isn’t it time you stepped up to the challenge and claimed your share of the excitement and riches Pot-Limit Omaha has to offer?

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    Play Poker Like the Pros

    By: Phil Hellmuth
    Subtitle: The greatest poker player in the world today reveals his million-dollar-winning strategies to the most popular tournament, home and online games

    Play Poker Like the Pros is a comprehensive guide on how to play and win at modern poker games such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz. Even if you’re a novice who has never handled a deck of cards, Hellmuth’s book will guide you through the rules and setup of each game, followed by basic and advanced strategies. He instructs on when to play certain hands, bluff, raise, or fold, and offers techniques for reading opponents and maintaining composure under stress. The book also includes special sections on conquering online poker games and a behind-the-scenes look at tournament play. Hellmuth’s strategies are designed to help you triumph over any type of player, from the unpredictable Jackal and the overzealous Elephant, to the conservative Mouse and the skilled Lion.


    Championship Omaha

    By: T.J. Cloutier
    Subtitle: Omaha High-Low, Omaha High and Pot-Limit Omaha

    This book offers over 15 comprehensive practice hands, focusing particularly on tournament play and updated tournament formats. It features over 25 new card illustrations and provides clear strategies and expert advice on the optimal starting hands, maneuvering through the flop, turn, and river, identifying risky draws, and strategies for both low-limit and high-stakes games. It also covers how to adjust strategies against different types of opponents and the nuances of rebuy versus freeze-out tournaments. Additionally, readers will understand the risks of slowplaying strong hands, the pitfalls of playing danglers, and the unique scenarios in Pot-limit Omaha where folding the nuts on the flop is the right move. This edition also introduces advanced strategies for exploiting Omaha high-low in multi-game tournaments, drawing from Cloutier’s experience at the World Series of Poker’s $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament.


    How To Win The Championship

    By: T.J. Cloutier
    Subtitle: Hold'em Strategies for The Final Table

    For those passionate about winning at tournament hold’em and Omaha, this book is an essential purchase. By the world’s most successful tournament player, it offers detailed strategies for reaching and conquering the final table, where significant prizes await. The guide shares insights on accumulating chips and leveraging them for the best shot at clinching the title, trophy, and cash rewards. Drawing on the tactics that have propelled T.J. Cloutier to more championship tables than any other poker player, the book covers crucial topics across thirty-five chapters. These include managing stack sizes, understanding antes and blinds, navigating table positions, recognizing opponents’ styles, and much more, providing a comprehensive toolkit for serious players aiming for the top.

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    Advanced Pot-limit Omaha

    By: Jeff Hwang
    Subtitle: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play

    Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play by Jeff Hwang is a poker strategy book that focuses on the popular game of Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO). The book delves into advanced concepts and strategies for playing PLO, specifically in small ball and short-handed situations. Small ball refers to a style of play that involves making smaller bets and raises to control the pot size, while short-handed play refers to playing at tables with fewer players, typically six or fewer.

    The book covers various topics, including hand selection, position, reading opponents, and betting strategies. It also provides numerous examples and hand analyses to help readers understand the concepts and apply them in real-life situations. The book is aimed at experienced PLO players who want to improve their game and gain an edge over their opponents.

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    Mastering Pot-Limit Omaha

    By: Herbert Okolowitz, Wladimir Taschner
    Subtitle: The Modern Aggressive Approach

    Mastering PLO stands out as a unique and impressive book that introduces a fresh approach to the game, unlike most PLO books that suggest an outdated, highly conservative game-plan that’s ineffective in today’s games. This book provides detailed explanations on pre-flop hand selection and dynamics, including wide 3- and 4-bet ranges analysis and optimal bet-sizing theory. It also teaches how to leverage equity shifts on turn and river, and the art of bluffing. It helps you comprehend the game better, fostering a comprehensive view of the play by linking preflop decisions to later actions. And there’s more… A well-defined game-plan and the right mindset can significantly boost your win-rate and give you an advantage over your opponents. Mastering PLO is the key to gaining that advantage!

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    Secrets of Professional Pot-Limit Omaha

    By: Rolf Slotboom
    Subtitle: How to win big, both live and online

    Pot-Limit Omaha is quickly gaining traction in the poker world, thanks to the ongoing poker boom. Despite its growing popularity, players have found it challenging to find comprehensive advice on mastering this intricate game. “Secrets of Pot-Limit Omaha” emerges as a pioneering guide, diving into the strategies of medium and high-stakes PLO with unprecedented clarity. This book unveils critical strategies previously unpublished. It covers a wide array of topics essential for PLO success, including a novel short-stack strategy, adjustments for playing with a larger stack, optimal bet sizing, strategic seating, the use of blockers, executing the bare ace bluff, and leveraging opponents’ weaknesses. Additionally, it provides valuable theoretical and practical insights through practice hands and hand match-up analyses. This book is indispensable for anyone aiming to excel in Pot-Limit Omaha.

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    Mastering Omaha/8 Poker

    By: Mark Tenner

    Omaha eight or better high-low split, also known as Omaha/8, is a poker variant that is rapidly gaining popularity, second only to Texas hold’em. Despite sharing many similarities with Texas hold’em, Omaha/8 also has notable differences that can lead to significant profits for skilled players. However, while there are numerous books on Texas hold’em, literature on Omaha/8 is scarce. This book, an updated version of the highly successful “Winning Omaha/8,” fills this gap. It includes new chapters on topics never before covered in poker literature and updates previous content to reflect the game’s recent advancements. “Mastering Omaha8,” a comprehensive guide and tutorial, is an invaluable resource for poker players looking to enhance their Omaha/8 skills.


    Mastering Hold’em and Omaha Poker

    By: Mike Caro, Mike Capelletti

    This influential book on winning money at hold’em and Omaha, the two most popular poker games today, is a collaboration between the leading authority on Omaha and the top poker theorist. It features over 100 sections that reveal professional secrets and winning strategies. The book is packed with examples, odds charts, key observations, and detailed play options, making it one of the most significant poker books ever published.

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    Fundamentals Of Poker

    By: Mason Malmuth, Lynne Loomis

    An authoritative manual presenting top-notch tactics for excelling in the foremost casino poker games like seven-card stud and Texas hold ’em, complemented by expert advice on conquering Omaha, Omaha eight-or-better, seven-card stud eight-or-better, razz, and lowball. This description might pertain to a different version of the same publication.

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    The Winner’s Guide to Casino Poker

    By: Edwin Silberstang

    The author of “The Winner’s Guide to Casino Gambling” presents a comprehensive study of poker, suitable for both home and casino players. Silverstang uses real game anecdotes to illustrate playing strategies, emphasizing that poker is not solely a game of luck. By mastering the right skills and understanding the psychology of the game, readers of this “poker’s bible” can gain the competitive advantage needed to outplay their rivals.

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    Win at Poker

    By: Jeff Rubens

    Poker, a game deeply rooted in percentages, promises every player their fair share of good cards over time. Yet, within this realm, some consistently triumph while others falter. In this captivating read, card authority Jeff Rubens unveils the secrets behind this phenomenon.

    “Win at Poker” assumes no prior poker knowledge. It lays the groundwork with essentials such as hand rankings and betting mechanics, progressing seamlessly towards more advanced strategies. From mastering draw and stud poker to exploring their variations and strategic nuances like seven-card stud, high-low, spit in the ocean, anaconda, and more, this book equips you with the arsenal to tackle any poker scenario.

    More than a mere tutorial, “Win at Poker” delves deep into the art of winning. Whether you’re a novice seeking fundamental clarity or an adept player aiming to enhance your success rate, this guide offers invaluable insights and actionable advice to elevate your game.

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    The Complete Book Of Casino Poker

    By: Gary Carson

    The Complete Book of Casino Poker reveals key concepts like position, aggression, draws and tells that are essential for games like Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo. Gary Carson’s “selective aggression” technique can transform your poker game, making you a smarter and more dynamic player. You’ll learn how to choose the right game, leverage position for power and information, tailor aggression to each variant, and avoid costly mistakes like slow-playing strong hands. This strategy forces opponents to make tough decisions, increasing their chances of mistakes that you can profit from. With over 50 million American poker players and 1 million weekly World Poker Tour viewers, mastering these strategies is crucial for success.

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    Poker – The Ultimate Book

    By: Francois Montmirel

    Poker: The Ultimate Book by Francois Montmirel is a comprehensive guide to the popular card game of poker. The book covers various aspects of the game, including its history, rules, strategies, and techniques. It provides in-depth information on different poker variants, such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and more. The author also shares tips and advice on how to improve one’s poker skills, read opponents, manage one’s bankroll, and succeed in both live and online poker games. The book is designed for players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players, and aims to help readers become better, more confident poker players.

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