With four cards it is possible to create 270, 725 unique combination. This fact, combined with the possibilities of winning with both a low and a high hand, makes a top list of starting hands in loose Omaha high-low different from other poker games. Since there are so many more kinds of playable hands in loose Omaha high-low than in Hold'em, a list limited to the top 100 starting hands leaves out too many playable four-card combination.
However, the list compiled for this article should provide you with a good idea of what type of starting hands are strong in loose Omaha high-low.
Omaha High Low Premium Starting Hands
It is essential that you consider how all of the hands above vary in strength, depending on the x-card/s and whether or not the hand is non-suited, suited or double-suited. All x-cards containing a 6-9 usually weaken the hand. However, in general, all of these combinations are strong hands in loose Omaha high-low. For example, an A-2-K-K double-suited is significantly stronger than an A-2-Q-8 non-suited, even though both hands belong in the A-2-x-x category. Furthermore, an A-A-K-K double-suited is quite a bit stronger than an A-A-Q-7 non-suited, etc.
The Omaha High Low Top Ten List
1. A-A-2-3 Double-suited
2. A-A-2-4 Double-suited
3. A-A-2-3 Suited
4. A-A-2-5 Double-suited
5. A-A-2-4 Suited
6. A-A-3-4 Double-suited
7. A-A-2-3 Non-suited
8. A-A-2-2 Double-suited
9. A-A-3-5 Double-suited
10. A-A-2-6 Double-suited