Omaha Indicator is the first poker calculator that auto reads tables for Omaha hi and Omaha eight. This is actually quite exciting news because Omaha is rather a more difficult game to learn then. Texas hold them and the odds and I'll situations especially in high low version isn't always so plain and clear but using a tool like this especially if you're learning the game is going to be a big boost to your profitability and expanding your skill into another poker game altogether.
So let's go over a few of the features of Omaha indicator, but first of all kudos to the Indicator team in designing this product and making it run as smooth as butter, just like their other products holdem indicator and tournament indicator, you're going to find like I have over the last week and a half been trying this before its launch is that it's easy to use goes from table to table seamlessly. Whether that be high or high low games doesn't matter.
Omaha Indicator is classified as an empirical poker calculator that means that not only do you get the odds and drawing information, but this tool profiles your opponents for you. There are many poker calculators out there that still do not profile their opponents and if you're thinking of buying one of those. Really you're just wasting your money. Look for poker calculator that has profiling as well.
So as you can see from the image here, the interface is quite similar to the indicator product line and it works well. It doesn't take up a lot of space on your screen, even though now for Omaha high and low you may be drawing to two hands that are represented visually. In fact you can see that right here, where there is now an additional layer for outs, and an additional scale for the low win, Graphically, they did pull it off in a clean way which doesn't make the software crowded or confusing to the eye when you need to glance at it quickly.
Omaha indicator has the same valuable profiling indicators that we've become used to utilizing the VIP pre-flop raise aggression factor, went to showdown percentage, and whet to showdown winning percentage, it also shows your balance, whether that be in a tournament or ring game and after as few as 10 hands, and of course a profile icon that is affixed to you AND your ALL of your opponents. Your opponent's profile data can be stored locally for up to 2 years.
This drawing grid switches to a drawing chart, which is handy when you're in the hand and your drawing for high or high low hands depending on which game you play and what hole cards are holding. It also shows your potential opponent hands, and all of this is sort of mathematically summed up in these scales and if you're looking at the scale right now here while that's a darn good hand for the high and low.
While learning Omaha though, especially Omaha 8, one of the toughest things is your starting hand selection, and one of the elements that was added to the Omaha Indicator product is not necessarily a recommendation for hands to play but a counter-reference for how strong your hole cards really are in the game from a pre-flop perspective.
As you can see on the Omaha Indicator window, there is a label that is affixed to your hand. These labels are simply an omaha poker guide based on widely recognized values affixed to your hole cards whether Omaha or Omaha Hi-Lo. The labels as you see here are Weak, Strong, Premium, and Top 10.
Now the hands in these categories are long-established commonly acknowledged and categorized hands based on their long-term playability. Not only do you have this label affixed to your hand, but Omaha Indicator also incorporates the Hutchison point system, which was developed about 10 years ago by Edward Hutchison for really getting a grasp on the pre-flop strength of your Omaha hand, whether that be in Omaha high or Omaha low. You can see this point system at OmahaPokerReport.com, if you want to learn more about it, but suffice to say the more points your high hand has, the more likely you are to be playing raising and winning with that hand.
Of course there are limitations with all point systems to hands, but if you are learning the game of Omaha, I think this system is invaluable as it is clearly marked before every flop. I really think Omaha Indicator does as much as a piece of software can possibly do to give you all the information needed to make a profit in Omaha. Even if you're just learning the game, Omaha indicator really does keep you on track in terms of not overplaying, incorrect board reads, and opponent redraws, all of which are commonly known newbie errors.
I find when playing Omaha, you are really analyzing your hand every time you're involved in a pot. And that is just the nature of the game - possibly it is also what took so long to get a product like this on the market. But now I am quite happy there is this particular one. OI will surely will help a lot of players who might want to take a break from hold'em and expand their overall knowledge of poker playing other games. All in all, an excellent Four Aces product in Omaha Indicator and you can get your free trial download by clicking this banner:
The next logical step then was to include Omaha in the Indicator series.
Omaha is a different animal altogether. Same betting patterns as hold'em but not much else the "same", including 4 hole cards and multi-way split pots with Omaha Hi-Lo. A drawing game by nature, the odds display in such a product still had to be clear and correct.
This is no small order as you can well imagine, because there hasn't been a single auto-card reading omaha poker calculator developed yet. The odds calculations themselves being an enormous task, but the big question is - Is there a market?
You would think with guys like Gus Hansen and Phil Ivey tossing it up on Full Tilt every night with hundreds of thousands of dollars at Omaha tables there would be a demand for such an enormous product, but outside of the two big sites, Omaha tournaments are rather thin. That being said, next to hold'em it is the choice of games and is a natural step for players to expand their skill and game repertoire. So from here, it only has UP to go.