Hands Change Dramatically on the Flop
We touched on this earlier, but we’ll repeat it, just so you fully absorb it. Omaha is a flop game and hands dramatically change in value when the flop is dealt. You could have the absolute best Omaha hand in the world pre-flop and, in the instant the flop is dealt, have to muck it when an opponent throws out a big bet on a flop that kills your hand.
The flop is when you really need to assess your hand, and how you want to play it. In many cases, the turn and river cards are almost afterthoughts, as the real decisions are made on the flop. When you’re analyzing your prospects, just look into what’s in front of you, what the flop is, and how it might fit into your hand (as well as your opponents’ hands).
Don’t get distracted by how great your hand was pre-flop, or if one of your opponents is a fish and has gotten lucky against you in the last hand and “owes” you chips that you want back. Stick to the flop and how it fits into your hand, and the likelihood that it helped out your opponents.