Scoring Practice for Omaha High Hands

Here are five Omaha hands for you to score using the Hutchison system. You'll find the answers below the final hand.

A4A*J44*

T*T47*74

5*544*44

You should assign the following scores to the sample hands:

A4A^J44£ receives 4 points for the Ace-high flush draw in spades, 9 points for the pair of Aces, and 4 points for the straight cards (not all cards are an Eight or above), for a total of 17 points. There is only a two-rank gap between an Ace and a Four, so you don't subtract a point.

K*Q*J48^ receives 3 points for the King-high flush draw in hearts, no points for pairs, and 11 points for an Eight-low hand with four cards of different ranks, for a total of 14 points.

T£Tè7^7è receives 1.5 points for the Ten-high flush draw in spades, 6 points for the pair of Tens, 4 points for the pair of Sevens, and 2 points for the straight possibilities, but -2 points because there is a gap of more than one rank between the pairs, for a total of 11.5 points.

receives no points for flush draws or pairs, but it does receive 9 points for the Six-low hand with four cards of different ranks, for a total of 9

5^5*4^4* receives 1 point for the Five-high flush draw in hearts, 1 point for the Five-high flush draw in spades, 4 points for the pair of Fives, 4 points for the pair of Fours, and 2 points for the straight possibilities, for a total of 12 points.

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