An Omaha hand simulator is a toll you can use to help you simulate two or more Omaha poker hands. You can use the same simulator for both Omaha Hi and Omaha Hi/Lo poker. This tool allows for simple simulations of games in which you know the cards each player has. You can contrive complex situations as well where one player could possible have several different combinations. To use this simulator, you enter possible hand combinations into the system, which will then evaluate the hands telling you which player has the winning hand.
The results you get from a simulator of Omaha will tell you the pot equity percentage for each hand along with the percentage of wins and losses for each hand. The pot equity percentage refers to the average amount of money that each hand wins. It does take the occurrence of ties into the calculation. If you get a result stating that it is an invalid race, this means that you must have entered only one hand. In order to receive any calculations, you have to enter at least two hands. You also have to make sure you have enough cards in the deck. For example, if you have five players, each of them cannot hold an Ace.
There are other buttons for you to use on the simulator as well. The unroll button lets you see the pre-flop, flop, turn and river odds for each hand. To use this button all you have to do is enter all of the hands and the final board and then click the button. Graph is the name of another button on this simulator. The equity graph shows you how often a given hand will have equity against other hands you enter into the simulator in the next round of betting. If you have no board cards, the graph will show the data for a certain number of flops. If you have three board cards, the graph will show you the expected values for a certain number of turn cards. The axis on the left has a label that tells you which hands are being displayed in the graph.
You cannot use wild cards or ranges when using this simulator. You have to specify the cards for each hand from a standard deck of suited cards. The simulator will also give you results of exhaustive and random race results, Exhaustive races are those in which every possible combination of cards is considered and is exact. The results of a random race are approximate.
When you request the to percentage of hands created, the simulator will go as close as possible to the percentage number you choose without going over. There are specific symbols that you must use when using a simulator. For a hand with all low cards, you would enter four L’s. To enter any hand with two Aces, you would enter AA**. Any hand with two hearts requires * h * h. Once you get used to using the simulator, you will be able to calculate virtually any hand.