Limit Omaha 8 is supposedly the least variance form of poker.
And I am losing at it. Not just losing, but losing handily.
The past two sessions of the 3/6 with a 5/10 kill home game that I attended, I lost my entire buy-ins. And I don't know what the hell I'm doing wrong. Or IF I'm doing anything wrong.
It seemed like whenever I had the nut low draw, no low would be possible by the river. When I had the nut flush draw, the flush would not come in or the board would pair. I got my money in when I had the most equity (I think) and folded when I knew I was beat. I was up against players who had VPIP ranges in the 70s to 100s. (One person literally played every hand, another raised preflop from the small blind with QQ97badugi.)
And yet, it seems to me that I'm losing too much and too often at this game to be due to run-bad. And I can't figure out, for the life of me, where I'm going wrong.
The only thing I can think of is that I might be playing too tight preflop, waiting for hands to have an A2xx, suited A3xx A34x, or suited A45x. (with exceptions when I can see a hand like KQJTds or KK23ss/ds in position) I don't think my post-flop game is too poor, as I bet out draws that are capable of scooping, or made nuts. But then again, every O8 book out there says: Play for the scoop, play for the flushes, have backup protection for your low... I do all that.
I just, for the life of me, cannot figure out why or where I'm going wrong. How can I determine if this is just run-bad or if I have something seriously wrong with my O8 game?