$500 VIP Special PLO & Omaha Hi-Lo (PL)
ClubWPT™ Presents The $500 VIP Special PLO & Omaha Hi-Lo (PL) Tournaments
Our most recent $5K PLO & $5K Omaha Hi-Lo (PL) challenge series earlier this year was a roaring success, so to answer our members' call for more four hole card poker, we're now spreading alternating Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) & $500 Omaha Hi-Lo (PL) events with a guaranteed $500 prize pool every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM ET.
So did you play in any of the aforementioned Omaha challenge series? You most likely already play Texas Hold'Em, and by now you should be familiar with PLO, so how does the hi-lo variation differ from that of pot-limit?
Okay, let's break it down...
Double The Fun With Four Hole Cards Instead of Two
Up and Down We Go With Two Hands Vying For The Pot!
Similar to regular Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) poker, Omaha Hi-Lo is a community card based game where each player is dealt four cards and must make their best hand using precisely two of them plus three of the five community cards, in order to make a five-card poker hand.
As the name suggests, Omaha Hi-Lo is a "split-pot" game, meaning players compete for both the "high" and "low" halves of the pot, compared to regular PLO where the whole pot goes to the high hand only. Omaha Hi-Lo is also played with an 8 or better qualifier So to win the low pot, a low hand must be comprised of five cards all ranked eight or less. BUT, if no players have a qualifying low hand, the whole pot will go to the high hand.
If a player bets and everyone else folds before the showdown, the player wins the whole pot without having to show a hand. However, if the final bet is called and there is a showdown, hands are examined to see who has the best "high" hand and who has the best "low" hand, with each winning one-half of the pot.
So there you have it!
The action in Omaha regardless of variant can be fast and furious as there are so many more chances to make a hand, and how your odds of making a winning hand changes so much more drastically with the turn of each community card; whether that be the flop, turn, or river.
You may be way ahead one second, but fall behind the next, as each player battles trying to make the winning hand(s) by using two of the their four hole cards, in conjunction with their chosen three community cards.
So yes, there's no secret that Omaha truly offers 'double the fun' thanks to its numerous hand combinations possible, and when you factor in the hi-lo aspect, the fun goes through the roof!
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