Saturday, July 01, 2006

Crazy Omaha

Went to the paper and plastic game last night with my visiting brother, and tried my luck at the 3-6 high-only omaha. Luck held, and I did very well, taking down pots with hands as weak as a set of sixes and even chopping a pot with two pair.

The betting structure was crazy. Let's see if I can explain it.

1) The button is the only poster, and can post anthing between 3 and 6.
2) The button states whether all are dealt 3, 4 or 5 cards. Omaha rules apply no matter how many cards.
3) On a kill pot, 6-12, any better can raise by 12 pre-flop or on the flop. They can also raise or bet by any amount between 6 and 12 as they see fit. (spread)
4) Action starts pre-flop one to the left of the button. On the flop action starts two to the left. Then three. Then four.
5) No checking on any street. Bet or fold only.

Starting to see this? It was wild.