PokerStars Adds Four New Types of Omaha
PokerStars is adding four more types of Omaha to its industry-leading roster of games this week.
Players on the site will see 5-Card Omaha, 5-Card Omaha Hi-Lo, Courchevel and Courchevel Hi-Lo popping up in the lobby over the next few days.
Five-Card Omaha is probably the most well-known of the four games as it’s simply Omaha with one more card. Just like normal Omaha, players must use two cards from their hand.
Thanks to the extra card, 5-Card Omaha is even more action-heavy than regular Omaha.
“Hopefully these games will be a great success and more people around the world will find them fascinating,” explained Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden.
“A good tip for beginners in 5 Card Omaha is to fold low cards as it can turn out to be an expensive mistake – you will often flop a part of the board but very often will not draw to the nuts.”
Players will be able to find 5-Card Omaha in both Limit and Pot-Limit variants across a wide variety of stakes.
Courchevel Gives Players a Preview of the Flop
The other game, Courchevel, is popular in dealer’s choice games and is somewhat similar to 5-Card Omaha.
The biggest difference between Courchevel and other community card-based games is that in Courchevel the first card of the flop is dealt face up before the first round of betting.
With so many cards visible, the standard strategy is to play to the nuts.
Like 5-Card Omaha, Courchevel is played as both a Limit and Pot-Limit game.
To try out the two new games on PokerStars just click here.