Sunday, July 18, 2010

I finally held it

I've always heard that A-2-A-3 double-suited is the best starting hand in Omaha-8, but I've never held it. I've played O-8 limit with a half-kill in casinos, and I play online for cheap stakes late at night when I'm bored. Today, I took the plunge, and played in a cheapo, online $5 Omaha-8 MTT, and was finally dealt it (see image above). I raised, and everyone folded. C'est la vie.

I'm not sure I've ever played an Omaha-8 tournament before, although I might have in the Sunday night Poker Slut tournament series sponsored by Gadzooks.

Omaha-8 tournaments, oh my! What's next, maybe Stud-7 H/L tournaments like VeryJosie or Ken Provo play? Why not? They are probably fun.

I did manage to sneak in the money to (basically) get my entry fee back - w00t.


  1. Not, perhaps, a whole tournament of O8, but you did play the Poker Works Family Tournameent which is mixed, and featured limit O8.

    I've never held that hand, bye the way.

  2. Nice - congrats on the cash - getting your buyin back is a win!

  3. Congrats!

    FWIW, you are more likely to be dealt quads in your hand (13 possible combinations) than AA23ds (12 possible combinations).