The first of two pot-limit Sviten Special events concluded yesterday with Poland’s Mateusz Stanielewicz shipping the bacon after defeating local player from Belgium Soner Vanelderen heads-up en route to the title and the €2,980 top prize.
The Sviten Special affair attracted 34 players to create a €7,100 prize pool. Check out the payouts below:
|3||Matthew Gray||United Kingdom||€1,280|
Below is a quick outline of how the game works if curious:
Sviten Special combines both five-card draw and five-card Omaha in the same game. The action starts simply enough with each player dealt five cards. A round of betting takes place before a flop is dealt. Another round of betting takes place before things begin to take a different turn than most games.
Players can then exchange one to five cards or choose to stand pat. If they choose to exchange just one card, there is a special rule that this card is face up for the entire table to see. If the player doesn’t like that card, they can snag a fresh one face down instead.
A turn is dealt immediately after the exchanges are done before the third round of betting takes place. Finally, a river completes the board and one final round of betting follows. The best five-card draw hand wins half the pot at showdown while the best five-card PLO hand wins the other half.