The €250 PL Sviten Special has kicked off with a tidy field of 13 players. This is a fun game that combines both pot-limit Omaha and five-card draw into the same game. The rules are as follows:
Players are dealt five cards. A round of betting takes place before a flop is dealt. Another round of betting then also takes place.
So far so good? Thinking this is just like 5-card Omaha? Well, it is a bit different.
From here, players can opt to exchange cards. They can also stand pat or take as many as five new cards. Those who ask for just one card will receive it face-up and if they do not like the card they will receive another card face-down. The rest of the exchanges are always face down.
A turn is dealt followed by a third round a betting with the final round of betting taking place after the river. The best five-card draw hand wins half the pot and the best five-card Omaha hand wins the other.
Sviten Special author Martin Smith, last night’s PLO winner Andrea Tucci, Niklas Nyman, Totti Lind, Allan Arjut, Mati Pirn, Soner Vanelderen, Matteo Crapanzano, Harald Redl, Patrick Stranqvist, Igor Narajczyk, Pasquale Vinci, and Karl Gialanze are among those in action.