(PRWEB) February 9, 2008
It may come as news to some, but there is more to the world of poker than Texas Holdem. With online holdem games tightening up and a generation of players who learned holdem in the online boom maturing, many are seeking to spread their wings a little and explore what other poker variants have to offer. Today sees the launch of poker strategy discussion site http://www.chipsinthemiddle.com. Chips in the Middle will focus initially on Omaha poker and on Pot Limit Omaha, in particular.
Omaha is an alternative poker variant, somewhat similar to Texas Holdem in that it is played with five community cards and the easily recognisable flop, turn and river. The defining difference between the two games is that in Omaha, each player is dealt four hole cards instead of two and must combine two of their hole cards with three cards from the board to make the best five card hand. Pot Limit Omaha is a big action game that tends to play much bigger than similar blind level NL holdem games. The four hole card setup in Omaha means that there are many more hand possibilities in play and much bigger hands regularly clashing over pots.
Doyle Brunson famously described Texas Holdem as "the Cadillac of poker games" and in that vein, Pot Limit Omaha has been described as poker's Rolls Royce. Really though, Pot Limit Omaha is the Ferrari, or the Porsche, or the Formula 1 racing car of poker games. Pot Limit Omaha is the action game. It is fun, technically complex, easily approachable with its similarities to holdem and offers both challenge and earning potential to poker enthusiasts.
Chips in the Middle is a strategy discussion website featuring content on Pot Limit Omaha. Please come and visit us at http://www.chipsinthemiddle.com.
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