There’s no question about No Limit Hold’em is the biggest and most popular game in the world, but this also means that most of your entertaining poker hands and available training tools are in that format, making it even harder to dive into some of the lesser known variants of the game. Are you completely new to this game? Scroll to the bottom for some insights on the basics of this poker format.

As PokerGO continues to expand its library of content, we’re excited to also highlight the other games and this weekend we’re serving you up the idea of reliving the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better Split Championship event. 

Without having to deal with spoilers, watch the stream in the embed down below or find it right here on PokerGO.

The final table chip counts at the start of this on-demand version of the PokerGO live stream are as follows.

$10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Eight-or-Better Championship Final Table Chip Counts
Seat Name Country Chip Count
1 Dustin Dirksen USA 140,000
2 Viacheslav Zhukov Russia 970,000
3 Adam Coats USA 1,820,000
4 Paul Volpe USA 1,600,000
5 Kyle Miaso USA 1,275,000
6 Eli Elezra USA 2,700,000

Eli Elezra comes into this final table in pole position, followed by red-hot Paul Volpe and Kyle Miaso. The lone non-American, Russian pro Viacheslav Zhukov, won this event back in 2011 and has another bracelet in the Pot Limit format of this game, making him a strong contender. Watch the full final table in the embedded player below.

The Basics of Omaha Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better Split

If you are new to this game, it’s good to know the following basics.

  • The betting and game format is identical to Limit Hold’em with a round pre-flop betting followed by a flop, turn and river.
  • Just as in Pot Limit Omaha, each player is dealt four cards of which two need to be used for winning combinations.
  • There is no qualifier to win the high portion of each hand, but in order to qualify for the low, you need a minimum of five cards that hare eight or lower.
  • In order to give yourself the highest chances of winning a given pot, starting with a hand that has the potential to win both the high and the low portion is a great starting point. The lower your cards, the better your chances to win the low.
  • Big pairs and hands that only go one way have a diminished value versus a given hand with strong low potential.

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