Four Aces in Omaha

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by , May 6, 2011 | 5:51 pm

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Hand of the Night: Good times from middle position for $0 with the 13th-worst starting hand in Omaha.

Believe me, I realize a lot is going on in the poker world right now that you’d expect any fine folks at Pokerati to be all over … we probably are, but sometimes before pressing publish you gotta play a few hands, ya know, to remember why it is so many people have a special affection for a game that’s causing so much consternation. And because I recently blew 98 percent of my Zynga bankroll (thanks to sleepy play), pretty much my only option for a certain fix I crave is the Pokerati Game … now playing at the Palms.

Check it out, the new game promo in the upper right … sweet, huh?

We’re settling in to our new home nicely, buzz is spreading, and new players seem to like our kinda-sorta unique brand of half-PLO half-no-limit hold’em; the dealers are starting to figure out the slight nuances in how we play, too, and before long, anyone in the room should be able to recite rule #3a on command in English and Spanish. OK, maybe I jest … but the Palms has been really supportive of our game — so much so that they made us the nifty banner to go with my food comps.

So the funny thing … Was corresponding yesterday with @PokerGuyJoeV — the head honcho @PalmsPokerRm — letting him know the sign looked good, but FYI, if case he wasn’t aware, four Aces is NOT a good starting hand in Pot-limit Omaha. (In fact, it’s one of the very worst.)

Then, just a few hours later, by semi-miraculous in-game coincidence, captured on camera from no less … I’d come to believe that four aces may well be exactly what the Pokerati Game is all about — a new kind of fun, new understanding … and perhaps even the kind of starting cards that speak to a new generation!

Ahh, to dream …

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Cinco de Mayo at the Pokerati game means strawberry margaritas for everybody! Or maybe just one.


4 Comments to “Four Aces in Omaha”


  1. Craig P Friou
    says:

    Get in town on thurs….Is it PL O/8? Or high only?
    How late does the game last? Thanks


  2. Dan Michalski
    says:

    It’s just PLO … no 0/8. (because that would just be too crazy … or add too much of a cerebral component to the game, conflicting with my personal loosey-goosey desires. )

    sad to report that i don’t know how long it’s gone the last two weeks, as i have gone busto before the game broke. on both nights it was at about 1:30a that i took off and it was still going.


  3. Dan Michalski
    says:

    It’s just PLO … no 0/8. (because that would just be too crazy … or add too much of a cerebral component to the game, conflicting with my personal loosey-goosey desires. )

    sad to report that i don’t know how long it’s gone the last two weeks, as i have gone busto before the game broke. on both nights it was at about 1:30a that i took off and it was still going.


  4. Craig P Friou
    says:

    ok we land around 11. It’ll be 1ish when we get there. thanks