No-Limit Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variant but Pot-Limit Omaha has legions of fans, and those players should be delighted to learn about the PokerStars Omaha Week. Running from November 28 through December 4, Omaha Week features 24 numbered events, dozens of side events, with each and every one of them played as PLO, PLO8, 5-Card PLO, or NLO8. It’s time to brush up on your Omaha poker skills!
Omaha Week shuffles up and deals at 4:05 pm GMT on November 28 with the $55 buy-in $10,000 guaranteed Omaha Week Kickoff. Three other events and four side events are also scheduled for Day 1, including a $162 buy-in PKO Monday Special with $15,000 guaranteed.
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PLO high rollers have a handful of big buy-in events to get their teeth into. At 7:30pm GMT on November 29, there is a $530 buy-in Super Tuesday where not a cent less than $25,000 will be won. Two days later, but at the some start time, the $25,000 guaranteed $530 buy-in Thursday Thrill gets underway.
Two Omaha Week Main Events cap off what should be an incredibly exciting week of four and five-card Omaha action. Both commence at 6:15 pm GMT with the Low Main Event costing $22 and the High Main Event commanding a $215 buy-in. Guarantees for the Main Event are $50,000 and $100,000respectively.
Main Event players battle it out to the same structure regardless of the tournament’s buy-in. This means everyone sits down with 100,000 chips, and plays blinds starting at 250/500/60a. Blinds increase every 10 minutes in the $22 edition and every 15 minutes in the $215 Omaha Week Main Event.
PokerStars Omaha Week Schedule
|dates||Time (GMT)||tournament||buy in||Guarantee|
|Mon 28 Nov||4:05pm||Omaha week 01 [Omaha Week Kickoff]||$55||$10,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 02-L PKO Monday Special||$16.50||$7,500|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 02-H PKO Monday Special||$162||$15,000|
|9:05pm||Omaha Week 03 NLO8 PKO||$44||$10,000|
|Tue 29 Nov||4:05pm||Omaha Week 04 5-Card PLO8 PKO||$82||$7,500|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 05-L Big Ante Tuesday Special||$11||$5,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 05-H Big Ante Tuesday Special||$109||$15,000|
|7:30pm||Omaha Week 06 Super Tuesday||$530||$25,000|
|9:05pm||Omaha Week 7 5-Card PLO PKO||$22||$5,000|
|Wed 30 Nov||4:05pm||Omaha Week 08 PKO||$44||$10,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 09-L PKO Wednesday Special||$22||$10,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 09-H PKO Wednesday Special||$215||$20,000|
|9:05pm||Omaha Week 10 NLO8 5-Max PKO||$33||$10,000|
|Thu 1 Dec||4:05pm||Omaha Week 11 5-Card PLO||$55||$7,500|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 12-L PKO Thursday Special||$16.50||$7,500|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 12-H PKO Thursday Special||$162||$15,000|
|7:30pm||Omaha Week 13 PKO Thursday Thrill||$530||$25,000|
|9:05pm||Omaha Week 14 PLO8 PKO||$44||$7,500|
|Fri 2 Dec||4:05pm||Omaha Week 15 PKO||$44||$10,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 16-L Friday Special||$11||$5,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 16-H Friday Special||$109||$15,000|
|9:05pm||Omaha Week 17 NLO8 PKO||$55||$10,000|
|Sat 3 Dec||3:05pm||Omaha Week 18 PLO Marathon||$55||$10,000|
|4:05pm||Omaha Week 19 PLO8 PKO||$82||$10,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 20-L PKO Saturday Special||$22||$10,000|
|6:05pm||Omaha Week 20-H PKO Saturday Special||$215||$20,000|
|9:05pm||Omaha Week 21 8-Max||$82||$10,000|
|Sun 4 Dec||4:05pm||Omaha Week 22 5-Card PLO PKO||$44||$10,000|
|6:15pm||Omaha Week 23-L Main Event||$55||$50,000|
|6:15pm||Omaha Week 23-H Main Event||$530||$100,000|
|9:05pm||Omaha Week 24 NLO8 PKO Omaha Week Saver||$109||$20,000|
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The banner in the Omaha Week section of the PokerStars lobby states “antes for PLO games are not counting towards the pre-flop pot calculation anymore”, so bear that in mind when you dive into the action.
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All you need to do then is head to the Omaha Week tab in the PokerStars client, enter some events, or play your way into them via their respective satellites, and see if you can become an Omaha Week champion.