In his early strategy text on the game, Bob Ciaffone dubbed Omaha "The Action Game." Indeed, we're expecting plenty of action today as Event No. 28, the $2,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event, gets underway.
With six ways to make a hand -- choosing two of one's four hole cards to go with three community cards -- the post-flop possibilities go on and on. Combine that with pot-limit betting and a rebuy-like format, and it is fair to expect we'll be seeing players mixing it up early and often today.
We say "rebuy-like" because as was the case last year in this event, we have something resembling a "rebuy" format, although the tourney is not technically a rebuy event. Players will begin with 1,500 chips to start, plus three "add-on" chips each worth 2,000. Those can be cashed in any time up until the end of Level 4, at which point uncashed add-on chips will be automatically added to the players' stacks. (That's a slight change from 2009, when players began with 2,500-chip stacks with two 2,500 add-ons.)
Last year J.C. Tran won the second of his two WSOP bracelets in this event. There were 436 entrants all told, and Tran earned $235,685 for his triumph.
Come back at noon local time when the action begins!