2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #28: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

The Action Game

Those "5" chips are the so-called "add-on" chips with which players will begin today

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!