The biggest Omaha festival to take place so far on the GGPoker Network (GGPN) is about to kick-off on Natural8. Scheduled to take place from 14 to 28 March, the Omaholic Series 2021 will feature a total of 105 events and USD 7 million in guarantees. During this festival, a new betting pattern will also be tested.
Total Number of Events: 105
Total Guarantee: USD 7 million
Festival Dates: 14 – 28 March 2021
Smallest Buy-in: USD 10.50 Omaholic Bounty Cooldown
Largest Buy-in: USD 10,300 Omaholic Super High Roller
– USD 55 Omaholic Mini Main Event (USD 5,00,000 GTD)
– USD 400 Omaholic Main Event (USD 10,00,000 GTD)
– 3 x USD 10,300 Omaholic Super High Roller (USD 5,00,000 GTD)
– 3 x USD 840 Omaholic Hundred Stack (USD 1,00,000 GTD)
– 3 x USD 315 Omaholic Bounty King (USD 75,000 GTD)
– 12 x USD 250 Omaholic Daily Main (USD 25,000 GTD)
Poker aficionados can look forward to non-stop action as this two-week long Omaholic Series on Natural8 makes for a brilliant opportunity for players to join the fray no matter what their bankroll is. The smallest buy-in is just USD 10.50 for the Omaholic Bounty Cooldown, while the biggest names of the online poker circuit will battle in three editions of the USD 10,300 Omaholic Super High Roller. Each will take place on a Super Sunday. The two main highlights of the schedule are certainly the Omaholic Mini Main Event with a buy-in of USD 55 and the Omaholic Main Event – which will cost USD 400 to enter.
This bargain tournament boasts a massive guarantee of USD 5,00,000 and will certainly be one of the most popular events. Satellites are available for as low as USD 5 and will guarantee five seats. Starting days for the Mini Main Event kicks-off on 13 March and will run all the way until 21 March. Each starting day features a starting stack of 10,000 which represents 100 big blinds in the first level. All regular flights last 10 minutes each and will play until the completion of level 18. All survivors then combine for Day 2 and will play down to the nine-handed final table on 21 March. The final table will be streamed the following Saturday with cards-up coverage.
A smooth one million dollars is what the USD 400 Omaholic Main Event on Natural8 will bring to the table. As of 21 March, starting days for the flagship tournament of the festival will take place. The six-handed event will feature satellites scheduled to go live once the final flights of the USD 55 Mini Main Event have wrapped up.
Up to four daily flights give players from different time zones the chance to enter, and all will receive 40,000 in chips. That’s good enough for 200 big blinds in the first level. 20 levels of 10 minutes each are scheduled for each regular Day 1.
All survivors will return for Day 2 on 28 March and the money bubble will be looming when the action resumes. The level duration increases to 15 minutes each, and Day 2 will conclude when the nine-handed final table is set. That one, too, will be streamed the following Saturday.
Each of the three Super Sundays will feature a USD 10,300 Omaholic Super High Roller and a USD 840 Hundred Stack. The Super High Roller boasts a guarantee of USD 5,00,000 while the Hundred Stack comes with at least USD 1,00,000 in prize pools.
Furthermore, from Mondays to Saturdays, a daily USD 840 Omaholic Forty Stack will be scheduled. These tournaments come with 40,000 chips and levels of 15 minutes each, and the top 12% of finishers will get paid.
There are also several USD 525 bounty tournaments on the schedule. All three Sundays will feature the USD 525 Omaholic Sunday Special with a guarantee of USD 75,000 and the USD 525 Omaholic Bounty Bash HR will payout at least USD 1,00,000 in prizes. These tournaments also run from Mondays to Saturdays with a lower guarantee of USD 30,000.
On the other side of the buy-in spectrum are bargain tournaments such as the USD 15 Super Low Roller with USD 10,000 in guarantees on Sundays and the USD 15 Second Chance (USD 5,000 guaranteed) from Mondays to Saturdays. The Omaholic Bounty King Jr tournaments run with a buy-in of USD 31.50 and will feature alternating guarantees of USD 10,000 (Mondays to Saturdays) and USD 20,000 (Sunday). If you add one zero to the cost, you’ll get the USD 315 Omaholic Bounty King with guarantees of USD 25,000 (Mondays to Saturdays) and USD 75,000 (Sunday). There are events for everyone and players can enter various satellites for as low as USD 1.50, USD 2, or USD 3 to win their seats for a fraction of the cost.
During the last GGPoker Network (GGPN) maintenance on 26 February, several improvements and changes were rolled out which included betting logic changes for Omaha games. For tournaments and cash games, antes are excluded from pot size calculations during the preflop stage but will be included for post flop considerations.
For tournaments only, the pot-limit betting remains for the preflop stage but will switch to no-limit after the flop. While this change has not yet been implemented for all regular PLO tournaments, this new game feature is being tested for Omaholic Series 2021. So far, all Omaholic Series tournaments and satellites currently feature this new betting logic but this could be changed based on player feedback. Always check the tournament lobby to figure out the game type.
The festival is the biggest so far dedicated to the game of Omaha on the GGPoker Network, and will hopefully spark more players to switch from two to four cards. Rush and Cash already offers PLO pools with daily leaderboards across all available stakes. Furthermore, new Omaha All-In or Fold tables have also been implemented during the last update. Each decision in this new game type takes place on four-handed tables based on the flop stage.
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