- The series got underway on November 28 and runs until December 4
- The week-long festival features 24 PLO tournaments
- The series culminates in two Main Events with guarantees of $50,000 and $100,000
PokerStars is currently running a series exclusive to players and fans of Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO). “Omaha Week” kicked off on November 28 and will run through December 4, featuring a total of 24 numbered events with approximately $600,000 in combined guarantees up for grabs.
This is the first time in eight years that the operator is running a week-long Omaha-exclusive series, with the last one held in 2014.
PokerStars Omaha Week – Key Details
Players have multiple PLO poker formats to choose from, including 5-Card PLO, PLO8, and NLO8, with some events also featuring Low and High versions. There are at least four events running each day throughout the series, with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $530.
Omaha Week is headlined by not just one but two Main Events both taking place on December 4. The Low edition has a buy-in of $55 and features $50,000 in guarantees, while the High version costs $530 to enter and comes with $100,000 in guaranteed prize money.
Both Main Events adopt the same structure – players begin the action with 100,000 chips, with blinds starting at 250/500/60a and played to 10-minute levels in the Low edition and 15 minute-levels in the High edition.
High-stakes players can set their eyes on the $530 buy-in PKO Thursday Thrill scheduled for December 1 which has a guarantee of $25,000. Other key events on the schedule include two PKO Saturday Special events on December 3, with buy-ins of $22 ($10,000 GTD) and $215 ($20,000 GTD). There’s also a 5-Card PLO PKO tournament running on December 4, offering $10,000 in guarantees for a buy-in of $44.
A $109 buy-in, $20,000 GTD NLO8 PKO Omaha Week Saver will close the series on Dec 4.
New Changes to PLO Betting Structure
To enter the series, simply click on the Omaha Week tab in the PokerStars client and register for any of the events. The operator might also be running satellites to some of the events so do check out the full schedule.
PokerStars launched Omaha Week just days after it introduced new changes to the game’s betting structure, wherein PLO antes will no longer count towards the pre-flop calculation. This latest rule applies to Omaha Week so take note of this when you play any of the poker tournaments.