2011 WSOP event 11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship

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This article is number 3 in a series covering the most important tournaments in the 2011 WSOP.

Jun 6 Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship $10,000 buyin

If you are one of the millions of followers of poker, you shouldn’t really miss the latest buzz in the world of poker most especially with the upcoming 42nd WSOP poker event. The overwhelming success of the 41st season is somehow fresh in your mind, thus, makes you eagerly anticipate the
next season. WSOP, in short for World Series of Poker, is the longest-running, widest, richest and
prominent poker event throughout history that has given billions of dollars as prize money as well as the exalted WSOP gold bracelet. The tournament is composed of different poker variations like the Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship. What is this game all about?

Omaha poker game closely resembles the hold’em game wherein the betting is in four rounds and could be played by up to ten players. Players are traded with four faced down hole cards and share the five faced up community cards. The players will then have to use two of their down or hole cards and three up or community cards to have the finest five-card poker hand. Omaha split-8 or better refers to the Hi-Lo Omaha version wherein the pot is divided into highest and lowest hand in the table. If the player has the highest and lowest 5-card hand, then, he will get the entire pot. It sounds simple but it requires skills and talent to rule in this poker variation. Now, let us review the previous winner of WSOP Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship.

Previous Season

The 2010 WSOP Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship was an astounding success. Scheduled as event #25, Ihsan “Sam” Farha got the highest merit who took home the prize money amounting to $488,241 with the internationally-recognized WSOP gold bracelet. The native from Beirut, Lebanon overpowered the 212 participants as well as other finalists that include James Dempsey, Yuegi Zhu, Sergey Altbregin, Tony Merksick, Michael Chow, Eugene Katchalov, Abe
Mosseri and Steve Wong.

Upcoming Season

The 2011 WSOP will take center stage starting from May 31st to July 19th at the world-class Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 3-day Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship is scheduled event #11 that will kick off on June 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm with $10,000 buy-in. This is surely another head to head action between the finest professional poker players across the globe. Las Vegas has been one of the top poker destinations all over the world. Mark your calendar as WSOP Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship is fast approaching.

Full list of events covered by this series:

  1. 2011 WSOP Event #2: Heads Up NL Hold’em Championship – (256 Max) $25,000 buyin
  2. 2011 WSOP Event #7: Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000 buyin
  3. 2011 WSOP Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship $10,000 buyin
  4. 2011 WSOP Event #16: 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship $10,000 buyin
  5. 2011 WSOP Event #21: Seven Card Stud Championship $10,000 buyin
  6. 2011 WSOP Event #27: Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000 buyin
  7. 2011 WSOP Event #33: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship $10,000 buyin
  8. 2011 WSOP Event #37: H.O.R.S.E. Championship $10,000 buyin
  9. 2011 WSOP Event #42: Pot-Limit Omaha Championship $10,000 buyin
  10. 2011 WSOP Event #46: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship $10,000 buyin
  11. 2011 WSOP Event #55: The Poker Player’s Championship $50,000 buyin
  12. 2011 WSOP Event #58: Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000 buyin

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