partypoker launch their first Pot-Limit Omaha Series, relaunch the $1m GTD Big Game for the third time, and Fedor Holz shares his secret to success in a new blog post.
If you’re a farmer, think of Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) as having piranha’s in your pond instead of sticklebacks, a lion for a sheepdog, and warthogs instead of pigs.
It’s a pendulum that swings backwards and forwards with such ferocity it could take your head clean off. It can transform little tiddlers into sharks, and sharks into little tiddlers. It’s a Blue Nile diamond. A Dodge Tomahawk. Lewis Hamilton. Usain Bolt. Crack cocaine.
Starting Sunday, April 28 and running through to May 5, partypoker – a keen supporter of all things Hold’em – tries something a little different when they host the first-ever Omaha Series.
There are 160 tournaments broken down between bankroll levels: Low, Medium, High, High Roller, and the online giant is guaranteeing $2m in prize money.
I know that the terms PKO, Fast, Deep and Hyper, sound like the top of the range vibrators, but we’re describing the formats of PLO you will find in the series.
The buy-ins range from $11 to $530 with four $530 buy-in, $50,000 Guaranteed High Rollers on each Sunday (2 x vanilla, and 2 x PKO). There is also a dedicated satellite program available on partypoker for people who want to chance their arm at qualifying for a cent.
The Big Game returns May 5
Once the Omaha Series ends, there’s no time to get those fingernails painted, as The Big Game returns.
It’s the third time that partypoker has hosted the $5,200 buy-in, $1m Guaranteed Big Game. The two previous winners both hailed from Canada.
The event made its debut in December 2018, and TIMEXCNT defeated 192-entrants to collect $195,788 after a heads-up deal saw iluvia71 leave with $184,511.
The Big Game returned in February 2019, and RPILON conquered a similarly sized field of 196-entrants to take home $203,900 with the former PocketFives World #1, Roman ‘SanityWaterline’ Romanovsky finished third.
The date for The Big Game III is May 5. This one’s a little different. The previous two corralled the cheapskates into the $5,200 buy-in event by hosting $109 Phased Satellites. This time, the format of the Big Game is a Phased Tournament, with players buying-in for $530. Stipulations state players can have one re-entry per phase and can compete in as many as they want, taking the largest stack through to the Big Game Final Phase.
If a $530 buy-in is beneath you, then you can join the Final Phase Freezeout for $5,200.
As with the Omaha Series, partypoker has a dedicated online satellite program for the Big Game.
Fedor Holz’s secret to how he improved so quickly at poker
Fedor Holz sits #5 in the All-Time Money List on The Hendon Mob with $32,556,379. So when he writes a blog explaining the secret to his success, you should read it.
You are not going to read anything revelatory, but it is a reminder that the secrets to success, no matter what field you choose to excel in, are omnipresent.
There’s no rocket science.
“It’s because of the people who surrounded me,” Holz wrote in a partypoker blog piece. “Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I’ve achieved.”
Holz went on to bestow praise on the likes of Rainer Kempe, Steffen Sontheimer and Rainer Kempe for improving various areas of Holz’s game at the same time.
Who surrounds you?