Dealers choice event explained

Can I have your attention please! More news from MGA HQ about our upcoming series at Southport Sharks from 21-28 May.

A lot of you may not realise it yet but event 6 on the MGA Gold Coast festival schedule will be one of the most sought after titles of the week. Boasting 21 games to choose from, players will take turns at the completion of each orbit to select the game to be played from a very specific list of Draw, Stud & Flop games with fixed limit, pot limit and no limit betting structures. Let’s start with the game list:

Draw games – fixed limit

Stud games – fixed imit

Flop games – fixed limit

2-7 Triple Draw

2-7 Razz

Limit Holdem

Ace to five

Stud hi/lo – 8 or better

Omaha Hi/lo – 8 or better

Badugi

Stud

Omaha Hi 

Badeucey

Razz

Big O (also played Pot limit)

Badacey

Stud hi/lo – regular

 
   

Draw games – PL & NL

 

Flop games – PL & NL

Pot limit 2-7 Triple Draw

 

No limit Holdem

No limit 2-7 Single Draw

 

PLO

No limit 5 Card Single Draw

 

PLO hi/lo – 8 or better

  

Big O – Pot limit

  

Pot limit Holdem

Before we jump into how some of the new games play, let’s discuss the specifics of the tournament:

  • A ‘high card’ process will determine the placement of the dealer button for the start of the tournament.
  • A second ‘high card’ process will determine who will select the first game.
  • A minimum of six hands will be played (one full orbit) and the game choice will then move left to the next player who will choose the game to be played for the next rotation.
  • This process continues for the duration of the tournament.
  • New tables opened and players being balanced or broken from other tables will have the random “high card” process repeated for newly opened tables.

Now let’s get down to business, new games being spread for Gold Coast festival:

Badeucey

This is a 5 card draw, split pot variant with half of the pot for the best 2-7 hand and the other half for the best Badugi.

When splitting the pot, in the case of an odd chip, will go to the best 5 card hand (2-7).

The Badugi hand plays with the nuts being 2,3,4,5 rainbow – because, as you know, Aces play high only in 2-7.

Badacey

This is a 5 card draw, split pot variant with half of the pot for the best Ace to five hand and the other half for the best Badugi.

When splitting the pot, in the case of an odd chip, will go to the best 5 card hand (Ace to five).

The Badugi hand plays with the nuts being A,2,3,4 rainbow – because, as you know, Aces are low in Ace to five.

2-7 Razz

This is a Stud game variant of 2-7 where you must make your best 2-7 hand from five of your seven board cards, avoiding straights, flushes and pairs (as they hurt the strength of your hand). On the initial deal, the player with the ‘high’ card by suit will be the bring-in and from fourth street the player with the best 2-7 (low) board, by suit, will have the first option to lead the betting round. In many ways this plays the same is Razz except for the following:

  • Aces play high in 2-7 Razz and Low in regular Razz
  • Straights and flushes hurt your hand in 2-7 Razz but have no negative effect in regular Razz

Stud hi/lo – regular

This is a high/low split Stud variant with no qualifiers. We are familiar with the Stud 8 variant where you must have an eight or better to qualify for a low hand. In this variant there is no qualifying requirements for the low and therefore every board will have a high and low hand.

It is important to remember this when going to showdown as your Jack low may actually be good for half the pot in this game, so don’t muck your cards too quickly!

Big O (Fixed Limit or Pot Limit)

Big O is a five card Omaha Hi/lo – 8 or better variant where the player may choose either fixed limit betting or pot limit. Once the betting structure has been decided it cannot be changed for the entire orbit.

This is a split pot game with half the pot being awarded to the best 5 card high hand (using two from your hole cards) and the other half awarded to the best low (8 or better) hand, also using two from your hole cards.

Any odd chip is awarded to the high hand.

PLO hi/lo – 8 or better

This is standard four card PLO but with a split pot awarding half to the best high hand and the other half to the best low (8 or better) hand. As for all other Omaha variants you are required to use two cards from your hole cards and three from the board to make your best high and low hands.

Pot Limit Holdem

A different betting structure for this Holdem variant. The ante is not calculated in the ‘pot’ until the flop.

The above games round out the Dealers choice tournament to provide a players with a tournament never seen before outside of Las Vegas. The mixed game train is at the station, jump aboard and take your game to not only the next level, but many levels above what you already know and love.

At MGA we believe that education is key and will be holding Academy training sessions for players, free of charge, during our events. Feel free to come see me and schedule a time that works for you!

Get in the mix … its good for your soul!

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