Posted by Dr Fro 9:04 PM
Although in previous years I have not, I have very much enjoyed the 2007 WSOP events on ESPN leading up to the Main Event. My favorite event to date was the PL Omaha Event. What a final table: Minh Ly, John Juanda, Devilfish Ulliot alone would make for a great table. The dude that won, Burt Bacherat, reminded me a bit of Mark Junell: jittery, nutty, looney.
Having played a lot of Omaha (btw, when the "/8" is omitted, it is the high-only version that is the most popular form of poker outside of the U.S., but when the "/8" is added, it refers to the 2nd most popular form of poker in the U.S.) while I was in the UK, it was fun to see it. And it is truly the only form of poker that Americans generally are worse at than players from outside the U.S.
When I used to play the "round of each" table at the Vic in London, they would always joke that when it was time for Holdem, they would fold "to the bloke from Texas" to save their chips to rape him at Omaha. Joke was on them, I guess, because my approach was precisely the opposite.