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Aria Poker Room Omaha Eight-or-Better Hand

Very entertaining!

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Jan 18, 2011


In the last few months of 2010, I played several times in a $200-$400 limit mixed game in the Ivey Room at the amazing Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The game is spread every day at 1 p.m. This mixed game features seven different games: hold’em, deuce-to-seven triple draw, Omaha eight-or-better, seven-card stud, seven-card stud eight-or-better, badugi, and badeucey (half deuce-to-seven and half badugi — a popular action game that Jean-Robert Bellande invented). One really cool thing about playing poker in the Ivey Room is that you can order food from all of the five-star restaurants at the Aria — for free! Late one night, a hand came up that was so entertaining that I felt compelled to write about it, even though it was an Omaha eight-or-better hand (this is usually a Texas hold’em column). A well-known high-limit player named “Cuco” raised to $400 to go from ...

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