PokerStars To Introduce Quadruple Flop Drawmaha
Following the recent introduction of Double Flop Hold’em, BonusCodePoker has exclusively learned that PokerStars’ next new game is set to be Quadruple Flop Drawmaha.
Quadruple Flop Drawmaha is a split-pot game where the best Omaha hand and 5-card poker hand on each board gets a piece of the prize pool.
Quadruple Flop Drawmaha rules are easy to understand
Because PokerStars continues to place a priority on recreational players, the rules of PokerStars’ new Quadruple Flop Drawmaha games take great care to put a focus on simplicity:
- Players are dealt 5 cards each and act in turn pre-flop, just like a normal hand of Texas Hold’em.
- 4 flops are simultaneously dealt. At this point, all players have the opportunity to draw to replace the cards in their hand.
- After receiving their replacement cards, the rest of the hand is played out normally.
- Except, of course, for the fact that there are also 4 turns and 4 rivers.
Yep, so easy even the most clueless n00b can understand. With rules this easy to understand, new players are expected to flock to the games, making the games ridiculously profitable* for PokerStars players hit by recent rake changes.
*A small rake increase of 50% will be applied to all Quadruple Flop Drawmaha pots.
A preview of the new game currently being beta-tested can be found below:
Pot distribution also uncomplicated
Now that we have covered the basic rules, how is the pot distributed for PokerStars new Quadruple Flop Drawmaha games, you might ask!? Honestly, it doesn’t need to be explained but I kinda need to hit a word count. So here goes:
The pot is awarded in one of two ways, which are each divided into 5 sections — 1 for the winning Omaha hand on each board and 1 for the winner of the draw hand. This can also be done in two ways. The drawing hand can either receive half of the entire pot, leaving an eighth of the pot to the winner of each board — or a sixteenth in the event of a chop. Alternatively, the pot can simply be divided into 5 even piles, such that the winner of the draw hand receives one fifth of the total pot, as does the winner on each board. Easy peasy.
So who gets to choose how the pot is distributed? Well, in case you haven’t already figured that out by now, a wheel on the center of the table containing the seat numbers is spun after the turn during each hand. Whoever wins the spin is given 30 seconds to decide if the pot will be distributed into 5 even piles or 5 uneven piles — or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 depending on the existence of chops. In the event of a 3-way chop, additional pots would be created, but it would only actually be more than that in a 3-way chop if multiple boards are already chopping, which is something that we assume will only happen annoyingly often.
Also, did we mention that half of the items on the wheel are “Rs” for “reset” instead of the seat number? That landing on any of them simply resets the hand to the beginning?
We’re pretty sure we mentioned that.
Article credit: Pete Carter