best-ever long-lasting Online Blackjack Games rules
in the world might have been those at the Olympos
in Inchon, South Korea. February of 1979 is when I
discovered them, but they had been in existence for
a considerable number of options, and best of all
is if you got five cards without busting, you could
turn in your hand for a half win. Four decks were
used, the dealer stood on soft seventeen, double down
was allowed on any two cards including after splitting,
you could late surrender on any number of cards except
you could not surrender against an ace, 6-7-8 suited
and 7-7-7 paid triple, aces could be resplit, penetration
was good, and the maximum bet was high. Basic strategy
gave you an edge of 0.4% at the Olympos. I first published
these rules and the strategy index numbers for playing
them in 1979 as part of Online Blackjack Games in
Asia. This wonderful game lasted for many more years.
Omaha is played in high-only format. Because Omaha
eight-or-better and pot-limit Omaha are both extremely
popular variations, I'll spend almost as much time
looking at those games as I will on limit Omaha high.
about card distribution and betting rounds in hold'em
are identical to Omaha, with one exception: In Omaha,
each player is dealt four hole cards rather than two.
sound like an Omaha lesson only takes two minutes
for a hold'em player, but there is one key difference
that makes the game play out quite differently than
you must use two, and exactly two, of your hole cards.
This rule leads confusion to players accustomed to
hold'em. Suppose, for example, that the board) K-K-Q-Q-10,
and your Omaha hand is A-K-9-9. You do not have a
full house, even 'though your king would give you
a full house in hold'em (K-K-K-Q-Q). When you must
play two, cards from your hand, the best five card
hand you can assemble is A-K-K-K-Q: trip kings.