Biggest Online Omaha Tournaments Guide

The good news is that the rise in popularity of Omaha tournaments means that PLO, PLO8 and Fixed Limit Omaha games are now a regular feature at the higher buy-in levels. Here we take a look at the biggest online Omaha tournaments – in the ‘special events’ run by some of the leading poker sites, and give you an overview of what to expect.

Special Events

Many of the leading poker sites run special ‘Online Championship’ events, some (such as the Poker Stars WCOOP) are yearly, while others (such as the Full Tilt FTOPS) are run several times a year. Players looking for some high buy-in Omaha poker action are well catered for in these events – what is more there are satellite tournaments available at all of the sites covered, giving players with all bankrolls an opportunity to participate!

Poker Stars Omaha Tournaments At The WCOOP + The SCOOP

Poker Stars run the ‘World Championship Of Online Poker’ once a year in September and the ‘Spring Championship’ starting in March. Shorted to WCOOP and SCOOP these are considered the highlights of the poker tournament calendar by many players. Large buy-in Omaha tournaments are featured with some massive guaranteed prize pools (over $1million at recent events). With mid and lower buy-in events also included, plus the chance to satellite in starting from just $3 these events really are open to all players at the world’s most popular poker sites. Check out our Pokerstars review for more on the best site for Omaha fans worldwide.

Full Tilt Omaha Tournaments At The FTOPS

The Full Tilt Online Poker Series also known as FTOPS runs several times a year and features high buy-in tournaments in many formats. The latest series features 25 events, 7 of which include Omaha poker including the mixed game format.. Buy-ins range from $109 (for the rebuy events) and $530 for the HORSE tournament. 6-max is included in the schedule (PLO) and there are also ‘knockout’ tournaments which award a bounty for each player you knock out in addition to the standard prize structure and Rush Poker tournaments too. Full Tilt use a ‘tournament token’ satellite system to give as many players as possible a chance to partake in these high buy-in online Omaha poker tournaments. After the success of the big buy-in FTOPS events, Full Tilt now run a ‘Mini-FTOPS’ with buy-ins at 10% of the full version. These events are hugely popular, with the PLO tournaments often attracting fields measured in the 1000’s.