Play Omaha Tournaments at Ignition

Omaha is a thrilling poker game that has gained immense popularity in recent years. And what better way to experience this excitement than by playing in an Omaha tournament? Whether you prefer standard Omaha or the more challenging Omaha Hi/Lo variant, Ignition has tournaments for every type of player, giving you the chance to win big prizes and compete with fellow players from across the globe.

What is an Omaha Poker Tournament?

Omaha tournaments are special games featuring the Omaha or Omaha Hi/Lo variant of poker. Tournaments can be played using one of several different formats, including single-table tournaments (STTs), multi-table tournaments (MTTs) and more.

Each tournament has its own specific rules and payout structure, but the ultimate goal is the same: to outlast all the other players and claim the top prize. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to improve your skills, Ignition’s Omaha tournaments offer an exciting and challenging experience that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Different Types of Omaha Tournaments

At Ignition the cash games versions are Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, same goes for the Tournaments:

Omaha Tournament: Each player is dealt four-hole cards (instead of two, as in Texas Hold’em). Players must use exactly two of their hole cards, combined with three of the community cards, to make their best possible 5-card poker hand.

Omaha Hi/Lo Tournament: Instead of awarding the entire pot to the highest-ranking hand, Omaha Hi/Lo splits the pot between the best High hand and the best Low hand. That’s assuming there’s a qualifying Low; the “Eight or Better” rule is enforced at Ignition Poker, meaning all five of your Low cards have to rank Eight or lower.

Straights (and flushes) don’t count when determining the Low hand, so if you’ve got Five-Four-Three-Deuce-Ace of the same suit, you’ve got the best possible situation in Omaha Hi/Lo: the “steel wheel” straight flush for your High, and 5432A for the unbeatable “nut” Low.

Omaha Tournaments at Ignition

When you walk into our online poker lobby here at Ignition, you’ll see all the different kinds of Omaha tournaments on our schedule. Some give you larger or smaller chip stacks at the beginning; others have more or fewer people sitting at the tables. Choose a tournament that fits your needs from one of the following options:


  • Single Table Tournaments (STTs)
  • Multi-Table Tournaments (MTTs)

Game Type:

  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi/Lo


  • No-Limit
  • Pot-Limit
  • Fixed-Limit

Tournament Type:

  • Regular
  • Knockouts
  • $200K Guaranteed
  • Satellites
  • Specials
  • Mad Monday

Table Size:

  • 6-Handed: Six players at the table
  • 9-Handed: Nine players at the table (default table size)

Stack Size:

  • Regular Stack: 1,500 chips
  • Double Stack: 3,000 chips
  • Super Stack: 5,000 chips
  • Extra Play: 7,500 chips
  • Monster Stack: 15,000 chips


  • Hyper Turbo: Blind levels are less than 6 minutes
  • Turbo: Blind levels every 6 minutes
  • Semi-Turbo: Blind Levels between 6 and 10 minutes
  • Regular Speed: Blind Levels every 10 minutes

You can also specify what buy-in level you’re looking for, whether late registration is available, and much more. All these options are right there at your fingertips using the tournament filters at Ignition Poker.

Strategy for Omaha Poker Tournaments

Online poker tournaments are both fun and challenging, so you’ll need a solid strategy if you want to be successful. Here are some key things to keep in mind when you play Omaha poker at Ignition:

  • Starting hands are key. In standard Omaha, look for high-ranking cards that connect well together, preferably double-suited cards. A pair of Aces is usually strong enough to open, but it’s even better when double-suited to a second “Broadway” pair, like AsAcKsKc. In Omaha Hi/Lo, look for hands that can make both the High and the Low; the best possible starting hand is AA23ss, double-suited to each Ace.
  • Be mindful of your position at the table. Late position allows you to see more cards and make better decisions, so be more aggressive preflop when you’re on the button, and more cautious the further away you are from the blinds.
  • The community cards can greatly impact the strength of your hand. Pay attention to the board, and how the cards interact with each other and your hole cards (aka the “board texture”)
  • Don’t be afraid to fold. Especially in Omaha tournaments, it’s usually better to fold early if you don’t have a strong hand or a very strong draw. Save those chips for a better situation.
  • Manage your bankroll. Don’t risk too much on any one tournament; try to have at least 250 buy-ins in reserve before entering an Omaha event.
  • Play aggressively when you have a strong hand or strong draw, especially when you’re in position. Betting and raising can help build the pot and/or force your opponents to fold.

Omaha Poker FAQs

What are the hand rankings in Omaha Poker?

The hand rankings in Omaha are the same as in Texas Hold’em. From highest to lowest, they are: Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, Pair, and High Card.

How does betting work in Omaha Poker?

As with Hold’em, there are up to four rounds of betting: preflop, flop, turn, and river. Players can check, bet, call, raise, or fold depending on the action.

Can I play Omaha Poker online?

Yes, Ignition Poker has a full slate of Omaha tournaments, each with something different to offer.

What is a “wrap” in Omaha Poker?

A wrap is a straight draw where a player has five or more consecutive cards (two from the board, plus 3-4 hole cards), giving them multiple “outs” to complete their straight on the turn or river. A wrap can have anywhere from nine to 20 straight outs, depending on the cards in play.

Can I bluff in Omaha Poker?

Yes, bluffing is a fundamental part of Omaha strategy. However, because players get dealt four-hole cards instead of two like in Hold’em, it can be more difficult to accurately assess your opponent’s hand and whether it’s “safe” to bluff.

How important is position in Omaha Poker?

Position is very important in Omaha Poker, although not quite as important as in Hold’em. Being in late position allows you to see more cards and make better decisions.

What are some common mistakes to avoid in Omaha Poker?

Common mistakes in Omaha include playing too many hands, overvaluing small pairs, not considering the strength of your opponents’ hands, and not being aware of the board texture.