How to Play Big Bet Mix Poker
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What is the Big Bet Mix
Big Bet Mix is a poker format that usually features several "big bet" disciplines of poker played on rotation. Big bet means that these games are played either no-limit or pot-limit.
Here we go over the poker rules for the Big Bet Mix.
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What Events are in the Big Bet Mix?
Although there is no set Big Bet Mix, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Big Bet Mix comprises of the following seven disciplines:
- Big O (5 Card Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better)
- No-Limit Hold’em
- No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
- Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- No-Limit 5-Card Draw High
- Pot-Limit Omaha
- Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
The Poker Masters Big Bet Mix is comprised of just three disciplines: No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha and No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Other big bet games that might be included in other mixes include Pot Limit Badugi and Pineapple Hold'em, to name but a few.
How to Play the Big Bet Mix
It is especially important that you pay attention to what game you are playing, although that is often made easier by the number of cards you are receiving, with two for Hold'em, four for Omaha and five for 2-7 Draw, 5 Card Draw or 5 Card Omaha.
As with other Mixed Games, it's also important to gauge your opponents' strengths and weaknesses. Try and isolate players in games they are weaker in and avoid players who seem to be particularly dominant in one game or even several.
Big Bet Mix at the WSOP
The origins of the Big Bet Mix come from cash games, especially high stakes ones, where players wanted to enjoy this certain mix of games.
Eventually, in 2017, Big Bet Mix was included at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for the first time with a $2,500 buy-in event.
Since then the tournament has grown year on year from 179 players in 2017, to 218 players in 2019.
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