That Sound You Hear is Me … Exhaling

by Lou on March 26, 2010

Yesterday was a banner day. After two years of false starts, laziness, and a general inability to get things done, Mark Tenner and I finally finished the manuscript for the second edition of Winning Omaha/8 Poker, which will be retitled when it appears in the book stores as Mastering Omaha/8 Poker.

We added a bunch of new material, including chapters on pot-limit Omaha/8, split pot games, tournament play, short-handed games, and high-stakes Omaha/8. Much of this wasn’t really needed when we initially wrote Winning Omaha/8 poker in 2003, but the Internet moved the game along into a new era and seven years later it was really necessary to deal with all these issues in order to keep our book as comprehensive as possible.

We tried to incorporate the thinking of some of the world’s best Omaha/8 players, and lengthy discussions were held with Linda Johnson, Brent Carter, Mark Gregorich, Annie Duke and Mike Caro to insure they had a chance to comment and correct our ideas and add some of their own.

It took time, but the end product will be well worth it. While there have been a plethora of hold’em books in the years since Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP main event and stood the poker world on its head, and Internet poker grew from being a quaint little in-groupy kind of thing to a burgeoning phenomenon that shows no signs of abating, there hasn’t been much written about Omaha/8.

So we think we’re gonna fill a real gap in the Omaha/8 knowledge base when this book is released sometime this summer. It will be published by ConJelCo, and I’ll keep you all updated as we progress to a firm publication date.

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