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Omaha8 w 1/2 kill - Fri Dec 20, 2002, 02:08 PM
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How exactly does this kind of game work? Who does it favor? When is 1/2 kill posted and who posts it?
 
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Fri Dec 20, 2002, 02:17 PM
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i don't know about a 1/2 kill but a kill is when the pot is a certian amount then the next hand is double limits.

EX: in a 5/10 holdem w/kill when the pot gets to $100 the next hand is 10/20 game, and the person who won the pot posts the $10. only advantage i see is to bust me out earlier, i mean get the pots up.
 
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Fri Dec 20, 2002, 03:40 PM
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Half kill works the same way as a full kill. The only difference is that instead of the limits doubling (as in a full kill), limits go up by half. So, if you're playing 10/20 and someone scoops, the next hand would be played at 15/30, and the person who scooped would post a $15 kill blind.

Chris
 
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Fri Dec 20, 2002, 03:44 PM
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In Omaha 08, with a half kill. Depending on the limit..there is a set $ amount that the pot must be to be considered a kill pot, usually 10Xs the BB. When one player scoops the pot, and it is the required amount, they are given the "kill" button and must post a kill blind, on the next hand. For example, in 4/8 with 1/2 kill, the posted kill would be $6. The next hand the betting then becomes $6/12 with the person posting a kill having an option when the action reaches them. The blinds are still posted, $2 and $4 (unless the person with the kill button is one of the regular blinds, in which case the "kill" blind takes the place of the regular blind). Some places start the action in the hand from the kill blind, and some start at the normal place, off the BB. If it is started off the BB, it is still $6 to call, even tho the BB has only posted the regualr $4 BB.
If the pot in any hand is split, for whatever reason. Hi/Lo or tied, there is no kill and the betting stays at the regular limit.
Hope this info helps.

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O/8 with 1/2 kill - Fri Dec 20, 2002, 03:47 PM
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Maga,

This is a system to satisfy the majority of players in a poker room.

Many times you may not have enough players for either a 4/8 or 6/12 blinds games. Some want 4/8 blinds & the others want 6/12.
This meets both requirements and keeps game in action. :wink:

The game starts 4/8 with 1/2 kill. In Omaha, if one player scoops (wins whole pot, usually 10x's BigBet [10x8 = $80] or other set amount ), the next hand escalates the betting limits to 6/12. Each time the pot is scooped the kill level continues. The SB and BB would continue as usual but the kill-pot winner would put up the kill blind of $6 (usually gets last action on pre-flop betting). 8)

This keeps a game in your room. It gives you a chance to try a slightly higher limit without fully commiting to a higher buy-in structure. The advantage is to the player that catches repeat winning hands. Most all kill pots are larger than non-kill pots. The kill stimulates action in the game. :idea:
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2002, 12:20 AM
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the kill pot IS GREAT when u are the one winning it
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2002, 02:00 AM
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Buschman,
10Xs the BigBlind (which is the number used) in 4/8 would be $40..making a kill pot $40.

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