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Bomb Pot Example on Live Stream

A bomb pot is a hand where each player agrees to place a predetermined bet amount into the pot before the hand is dealt. There is no other betting allowed before the flop. Once the dealer puts the flop out players resume the hand in normal fashion.

First documented around 2009 in Sacramento, CA at the Casino Royale (by EY, Erle, Mailman, Columbian Paul, Matt G, AC Danny, and HK who is featured in the attached video winning one of the largest bomb pots streamed at 5/5).

The purpose of the bomb was originally a fun conclusion to a game. However it became a way to create action within a game. It soon spread to Reno, the rest of California, Vegas, and the rest of the world. It has become tradition to do one on each dealer change. Some games even have a separate button that rotates just for the bomb pot so that each player has a chance to be in position for the bomb pot. When the regular button and bomb pot button are in the same place some degenerates do something call an eclipse which doubles the normal bomb pot bet.

A bomb pot is a hand where each player agrees to place a predetermined bet amount into the pot before the hand is dealt. There is no other betting allowed before the flop. Once the dealer puts the flop out players resume the hand in normal fashion. First documented around 2009 in Sacramento, CA…

Bomb Pot Strategy

Hi All – I’m playing in a card room that runs bomb pots once per orbit and wanted to see if anyone has some general strategy resources. I’m playing on the principle looking for stronger relative hand strength (i.e. nutted hands), and playing for both sides of the pot, but was wondering if anyone had more specific recommendations.

Here’s a sample hand from last night that I’m a little tilted by. Let me know your thoughts.

7-handed bomb pot with $5 ante ($35) – Effective stacks $350
Flop 1: K93r
Flop 2: 865 – two clubs

Hero is on the button with 93o, checks to Hero who bets $20
SB calls, MP calls

Turns ($75):
K93 + 10o
865 + Jh

Checks to Hero who bets $25, SB raises to $75, MP folds, Hero?

Hero actually calls, Rivers ($225):
K93T + T
865J + 3d

V bets $75, Hero folds

Comments

My fundamental strategy would be not to play, but.

With everyone seeing two flops, I don’t think it’s necessary nor feasible to play for both sides, although once the field is thinned I guess you have to have some 2-way prospects to avoid getting freerolled.

The biggest strategy adjustment to playing actual poker is that with everyone seeing the flop and an overlay from the dead money, the winning hands are going to be huge and weird and opponents will (probably incorrectly) peel the flop lightish. The latter is an extrapolation from my experience with badly played double-board Omaha variants. You’re much better placed to know if this occurs in your game.

With this in mind I think your turn line is less than ideal.

Bomb pots are a beautiful thing, as you will have to play unprotected by the simple heuristics nearly all players lean on and think of, mistakenly, as a special skill.

The problem here is that you are betting merged on one board and poled on the other, meaning you should fold in aggregate once you bet.

Bomb pots and especially double row are great for the game. They generate extra action, extra action, and extra fun.

With double row, it helps to have a basic understanding of split pot games. You want to play with hands than can scoop(win both boards)

Bomb pots and especially double row are great for the game. They generate extra action, extra action, and extra fun.

With double row, it helps to have a basic understanding of split pot games. You want to play with hands than can scoop(win both boards)

Right, so this sort of makes sense for PLO, but that’s something of a unicorn in NLHE isn’t it?

I should probably just button it if this is another “fun” thing.

Hi All – I’m playing in a card room that runs bomb pots once per orbit and wanted to see if anyone has some general strategy resources. ]]>