Short Deck Poker has recently seen a rise in popularity, largely thanks to streamed nosebleed games featuring big names like Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan. Recognizing the format’s rising popularity, WPT Global is serving up short deck action around the clock. If this is not enough, you can always turn things up a notch and join the Bomb Pot SD Tables.
As if Short Deck were not action-packed enough on its own, these games feature “bomb pots” about five times an hour (every 12 minutes). At the start of a bomb pot hand, eight antes are taken from every player at the table and placed in the pot before the cards are dealt.
At a full 6-max table, there will thus be 50 blinds in the middle, meaning players will have plenty of reasons to get involved, even with subpar hands. And in a game where equities run close as it is, this is the perfect way to generate some crazy action.
If you are unfamiliar with this format and do not feel comfortable jumping in at the deep end, WPT Global features an excellent range of Short Deck stakes so that you can test the games at the micro stakes first. We can promise they are a lot of fun, but you should expect some insane variance.