The Cash Game Festival Malta is partnering with the Malta Poker Championships for seven days of nonstop poker action on May 13-19 at the Portomaso Casino.
Cash Game Festival enthusiasts don’t have to wait for the next festival is they want to get in their Sviten Special fix, as the next Drawmaha Festival takes place on May 8-10 at the Hilton Tallinn Park and Olympic Park Casino in the heart of the Estonian capital of Tallinn as part of the upcoming Coolbet Open.
Rules of Sviten Special/Drawmaha
Many of those that have attended the Cash Game Festival are familiar with Sviten Special, which is also known as Drawmaha. If you aren’t familiar with this game it is a mix between five-card pot-limit Omaha and five-card draw.
The rules of the game may sound tricky at first but players catch on very quickly. A small blind and big blind are posted before every player in the hand is dealt five cards.
A round of betting takes place before the flop is dealt at which point a second round of betting takes place.
Here is where it gets a little tricky for newer players. After the second round of betting, players can choose to exchange anywhere from zero to five cards in their hand for new ones.
The new cards will be given to the players facedown except in the case where a player asks for one card. When this occurs it is face-up for everyone to see and the player has the option to keep it or ask for a new one. When they ask for a new one, this card is dealt face down.
A third round of betting then takes place after the turn card is dealt with a final round of betting taking place after the river. The player with the best five-card Omaha hand wins half the pot while the player that has the best five-card draw hand in their hand wins the other.
About the Drawmaha Festival and Coolbet Open
The Coolbet Open features 33 action-packed events from May 7-12 including the Coolbet Open €550 Main Event. During the last Coolbet Open, the Main Event set an attendance record for an event of this buy-in with the 589 entrants generating a massive €289,685 prize pool.
The Drawmaha Festival is a big part of the Coolbet Open. The highlight of the Drawmaha Festival is the Drawmaha Festival €220 Championship Event on May 9. The tournament provides plenty of action with long 30-minute blind levels. Players can re-enter one time during the four-level late-registration period or if things do not go well early on decide to surrender their stack and purchase a new one.
In addition, there will be nonstop Sviten Special cash games running throughout the Drawmaha Festival adding a fun vibe to the casino floor and giving players a rare chance outside the Cash Game Festival to enjoy this big action game.
Many players have already qualified for this event at Coolbet including Anders Dahl who shared with the Drawmaha Festival his high expectations.
“Since I love the game of Drawmaha and I know the venue is great I have high expectations,” said Dahl. “With the Coolbet Open running simultaneously the 24/7 action is certain!”
Don’t Forget About Malta!
The Cash Game Festival Malta takes place just after the Drawmaha Festival on May 13-19 at the Portomaso Casino. There will not only be plenty of Sviten Special to go around but cash game in many formats and stakes running around the clock. So whether you enjoy playing no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, Sviten Special or anything else, the Cash Game Festival Malta will be an amazing festival you won’t want to miss.
Every day during the festival, we will host two televised feature tables where any player can be a star under the lights and camera. The player that wins the biggest amount of big blinds at any of the feature tables during the festival will be crowned the Cash Game Festival Malta champion and receive a free package to the Cash Game Festival Tallinn on June 12-16. Head to the Cash Game Festival Malta registration page to reserve your spot.
The Cash Game Festival is well-known for its VIP hospitality package allowing like-minded poker players to have fun outside the casino. With the weather almost guaranteed to be perfect in Malta in May, you can be ready to be dazzled with something truly special. Email us at email@example.com if interested in joining us for what promises to be an amazing experience.
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