New poker variant at Pokerstars.

By RP, November 7, 2018

PokerStars have launched a new poker variant dubbed ‘Fusion’, a pot-limit hybrid of Hold’em and Omaha.

In Fusion, players are dealt two hole cards before the flop, just like in Hold’em. The twist occurs post-flop when remaining players are also dealt a third hole card face-down, magnifying the potential for making bigger and better hands.

On the turn, each player is again dealt another face-down hole card to complete their hand, finalising the transition from Hold’em to Omaha.

Just as in all Omaha variants, each player must use exactly two of their four hole cards, which they will receive regardless of whether they are all-in before all cards are dealt. This has a massive impact on strategy, with equities running much closer together, the operator said.

Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars believes Fusion brings a unique offering to the table, keeping it interesting for customers by giving them games they’ve never played before.

“Fusion mixes two well-loved formats together, giving an exciting twist to the game. We eagerly await player feedback and look forward to seeing everyone joining the tables and giving Fusion a try.”