Definition of courchevel
courchevel is a little-known and not very common poker variant. It is a variant of Omaha in which one receives 5 starting cards preflop instead of 4 as in the classic Omaha variant. The other difference with Omaha is that the first card of the flop is free, meaning that it is visible to all players after the blinds. It is then said that the courchevel has an flopet or pacifier of a single face-down card. As for the rest of the hand flow, it's just like in a classic Omaha game. The first card of the flop will be flipped over before the betting starts.
Interested in courchevel?
If you're a Hold’em or Omaha player and are looking for a new variation to take your mind off things, this is probably not a variation we would suggest. First of all, it's quite unsettling since it's unique and not very common. In addition, the relative strength of the hands will have to be reviewed if you were a Hold’em player, and a Hold’em hand as a top pair is a relatively strong hand. At courchevel, since everyone has 5 cards, the average hand strength is much higher. Do your homework before you start!