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One of around 20 different card games you can play online, Courchevel - named after a French Alps ski resort - is an Omaha variant where players are dealt 5 cards and see one community card preflop as a preview of the flop. 

Courchevel can be played Heads Up (2 players), 6 Max (up to 6 players) or Full Ring (up to 10 players), and made its online debut on PokerStars in Spring 2013.

Courchevel Rules - Preflop

Preflop each player is dealt five hole cards. As in Omaha the Small Blind and Big Blind make forced bets and action starts left of the Big Blind. The first flop card is dealt preflop.

How to Play Courchevel - Preflop

Hero calls a 3x raise with 3♦ 2♥ J♣ 9♣ 8♣ in the BB with the 8♠ already on the board.


On the flop three community cards are dealt. As in Omaha action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Courchevel - On the Flop

Hero makes two pairs with a backdoor flush draw as the J♦ and 5♣ are dealt out. Action goes check/check.


On the turn one more community card is dealt.

How to Play Courchevel - On the Turn

Hero leads on the 2♦ turn and is called.


On the river one final community card is dealt.

How to Play Courchevel - On the River

Hero check/calls the K♦ river.


After all betting rounds the last aggressor turns his hand face up if called. Any player with the winning hand must also reveal their cards in order to claim the pot.

How to Play Courchevel - Showdown

Villain shows A♥ 3♣ K♠ Q♣ 5♥ for a higher rivered two pairs, Kings and Fives. Villain wins the pot minus rake.

How to Play Omaha Hold'em - Hand Example

See the hand above played out on the PokerStars test client prior to Courchevel being launched.

 Play Courchevel online free online only on PokerStars.