HORSE Poker Rules
HORSE is probably one of the most difficult online poker games. And it will become even more difficult to master. This happens because you have to know the rules and strategies of the different types of poker variations (Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Eight or Better – Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo).
Since the number of poker variations that you have to master in order to play it is so high, there will be many important tips and tricks that you should know. Beginners may not enjoy the game of HORSE poker as much as someone who is able to fully understand all the parts that make up this game of poker. HORSE managed to attract a lot of attention thanks to the fact that it is played in major online tournaments. HORSE also managed to attract more attention when it was added to the World Series of Poker in 2006. The buy-in for the event was $50,000, which represents the largest amount you would ever have to pay to enter a tournament from the WSOP.
Today there are many online poker rooms that offer HORSE games, along with the HOSE game, which is a version of HORSE that does not include a Razz (Seven Card Low Stud) round.
To play the game HORSE Poker, you have to play 5 rounds. Where each round will include one of the following games:
R: Razz (seven card stud low)
S: Seven card stud
E: Eight or Better (Seven card stud high/low)
When you are about to play a game of HORSE rotation, the type of game you are playing will change each time the dealer will make a full spin. If you are playing a HORSE tournament, you will notice that the game will change when the round is about to end. All of this will happen in the online HORSE tournaments after a set period of time.
HORSE poker games will not be available as No Pot Limit or No Limit, so this means that all games will be played at a predetermined fixed limit.
How to play HORSE Poker depends on the place where you will try this game. This means you have to check in advance whether the game will be played according to the dealer button or the clock. This way you will have the opportunity to know exactly when the next round with the next type of poker variation is coming. Games where the type of poker variation will change according to the dealer button are also known as HORSE rotation games. If you are a beginner, you should definitely be able to know the game of all five variations of poker before you actually start playing, as you won’t have too much time to study the game once the HORSE tournament has started.
Most of the players you can find in HORSE poker games are experienced poker players. These people find the interesting fact that they can play a game where 5 different variations of poker are mixed. The novice player may enjoy playing the game of HORSE poker because this way he will have the opportunity to try all the poker games and practice at the same time.
Not all online poker rooms currently offer HORSE poker, this is why if you are looking for this type of game you should look for a website that offers it.