H.O.R.S.E. Tournament Poker Rules
H.O.R.S.E. is an exciting poker rotation game in which players switch between a series of different poker variations. It has grown in popularity in recent years since the World Series of Poker introduced a H.O.R.S.E. tournament with a $50,000 buy-in in 2006.
In a H.O.R.S.E. tournament the following games are played:
H – Hold’em
O – Omaha
R – Razz
S – Seven Card Stud High
E – Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
If you are playing a regular H.O.R.S.E. rotation game then the type of game changes every time the dealer button makes a full round around the table. However, in H.O.R.S.E. tournament play, the type of game switches at the end of each round, or after a predetermined amount of time that has been set in the tournament rules.
It goes without saying that if you are thinking about entering a H.O.R.S.E. tournament you have to be very well versed in the poker world. You not only have to be familiar with all the rules of Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud High, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or better but you also have to understand the strategy for each of these games. The winner of a H.O.R.S.E. tournament is truly a poker master.
If you are looking for ways to prepare for a H.O.R.S.E. tournament then one of the best ways is by playing free poker games online. You’ll have to practice a lot to prepare yourself to play all five games. You also may want to participate in individual game tournaments to get used to playing each game in the tournament atmosphere. If you feel up to the challenge a H.O.R.S.E. tournament can be one of the most exciting and rewarding poker contests.