This game is
certainly not for beginners. There is no general strategy for HORSE since
itís a combination of five poker games you have to be really familiar with
each one of them. Each of them has their own way of determining a winner.
For example, the winner in Eight or Better could be anyone who has the
higher card but anyone who has a card combination lower than eight is also
There are certain games that can have only one winner
while there are also some games that will have two winners. To be able to
enjoy HORSE, you have to make sure you know the general rules and the game
of poker inside and out.
HORSE stands for Holdem-Omaha/8-Razz-Stud-Eight or
Better Stud, and is played with limit betting. HORSE events are
considerably more complex if only because you need to know how to play
five different games. But beyond that, the necessity of shifting gears in
multiple ways, and the inclusion of the higher short-term skill games
makes HORSE a challenging tournament to master. You must be keenly aware
which game you are playing, and if the game has changed before you are
aware of it. This can be disastrous, if not quite embarrassing.
Please consider mastering the strategies of all these
games before attempting H.O.R.S.E. at any level.
Have fun and good luck