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HOSE Poker Rules
This game is certainly not for beginners. There is no general strategy for
HOSE since itís a combination of four 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 a winner.
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 HOSE, you
have to make sure you know the general rules and the game of poker inside
HOSE stands for Holdem-Omaha/8-Stud-Eight
or Better Stud, and is played with limit betting. HOSE 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 HOSE 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.S.E. at any level.
Have fun and good luck