HORSE poker is a combination of 5 different limit poker games; Limit Holdem, Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Limit 7 Card Stud and Limit 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo. To play H.O.R.S.E you need a solid working knowledge of all the games which are included. Many players make the mistake of thinking they can play H.O.R.S.E poker only having a good knowledge of three of the five games. This is simply not the case and anyone who doesn’t know how to play Razz or any of the other games will get crushed when playing HORSE.
$50k WSOP H.O.R.S.E Event
The $50k WSOP H.O.R.S.E event was first introduced in 2006 and is known as the ‘World Championship H.O.R.S.E Event’. All of the top professional poker players consider H.O.R.S.E poker to be the true test of a players overall skill and ability. The tournament has only been played four times and the winners are as follows:
The World Series of Poker HORSE event is always a who’s who of poker and all the big names turn out for it hoping to be crowned the best all round poker player in the world. The $50,000 buy in really helps separate the men from the boys and as you can see from the previous winners the event is producing one hell of a star studded line up! If you want to play against the best in the world then the HORSE event at the WSOP will be where you find them.
The R in HORSE
The R in H.O.R.S.E stands for Razz and you better believe that if you can’t play Razz then your dreams of being good at H.O.R.S.E are over. The best H.O.R.S.E players accumulate their chips during the Razz poker and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo rotations. Generally speaking these two games are most players weakest which allows the pro’s to really capitalize. Want to brush up on your Razz game then visit our Razz strategy section. Having two weak rounds out of five really isn’t good enough and this is one of the main reasons why HORSE really does test the true abilities of any poker player.
Play H.O.R.S.E Online
H.O.R.S.E is a bit like Razz when it comes to player traffic, there isn’t that much of it. H.O.R.S.E is actually offered by most of the major online poker networks but if you’re serious about playing HORSE then you need to get over to Pokerstars or Full Tilt who have by far the best real money H.O.R.S.E poker traffic around as well as the best Razz traffic.
At peak times you can expect to see H.O.R.S.E poker cash games running on Pokerstars ranging from 10c/20c right up to $100/$200. Sit and go tournaments which start at $1.20 and run right up to $530 as well as multi table tournaments ranging from $3.30 right up to $215.
Sunday’s at 19:45 ET you can play the $20,000 guaranteed HORSE poker tournament on stars which has a $215 buy in. There are also daily $3k and $1.5k guaranteed HORSE tournaments running.