How To Play H.O.S.E.
Monday, 17. May 2010

H.O.S.E. is a popular variety of mixed games and is exactly the same as H.O.R.S.E. except for the fact that Razz is not included as one of the poker variations. With the inclusion of H.O.R.S.E. in the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP), mixed games have enjoyed a sharp rise in popularity. Mixed games such as H.O.S.E. provide an excellent opportunity for poker players to showcase their overall poker prowess.

H.O.S.E. is an acronym for a series of 4 different poker variations:

Hold’em (Texas Hold’em)
Omaha Hi/Lo
Stud (Seven Card Stud)
Eight or better (Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo)

A session of H.O.S.E. is made up of rounds of each of its component games. Depending upon the online poker room a player frequents, a round will generally be made up of several hands. A session of H.O.S.E. begins with a round of Limit Texas Hold’em, then a round of Omaha Hi/Lo, then a round of Seven Card Stud and finally a round of Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo. Once the round of Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo concludes, the session goes back to Limit Texas Hold’em and so it continues.

Each derivation of poker is governed its own rules and thus requires a different strategy. Mixed games such as H.O.S.E allow the “Jack of all trades, master of none” players to truly shine and give them an opportunity in being a Jack of all trades to be a master of one.

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