H.O.R.S.E. is a form of
pokercommonly played at the high stakes tables of casinos. It consists of rounds of play cycling among:
*Texas Hold 'em,
*Omaha eight or better,
*Seven card Stud, and
*Seven card stud Eight or better.
H.O.R.S.E. is a limit game, including hold 'em. However, in some tournament situations (such as the
2006 World Series of Pokerevent), the final table is no-limit hold 'em.
A H.O.R.S.E. tournament was held at the
World Series of Pokerin 2004 when it was won by Scott Fischman. The 2006 World Series H.O.R.S.E. tournament had a record-setting $50,000 entry fee and was won by Chip Reese. The $50,000 buy-in tournament returned for the 2007 WSOP, along with seven satellite events with a $2,250 buy-in whose winners earned seats into the $50,000 buy-in event. The $50,000 event was won by poker professional Freddy Deeb. Separate H.O.R.S.E. events with $2,500 and $5,000 buy-ins were also on the 2007 WSOP program. The 2008 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E event was won by Scotty Nguyen.
C.H.O.R.S.E adds Chowaha or Crazy Pineapple to the mix. This is convenient at such team events as
BARGE, when it helps to have as many stud games as flop games. C.H.O.R.S.E.L adds lowball. [ [http://www.poker1.com/mcu/pokerdictionary/mculib_dictionary_c.asp#32924 Official Dictionary of Poker] by Michael Wiesenberg]
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