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HORSE is a poker variant in which five types of poker are played in rotation in succession. All variants are played in fixed-limit form. The game type is usually changed as soon as the dealer button has finished a round or a predetermined number of hands have been played.

Poker variants

The name is derived as an acronym from the five different poker variants:


In the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas that was 50,000 $ HORSE until 2009 the tournament with the highest buy-in and next to the main event in which only No Limit Texas Hold'em is played, the most prestigious tournament because the players Required all-round skills.

Individual evidence

  1. HORSE Poker Rules on, accessed February 25, 2016