A Primer On Mixed Poker Games

January 11, 2015 :: Posted by - scott :: Category - Uncategorized

Mixed poker games are increasingly popular of late in both cash and tournament play undoubtedly due to the challenges and diversity they bring to poker. When game play toggles between hands, the game offers the chance to become expert at an assortment of poker types, thereby adding excitement, challenge and a great opportunity for players to hone their skills. Online and casino venues are increasingly including mixed poker in their game options. Below is a simplified description of the content you will find in most mixed poker games.

If you are new to the game of mixed poker, the first item on your agenda when sitting down at the table is to turn your attention to the games progression and understand the need for being flexible in your strategies. Under close observation, you will find that performing an analysis on no limit poker play, as an example, will not give the same results in pot limit poker as the play techniques will not follow the same methods. Mixed poker, then, demands that you be flexible in your calculations spanning all of the games.

HORSE Poker

Because of its role as a part of the World Series of Poker, HORSE has become the most-played mixed poker game type and is comprised of Holdem, Omaha (hi-lo), Razz, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud (hi-lo). The games are commonly changed out on the rotation of the button and thus requires an in-depth skill level of several types of poker. HORSE poker can be found at leading online poker sites and casinos as well as tournaments devoted solely to the game of mixed poker. Most players find HORSE to be arguably the game offering the biggest challenge because of its demands on a player to adapt strategies, reads and betting patterns on the fly depending on which game is currently being played. Professional players as well consider a HORSE tournament win as something that will remain with them forever. Read more…