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Not HORSEing around: fun stuff

Discussion in 'Poker Stories and Bad Beats' started by BigKyle, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. BigKyle

    BigKyle Well-Known Member

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    I played in a fun HORSE tourney tonite, the first time I had ever played in a live one. $20 buyin, 14 players, top 3 paid 140-80-60. Finished 3rd and was fairly pleased with that. Anyone who is thinking about starting a HORSE game or learning to play, I cannot recommend it enough. The games are so much different from NLHE and PLO, and they make you think so much more. I have played so little of the H,O,R, and E games, but just by playing tight and smart I grew my stack, mainly by winning a couple nice studEight pots. I won two big pots with these hands

    studEight
    My cards: (7x6x) 7x5x7x3x (Ax) = Scoop

    studEight
    My cards: (5d3d) Ax6dAd2x (Jd) = Scoop

    Then the busto hand came up in a round of studEight. I was allin on 4th with
    (4x2x) Ax8x
    and proceeded to catch Jack, Queen, Ten, and lose to jacks up. All in all a fun game, and I will definitely play more HORSE in the future. You should too.
     
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  2. abby99

    abby99 Admin / Chip Magpie
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    Ah, another convert! W00t! Welcome!

    I'm so glad that you enjoyed your first live HORSE tournament. What structure did you use?
     
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    Welcome to the HORSE club

    tons of fun - and the game where skill takes over a lot of the time (much tougher for a donkey to felt you , though they can put a hurt on)

    I was jonesing last night - they did not have the P* HORSE games going :cry:. Had to resort to a PLO for my late night tourney fix and was sent home on the bubbly by the all powerful AJJJ hand (hey - the A was sooooooted).

    Online - FT has a $24ish that goes off at ~ 9 central ($4K guarantee) that usually ends at 1`ish. You can usually clear half of the field with a workable stack by simply playing tight.

    Stars has both a 100 and 1 (think it is $1- definitely a low limit game) that go off at 8:45 nightly . The 100 is a TOUGH game (pearljammer is a regular along with several other names that stop by occasionally).
     
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  4. BigKyle

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    3000 chips, started with 25-50 blinds and 50-100 limits. Games changed and blinds, limits, etc. went up every 20 minutes. Most of the rounds we were 7-handed we were able to get a full rotation of the game in. All in all I thought it was pretty reasonable but I am sure there could be improvements.
     
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