What's 8-Game mixed?
8-Game mixed tests your poker acumen in eight different games. You really have to be a well-rounded player in order to succeed at 8-Game mixed.
Here is how 8-Game is played:
- Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
- Limit Hold'em
- Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
- Limit Seven-card Stud
- Limit Stud Hi/Lo
- No limit Hold'em
- Pot-limit Omaha
How to play 8-Game mixed?
You can play 8-Game Mixed two ways. Intervals can change after the end of a complete orbit (typically 8 hands), or it can be played in a set amount of time (e.g. format switches every 20 minutes). Typically 8-Game mixed tournaments are timed intervals.
If you think it's important to know how to play all five games of HORSE, it's even more crucial that you're proficient in all eight games.
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