8-game mixed poker
8-Game: The New Mixed Poker Game
When playing poker online there is now an option to join a new game, and its called 8-Game. 8-Game is an exciting and refreshing new mixed game and it's basically an “upgrade” of H.O.R.S.E.
With 8-Game, eight games are played, including all the familiar HORSE games, as well as Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, No limit Hold'em, and Pot Limit Omaha.
This game is up and coming and is growing in popularity very quickly and is a great addition to your poker game arsenal. At the moment only a limited number of people know the rules of all the available games and therefore it is a great game to profit from in the 8-game tournaments or cash games running at the moment (currently at PokerStars).
Making the most of your chances in games like this is just as important as with HORSE, and if you know where your strengths are then you should utilize these to the fullest.
Most people that play 8-game will know Texas Hold'em and Omaha games, but for people that are well adapted to playing RAZZ and 2-7 triple draw the money/chips can be made in these games. It might even be wise to let other people fight it out in other games and just pay a lot of attention to the games that you do play better in.
Games are changed every six hands in the cash games and blind limits in tournament play are time based.
If you are a seasoned HORSE player and getting slightly bored with the game (as many people are with Texas Hold'em for instance) then 8-Game offers a nice dimension to the online poker world. Having played a few of those tournaments it is clear that people are still trying to get to grips with the game, especially the addition of 2-7 triple draw (also known as Kansas City Low Ball).
The main difference with other games compared to 2-7 Triple Draw is that the Ace is high only and straights and flushes do not count for low hands. 2-3-4-5-6- therefore is a very bad hand in Triple Draw 2-7, with 2-3-4-5-7 being the nuts (not all the same suit).
If you get to terms with these rules easily then 8-Game mixed poker might be a game that is tailor made for you.
8-Game is currently available at PokerStars!