Mixed poker games have become very popular in recent years, especially since the introduction of a $50,000 Championship H.O.R.S.E. event at the World Series. Our 8-Game Mix gives you the chance to play the following different poker games:
T - Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
H - Limit Hold’em
O - Limit Omaha Eight or Better (Hi/Lo)
R - Razz
S - Limit Seven Card Stud
E - Limit Stud Eight or Better (Hi/Lo)
H - No Limit Hold’em
A - Pot Limit Omaha
PokerStars 8-Game Mix is played with maximum 7 players players, with the game changing every six hands independently of number of players at the table (or every level in a tournament). The first six hands are Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, with Limit Hold’em next, and so on. When the last hand of Pot Limit Omaha is complete, the rotation goes back to Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and begins again. The game currently being played is displayed at the top of the table window, along with how many hands have been played so far.
Our 8-Game Mix differs to other mixed games like H.O.R.S.E, because it includes rounds of No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha, whereas most mixed games are played as limit only. When the game switches to the No Limit and Pot Limit section, the blinds and antes decrease accordingly to ensure the stakes remain consistent.
If you are unfamiliar with 8-Game Mix poker games, we recommend you try them out first to get a feel for how they’re played. You are always welcome to play on free poker tables at PokerStars, and sharpen your skills before playing real money poker.
The 8-Game Mix on PokerStars is a big hit with Team PokerStars Pro - in the video below Daniel Negreanu discusses the variations and passes on some handy tips.
Watch 8 Game Mix on PokerStars.tv
See the Poker Games page to find out more about each individual game.
Finally, if you like to play other Mixed Game variants, we recommend you check out our H.O.R.S.E. mix, another mix of popular poker games, or our Hold’em/Omaha games. These mixed games are a nice change of pace from the popular Texas Hold’em game, and they are also available in our poker tournaments selection.
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