8-Game Mix – Poker Games Combo for Fans
8-Game poker is rapidly becoming one of the most popular mixed poker games. It is currently only available online. The game comprises of a table with a maximum of 6 players. The game is played in 8 rounds. Each round consists of 6 hands of the different varieties of poker games. In a tournament, there is a slight variation. The rounds are time controlled which means that it may not be possible to play all 6 hands. There is one round of each of the following poker games played and this gives a total of 48 hands of cards played:-
- Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
- Limit Texas Hold ‘em
- Limit Omaha Eight or Better (Hi/Lo)
- Razz Poker
- Limit Seven Card Stud Poker
- Limit Stud Eight or Better (Hi/Lo)
- No Limit Texas Hold ‘em
- Pot Limit Omaha
Once the last round of Pot Limit Omaha has been played, the play is returned to Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and the whole process is repeated.
The rules that are applicable are those that relate to each of the 8 different games.
Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
At the end of the first round after 6 hands the pot is awarded to the player or players the best low scoring hand.
Limit Texas Hold ‘em
The betting is limited to 4 bets only.
Limit Omaha Eight or Better (Hi/Lo)
When the game is finished the pot is awarded to the player or players with the best high scoring hand and the player or players with the best low scoring hand.
When the pot is awarded it is the best low hand that wins. The game is also known as Seven Card Stud Low Only.
Limit Seven Card Stud Poker
The pot is awarded to the player or players with the best high hand and the player or players with the best low hand.
Limit Stud Eight or Better (Hi/Lo)
This is played exactly the same as a normal game but the pot is awarded to the player or players with the best high hand.
No Limit Texas Hold ‘em
No Limit Texas Hold ‘em is played the same way as normal but the betting differs – it is unlimited.
Pot Limit Omaha
This game is played the same as normal, but players play for the best high hand.
Whether he likes it or not, a man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other poker players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in poker, as in life.
Anthony Holden, author of Big Deal (1990)