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High Stakes HORSE Tables at Full Tilt Poker

by Poker Team

Most casual poker players play either Pot Limit Omaha or some type of Texas Hold’em variant. However, world class players, the best of the best, play in virtually all forms of poker. It should come as no surprise then that over the past couple of years, fixed-limit H.O.R.S.E.has gained in popularity among the game’s elite as they further distance themselves skills wise from the rest of the poker world. Not surprisingly, the man who many believe to be the best poker player of them all, Phil Ivey is a tremendous H.O.R.S.E player. For those who may not know, H.O.R.S.E consists of a rotation of the following games:


H: Hold’em
O: Omaha
R: Razz
S: Seven Card Stud High
E: Seven Card Stud high-low 8 or better

Phil Ivey is tremendous at all of these games, and during a late session over on Full Tilt Poker,> Ivey proved just how skilled he is at all the games by booking one of the most profitable online sessions ever seen.

Ordinarily, most of the top online players converge in the nosebleed stakes games in Pot Limit Omaha or No-Limit hold’em. However, players decided to follow Gus Hansen over to one of the H.O.R.S.E tables. This year has been brutal for Hansen as he has lost over $2 million online so far and has been doing particularly badly as of late. So the top pros were chomping at the bit to try to take a shot at him at the mixed game, which is definitely not his forte. Hansen was up to the challenge as the best of the best converged on his table and though he played over 2,500 hands, he didn’t do all that badly as he managed to lose just $68,000.

The star of the show was Mr. Ivey as he took on all comers and won over $1.1 million for the night. Some of his unfortunate losing opponents were Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond who lost nearly a half million dollars, Tom “durrrr” Dwan who lost $343,000, and Chau Giang and David Oppenheim who los approximately a quarter million each.

Suffice to say, Ivey won’t mind seeing this lineup continue stepping into his own personal playground.

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