It’s unofficial H.O.R.S.E. day in SCOOP 2019.

So-called (unofficially) because there are three H.O.R.S.E. tournaments on the schedule today. Buy-ins for Event 44 start at $11 (trot), then reach $109 (canter) before peaking at $1,050 (gallop).

Like 8-Game, which featured yesterday, H.O.R.S.E. is one of those games that immediately bestows a kind of super power onto those that play it.

It’s a tough one. It requires skill in all five games, and the ability to adapt to ever new situation.

But while that might be enough to put off the uninitiated, there’s a lot about it that should tempt you into the saddle.

For one thing, it has three fewer variants than 8-Game. Statistically speaking that makes it three-eighths less scary.

There’s also that badge of honour.

Those letters… H O R S E. They don’t just stand for Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Stud and Eight of Better. They bestow subliminal hero status on those taking the game by the horns… make that reins.

Which is why for today only, and for no other reason than you can’t do this to a Progressive KO, we’re rearranging the unofficial H.O.R.S.E. Day into H.E.R.O.S Day (we’re ignoring the missing E).

There will be no celebrations. No giveaways or bunting. They wouldn’t want that. Instead, it will be a gentle nudge to those who might never have tried an event like this, to give it a go.

If you want to join in on H.E.R.O.S. day, and let some of that status rub off on you, you can.

There’s an $11 tournament starting now on PokerStars with a $25,000 guarantee.

It’s just started but late registration is open for three hours.

Now go to it. You magnificent thing.

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