Quite a few professional poker players spend time playing H.O.R.S.E. Poker and with more and more live events offering H.O.R.S.E. Poker tournaments the amount of players playing the game is growing. Last year seen a number of very large H.O.R.S.E. Poker tournaments and some of the poker professionals stood out from the rest of the pros. There is no doubt a large number of great H.O.R.S.E. Poker players, but they all can’t make the list so I’ve compiled the top five players on my list. Many of the names you’ll recognize immediately, but you might not recognize a couple of the names on the list.
* Phil Ivey is one of the best if not the best poker player in the world all-around and has been for years now. Phil, who endorses www.FullTiltPoker.com has won a countless number of tournaments and he also competes regularly on the FullTilt Poker website where he does very well. Ivey has won over $1 million in H.O.R.S.E. Poker this past year alone and I’m sure he’s going to try and break the $2 million mark this year. He placed in many of the large HORSE Poker events including the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event and the H.O.R.S.E. event at WSOP Europe.
* Steve Sung is a very notable PokerStars player and although he isn’t as popular as some poker players he has a lot of talent. He has also won over $1 million this past year in H.O.R.S.E. Poker and he competes both in live events and online.
* Gus Hansen is another one of the Full Tilt Poker pros who can play any poker game and see great success. Whether it his aggressive nature or a bit of luck Hansen has done well in HORSE Poker and is definitely a player to watch if you like excitement and action.
* Patrik Antonius who is the most popular young gun in poker right now has been racking up the winnings in many poker games. He hasn’t had much practice playing HORSE Poker yet, but he has played the game and competed with the best players in the game. I expect Patrik will continue improving his game and soon will be one of the most feared H.O.R.S.E. Poker players.
* David Oppenhiem is a poker pro who doesn’t receive much media attention, but he has amassed a nice collection of winnings in H.O.R.S.E. Poker cash games this year at Full Tilt. He regularly is seen playing the high stakes cash game at FullTiltPoker.com and he has over a half million in winnings this past year at Full Tilt alone.
All of these players deserve to be on this list and over the past year we have seen them all do very well in the H.O.R.S.E. Poker live events and online cash games. There is no doubt there are many other great HORSE players as well as many up and coming players. The game hasn’t even gained its full momentum yet in the poker world and once more players begin playing the game and improving their skills I expect the competition to become tougher for these pros listed above.