Seven Card Stud is another variation of poker less known than Texas Hold’em or Omaha, but it remains very popular in the United States, it is a variation which is generally played between two to eight players and especially in the cash games, the ranking of hands and often the same as in Texas Hold’em or Omaha with betting rounds of six game phases in which each player receives two private cards and one face up card, the player with the best combination wins the game according to the rules and betting rounds and the highest 5-card combination wins the game.
The rules of Seven Card Stud
In a game of Seven Card Stud six phases of play are played, during the first round each player receives two private cards and one visible “Third Street” card. The player with the lowest visible card is the “bring in” and he must make another bet, the bids can start with the player with the highest card who can check, the suits are taken into account in the case where there are two high cards with the same values the order of the suits is spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs.
Seven Card Stud poker
A second round can begin with the dealing of a new “4th Street” card and the player with the two highest face up cards can check or place a bet.
A third turn starts with a new “Fifth Street” card and always the player with the best combination can start for the next “6th Street” turn.
The last round is a private “Seventh Street” card after this last card, the players to the left of the dealer must show his hands, or the last player to have bet in the case of two players remaining in the game, the player with the better five-card combination wins the game or
Some tips for Seven Card Stud
To optimize his chances in a game of Seven Card Stud, the player must carefully observe the exposed cards and remain focused during the turns of the game, be patient because the game requires many more patients than other poker variations, play with a aggressive strategy to destabilize other players and make them fold, and finally play live hands with great values.