7 Card Stud Poker Rules
A well known poker game. All players are dealt 7
cards. Any 5 cards of the 7 are used to make the best poker hand. 7
Card Stud Poker starts with all players putting the ante
(predetermined amount) bet in the pot.
The players are dealt 3 cards. Two cards face down
and one card face up. The first round of calling, raising or folding
starts with the player holding the lowest face up card.
In the second round of betting every player is
dealt another face up card. The highest hand showing starts with
betting or checking.
Players are dealt another face up card in the
third and fourth betting rounds. Always the player with the highest
hand showing may start betting.
The remaining players are dealt the last poker
card face down in the fifth and last betting round.
The best hand wins the pot (or the hand that never gets called while
7 Card Stud
This variation is also called 7 Card Stud 8 or Better. The
difference is that the pot is split between the high hand and the
low hand. For the low hand the player needs to qualify first. The
poker hand with different numerical values in his poker hand from
Ace (lowest) through 8 qualifies. If 2 or more players qualify for
the low hand, the lowest card wins half of the poker pot. So the
best low hand would be "Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5".