Seven Card Stud is a classic poker game, but to master it can take a lifetime. In Seven Card Stud seven cards are dealt to each player during the hand, but only the best five card hand of each is used to determine who is the winner. Check the poker hands classification for Seven Card Stud.
Unlike in Texas Hold’em and Omaha , Seven Card Stud is usually played with a limit betting structure, where bets are predetermined in fixed increments.
For example, in a € 2 / € 4 limit game, bets are made in increments of € 2 in the first two betting rounds, and in € 4 increments in the next three betting rounds. Currently, Poker Stars does not offer Stud pot limit or no limit games.
Seven Card Stud Rules
Before starting a game of Seven Card Stud, all players must put a nominal amount (the exact amount varies depending on the game, and is displayed in the window where the title of the table is shown). This expense is necessary to be delivered in one hand. For example, the ante is € 0.10 in a € 1 / € 2 game.
Each player is dealt three cards, two of them face down and one face up. The player with the lowest exposed card is the bring-in, and is obliged to be the first to act. Players must make another nominal bet (the exact amount re-depends on the game) or, if they prefer, a full bet on the minimum raise. The action continues clockwise at the poker table until the betting round is over.
Each player now receives another exposed card, known as “Fourth Street.” The first player to act is one who has the best poker hand visible on his exposed cards. For example, a player with the pair of exposed kings acts first, if no other player shows a pair of aces or a higher hand. This player can pass or bet the smaller fixed amount (for example, € 2 in a € 2 / € 4 game). Please read the “Additional Stud Situations and Rules” section below for an exception to this rule.
There is a betting round.