7 Card Stud Hi/Lo

 

7 Card Stud Hi/Lo


7 Card Stud is one of the most popular games played online. Stud is available in almost all poker rooms and in most cases there is a respectable amount of traffic at the tables. The game itself is very challenging and it's not very easy to learn and master. Most players tend to make a lot of strategic mistakes so learning proper 7 card stud strategy can be very profitable. Our 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo Poker Software allows you to boost your poker profits.

This variant of stud poker is usually played with between four and eight players and a standard deck of fifty two cards. Seven Card Stud uses ante rather than a blind. The players have to place the ante into the pot before the cards are dealt to them. This is a compulsory bet and everyone has to place it.

Antes vary depending on the limit of the game you are playing. Usually an ante is between five and ten percent of the games large bet. After the antes are placed, each player receives a card from the dealer till they have three cards each. The first two cards are dealt face down, while the third card is dealt face up. This portion of the hand is called the third street.

The player with the lowest up card is forced to make a bring in bet. If there is a tie for the lowest card, the tie is broken by suit. Clubs is the strongest, followed by diamonds, hearts and then spades as the weakest. The game proceeds in clockwise motion with each player having the option to fold call or raise.

The next round is the fourth street and the dealer gives each player another face up card. The round starts with the player who has the highest showing poker hand. The game continues to proceed in clockwise motion until all players have acted.

The fifth street play is similar to the fourth street play except that the players receive an additional face up card with play resuming with the player who has the highest showing poker hand. The main difference being that the betting amounts are higher.

The last round of play is called the river and all the players receive one final card face down. Play begins with the player who has the highest ranking poker hand. Once all players have had their chance to play, there is a showdown. The last player to bet or raise must reveal their cards first and then all challenging players can choose to either muck their hand in the event that cannot win, or they can reveal their hand if it is powerful enough to take the pot. The dealer then determines the winning hand and awards the player the pot.

In the last round of play, the dealer gives all remaining players one final card face down. Play begins with the player who has the highest ranking poker hand. Once all players have had the chance to act, there is a showdown. The last player to bet or raise must reveal their cards first and then all challenging players can choose to either muck their hand in the event that cannot win, or they can reveal their hand if it is powerful enough to take the pot. The dealer then determines the winning hand and awards the player the pot.