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Learn How To Play Poker

How to Play 7 Card Stud Poker

Using seven pocket (player’s) cards, try to make a five-card hand with a higher ranked value than the hands of all the other players.

Between two and eight players can play at the same 7-Card Stud table.

rule is abbreviation for Rules.

Dealing the Game of Seven Card Stud

Who Shows First?

In a live game, generally players who feel that they have a good opportunity to win a pot will show their hand voluntarily. However, in many instances, players all stare at each other wondering who will show their cards first. To avoid this situation, the game will employ the following standard rule:

rule The determination of which players cards will and must be shown first will lie with the player who had initiated the action or with the person, who had initiated the last bet, raise or re-raise.

This simply means that whoever created the last action on the river must show his/her cards first. If the player who had the action checked and all players checked, then the player who had the initial option to bet would show first. If a player checks and another player bets, then the player who bet will have his/her cards shown first. If a player checked, another bets and then another player raises, the raiser's cards will be shown first.

Who Wins?

rule In the poker room, as with all, "Cards Speak." That means the dealer will find the best 5-card hand on the table and declare it the winner based on the universal poker hand rankings.

rule It is theoretically possible that two or more players can hold the best five-card hand. If there is a tie between two or more players, then the dealer will "split" the pot equally between all the winning players.

$ 1-2 Through $20-40 Seven Card Stud Notable Rules

"Fixed Limit Games"

Most commonly called "fixed" limit games, this type of game limit structure is by far the most common betting structure you will find in the casinos. A fixed limit game is one in which each bet will remain consistent through several betting rounds and then change at some predetermined point in later rounds. All bets will remain equal to the posted table limit. For example, in a $5-10 Seven-Card Stud game, the bets will be as follows.

In the early betting rounds, a bet and any raises must be exactly $5. In later betting rounds, such as the last round, a bet and any raises must be exactly $10.

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