Seven Card Stud Poker Rules
Seven Card Stud Poker is a popular
game with poker players and one, which you will find being played
in all of the poker rooms online. It is slightly more difficult
for the beginner to be successful until they can read a hand of
cards fairly quickly and can work out what the other players may
be holding than Texas Hold Em but nonetheless is a great poker game
The basic Seven Card Stud Poker Rules is to make the
best 5-card hand using the players own three personal cards (hole
cards) and the four cards dealt to each player face up.
Initially playing seven card stud all of the players
must place an ante, the level is set by the card room, into the
pot. Some poker rules vary this slightly and a small blind and a
large blind are played instead.
The dealer then deals each player three cards, two
hidden and one which all of the other players can see. Following
this there will be a round of betting. During each betting round,
the players will each have to Bet, Check, Fold or Raise. The dealer
will then deal each player that has remained in the seven card stud
game another card face up for everyone to see. Another round of
betting follows this.
This continues until there are four cards dealt face
up, whereby, after another round of betting the dealer deals each
player with their last card. This card is dealt face down and hidden
from the other players.
At this point all players have seven cards, 3 hidden
and 4 in view of the other players. The last round of betting then
takes place and after the betting has completed, the players cards
are shown where it is determined who has the best hand. For the
ranking and values of hands, see our "Valuing a Poker Hand"
page in the menu at the right.
During the Showdown, the players use any of the seven
cards dealt to make up the best hand of five cards.The player with
the best hand then takes the value of the pot. If two players have
the same value of hand then the pot is equally split.
These Seven Card Stud poker rules are intended as
a guide only and slight differences may be apparent in some poker
rooms, but the rooms offering seven card stud in this site, stick
to these rigidly. If, when your playing, you need to clarify the
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