Stud Poker is played in two forms, you have 7 Card Stud Poker and 7 Card Stud Poker High / Low. Both are, as it were, exactly the same games with a few minor differences. 7 Card Stud Poker High / Low has the possibility to win with two hands. This means that you can win with both the highest hand and the lowest hand. How this works exactly is all listed below.
Before you start playing, players must wager an ante. This is a small percentage of your Stack that must be wagered by each player. The ante has been replaced for the Small and Big Blind which you usually have to bet on other idn poker variants.
In the first round, the players all receive two cards face down and one card that you receive face up. When each player has received their hand, they must choose to go or to fold. The player who has the lowest face-up card is the first to decide what to do. When someone comes along this is also called Bring-In. You add an amount to the existing pot.
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- Once everyone has bet, one face up card is dealt to all players, the fourth card. Each player currently has two open cards and two closed cards. The players who are still in the hand should then check who has the highest two cards (combination). In the event that two players have the same card value, they will check who is closest to the Dealer. This person may then start placing a Bet. At this time, the maximum limit of the table may be wagered.
- This continues until the fifth and sixth cards, which are dealt upside down again. Players are also allowed to bet or check with each new card. The last card is different. This is shared upside down again to the remaining players. So in the end you have two closed cards, then four open cards and finally one closed card. When all bets from all the various rounds have been completed, the Show-down takes place.
When you finally get to the Show-down, the remaining players should all show their cards to each other. At the moment there is a big difference in 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud High / Low. With the High / Low version you can win with the highest hand and the lowest hand. The best scenario for a player at a Show-down is if a player with a high and low hand wins both. When both the high and low hand combinations are in play, these two players split the pot. You can even get a split pot between four players if all of these players have the same hand value. The best Low hand A-2-3-4-5. Without one of these cards, you cannot win at the best Low hand.