Playing 7 Card Stud - Rules


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Contrary to Texas Holdem and Omaha, 7 Card Stud does not employ community cards. There are no blinds in Stud, either. The action begins with the dealer handing each player three cards. Two of these cards are dealt face down and one face up. The player who has the lowest face-up card will pay the bring-in. If there are two players with equally low face-cards, suit is used to make the difference. In this respect, clubs are the lowest, then come diamonds, hearts and spades.
If you have a 2 of spades and someone else has a deuce of clubs, rest assured you won’t be the one to pay the bring-in. Since the bring in is considered an open, the person on the immediate left of the player who posted the bring-in cannot check.

Seven Card Stud is sometimes played without a bring-in. In that case, the person to begin the first betting round, is the player holding the highest up-card. In this instance, suit is no longer considered for breaking ties, the guy who comes up first in clockwise direction, begins the betting. As soon as the first betting round is over, the dealer burns a card and then hands each player another card, (their 4th) face up. The following betting round is begun by the player with the best showing partial poker hand. Since there are only two cards showing at this stage in front of each player, straights and flushes do not count toward determining the highest hand.

The second betting round is followed by a third up-card. The whole betting-process is repeated, and the guy with the best partial poker hand acts first again. The fourth up-card (the sixth card for each of the players) is followed by betting again, and then the last card, dealt face-down.
The last betting round is followed by the showdown, where the player holding the best poker hand made out of the seven cards he has, wins.