Fundamentals Of 7- Card-Stud

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Players of 7- Card-Stud at Betsson

Up to eight players can play at one table. In tournaments, however, more tables may be part of the tournament.

Betting structure of 7- Card-Stud at Betsson

7-Card Stud is played with an ante. An ante is a bet that all players are forced to post before the cards are dealt. 7-Card Stud is played as Limit poker.

Order of play of 7- Card-Stud at Betsson

1. All players pay the ante. The ante is normally 10% of the minimum bet. Consequently, the ante is $1 in a $10-$20 Limit game.

2. Every player is dealt three cards. Two of the cards are dealt face down and the third is dealt face up.

3. The player with the lowest visible card bets first. That player can choose between a half or a full bet. In the first round, a full bet is the lower number in the structure, for example $5 in a $5-$10 game.

4. Every player is dealt a fourth card face up.

5. The player with the highest visible hand bets first in the second round of betting. The bet is still the lower number in the structure. But if a player has an open pair, he has the option of betting the full amount, for example $10 in a $5-$10 game.

6. Every player is dealt a fifth card face up.

7. The player with the highest visible hand bets first in the third round of betting. From this round onwards, all bets are made with the higher number in the structure.

8. Every player is dealt a sixth card face up.

9. The player with the highest visible hand bets first in the fourth round of betting.

10. Every player is dealt the seventh and last card face down.

11. The player with the highest visible hand bets first in the last round of betting.

12. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. The hand is made with the best five cards out of the seven the player is holding.

If, contrary to expectation, all eight players remain in the hand when the last card is dealt, there will not be enough cards in the deck to give all players a seventh card. In this instance, only one last card is dealt face up on the table, as a community card.

7-Card Stud Hi/Lo

In 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo the pot is split between the highest hand and the best low hand, if there is a valid low hand. In order to be counted as a low hand, no card in the combined five-card hand can be higher than 8 or consist of a pair. Aces can be used for both high and low hands. When comparing the low hands, the hand wins that has the lowest high card. This means that 7,5,4,2,A will beat 8,4,3,2,A. It is possible for one player to win both the high and the low hand. The low hand can be a flush or a straight. Therefore, the best low hand is 5,4,3,2,A. If there is no valid low hand, the high hand wins the entire pot.

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