Stud Poker: 7 more versions
This lesson covers more stud poker versions. At Learn Poker
Program 2, there
are lessons for 7-card and
expand your knowledge and education, Gambling Teachers lists 7
additional versions with an introduction and how-to-play each game.
Each player is dealt 1 or more cards face down when playing the game,
while the balance of the hand is dealt face up.
exciting challenge of stud poker vs. draw poker is that with some cards
shown, each player’s goal is to determine their opponents’ hands and
bet and/or bluff accordingly.
After all hands are dealt, a betting round occurs before dealing
is played more than draw poker because increased betting rounds in turn
increases the pot size. Thus, big money will always attract more poker
players online and off.
We begin this list of 7 game versions with 5-card stud that is equal in
popularity to 7-card.
1) 5-Card Stud
can accommodate 2-10 players. There is no ante in some 5-card stud
games and betting minimums/standards are established before play.
hands are dealt 1 card down and 1 card up and the highest card up
places the first bet. For each betting round thereafter, the player
with the best poker hand face up makes the call to bet, fold
check. If two players show equally best hands, the player
nearest the dealer's left makes the first call.
more cards are dealt face up in 3 separate rounds of play followed by a
betting round for each to those players remaining in the game after
Any player who folds must turn all cards face down. The dealer states
the first bettor by recognizing their highest hand.
For example, Ace King bets
. Players in the game at the end before
final betting will have received 5 cards—4 cards up and 1 card down.
a large number of players and a shortage of cards, the 5th or last card
may be dealt face up and become the community card for all
Players in the game after the final betting round reveal their hole
card to determine the higher hand and winner of the game.
2) Last Card Down
Comparable to 5-Card Stud, but the 5th card dealt is face down instead
of face up.
3) Last Card Optionally Down
to 5-Card Stud, but a player can turn up their hole card before the
final round is dealt and request that the 5th card be dealt face down.
4) Mexican Stud
an interesting twist for this game version, players are dealt their
first 2 cards face down, at which time; they pick 1 card to be shown
face up. Once selected, the other hole card is now wild and betting
proceeds. A 3rd card is dealt and another pick is determined by the
player as to which of these 2 cards will be revealed and which card is
wild, followed by a betting round.
This picking method and betting continues until each remaining player’s
hand holds 1 wild card with 4 cards showing.
unique feature of this game is that the wild card held by an
individual player is also wild for all other cards of the same rank.
The winner of the game is determined after the final betting round when
all cards are shown.
5) 6-Card Stud
are dealt an additional card face down after the fourth betting round
in a departure from regular 5-Card Stud. After the last betting round,
the player then picks 5 of 6 cards as their best hand.
6) 7-Card Flip
to 7-card stud, this stud poker version begins with 4 cards dealt face
down to every player. Players then reveal 2 of the 4 cards dealt. After
a betting round, the game continues in the same fashion as 7-Card
Stud--2 cards up and 1 down each of which is followed
second 7-Card Flip version utilizes the following sequence of cards
dealt accompanied by a betting round afterwards. 2 cards-one up and one
down then 2 cards-one up and one down then again—2 cards- one up and
one down and finally one card face down.
The player tosses one up
card and one down card at which time 5 cards remain—2 up and 3 down.
After final betting, the winner is the best 5-card hand.
7) 8-Card Stud Poker
Players are dealt an additional card either up or down as determined by
the dealer in a departure from regular 7-Card Stud.
Gambling Teachers offers 2 more lessons about Stud Poker.
Stud Poker Basics lesson
Stud advanced lesson
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