Best Poker Sites for 2010

Seven Card Stud Rules

Seven Card Stud is a form of stud poker that had been the most popular form of poker until the recent popularity of Texas holdem. Despite the fact that Texas holdem has become the most popular poker card game, seven card stud is still a very popular game that is still played in both online and brick and mortar casinos.

How to Play Seven Card Stud

In order to play Seven Card Stud, each player receives two cards that are face down as well as one card that is dealt face up. Each player than places a bet paced upon the cards that he or she has received, with the person with the highest card placing his or her bid first. The bidding then moves around the table in a clockwise fashion.

Betting in Seven Card Stud

After betting is completed, each player receives another face up card. Betting then starts with the person showing the highest poker hand. For example, if anyone is showing a pair, he or she will start the betting. If more than one person has a pair, the person with the highest pair places the bet. If no one has a pair, the person with the two highest cards showing places his or her bet first and then bets are continued to be placed in a clockwise direction.

After betting is completed in this round, each player receives one more face up card. Each player bets once again, with the player with the best showing poker hand starting the process again. This step is then repeated once more until each player ultimately has four cards face up on the table.

Seven Card Stud Winner

Finally, each player receives one more face down card so that each player is holding three cards in his or her hand. As a result, each player has a total of seven cards to use in any combination to come up with the best possible poker hand.

Each player than either reveals his or her hand or folds his or her hand if the hand he or she holds is not good enough to beat the hand of any of the players that have revealed their hand. Each player may also choose to fold his or her hand during any of the betting rounds. If the player wishes to stay in the game until the next round, however, he or she must bet the same amount as all other players, even if the bet is bumped up by another player after the original bet is placed.

The first person to be called upon to place a bet may also choose to check rather than to place a bet. When that person checks, he or she chooses not to place a bet this round. If one of the other players chooses to place a bet, however, any players that chose to check must match that bid or fold their cards and leave the game. That player can then re-enter the game when new hands are dealt or that player may choose to leave the poker table completely.

Interest in learning more poker games then check out our poker school for insturctions on how to play omaha and texas hold-em poker.

Additional: how to play video poker at top internet video poker casinos.

Also check out Nick's Poker Websites where he has information on the best poker sites on the web.