Stud Poker

September 25, 2009 by Dan Brown in Stud Poker

Stud poker is probably the classic version of this age-old card game. There are several varieties, including seven-card and five-card. Some versions call for the player to make the best high hand possible while others, such as Razz and 2-7 low-ball, call for the lowest hand. One major difference is that position at the table […]


Avoiding Second Best in 7 Card Stud

June 2, 2009 by Dan Brown in Seven Card Stud Poker

7 card stud has started to gain in popularity because of the mixed games that are quickly becoming players favorites. In looking for a little more spice than hold’em on its own can offer, HORSE allows you to play 5 different games. The well rounded poker player can dominate these types of tournaments and cash […]


Going for the low in 7 card stud hi/low

May 7, 2009 by Dan Brown in Seven Card Stud Poker

Let’s start this out by telling you that you should never be in a hand to solely go after the low side of the pot. You will see far too many people going head to head on 4th street with no chance of hitting the high hand and then end up splitting the pot if […]


Get back to the roots of poker with Seven card stud

April 18, 2009 by Dan Brown in Seven Card Stud Poker

Hold’em has taken over the poker universe and is the most popular game in the world right now, but multi games like H.O.S.E. and H.O.R.S.E are quickly gaining steam at the casinos and online.  People are getting a little bored with Hold’em and are looking for other games to spice it up a little bit.  […]


Stud: Understanding the many forms

April 17, 2009 by Nathan in Seven Card Stud Poker

For many years, Stud was the game of choice in back rooms of restaurants, home games, bookies, and casinos alike. But since the boom of Texas Hold’em that occurred in the early 2000’s it seems Stud Poker has been lost in the shuffle a bit. Many great players, such as Phil Ivey, made their start […]


Raising With a Door Card Ace

January 21, 2009 by James in Seven Card Stud Poker

There are many players that debate how one should play hands with a door card ace. Some are of the school of thought that you should almost always raise with a door card ace, while others take the approach to raise if they are in late position. Let’s take a look at how you should […]


Playing Flush Draws in Stud 8

December 22, 2008 by James in Stud 8 or Better Poker

One area of difficulty for many players in Stud 8 or Better is playing flush draws. Not all flush draws are created equal and in Stud 8 very few flush draws are really even worth playing at all. Let’s take a closer look at flush draws in this game. First, get the idea out of […]


Playing Rolled Up Sets in Stud

November 7, 2008 by James in Seven Card Poker Tips

When you look down to see a rolled up set in Stud poker, many times you want to jump out of your seat. You have picked up the best possible starting hand in Stud. Now, how do you play it? It all depends on the situation. Let’s take a look at how to play rolled […]


Keeping Track of Cards In Stud

October 21, 2008 by James in Seven Card Poker Tips

Many beginning stud players do not pay enough attention to the cards in other player’s hands. While a lot of learning the game involved being able to determine what hands to play and how to play them, you need to be able to keep track which cards are out and how this affects not only […]


Stealing Antes in Stud Tournaments

October 10, 2008 by James in Seven Card Poker Tips

In Stud tournaments, stealing antes later in a tournament becomes a necessity. Many players tend to play their hands very tight, waiting for pairs or strong drawing cards. Recognizing spots where you can steal antes will help you build chips or at least stay ahead of the antes in stud tournaments. First, you need to […]

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