7 CARD STUD

7 Card Stud Hi is a game that most players know. Each player individually dealt seven cards throughout tha game.
But only the best five-card poker hand possible for each player is used to determine the winner.
Ante Each new hand begins with each player putting an ante a nominal amount into the pot. The ante is a payment into the pot before cards are dealt for the purpose of stimulating action.

Each player is initially dealt three cards, two hidden hole cards and one face up.

Bring-in and 3rd Street The player with the lowest upcard is the ‘bring-in’, and is forced to start the action. This bet is a forced bet. The bring-in player must make either [bring-in] (the exact size of the bring-in depends on the game) or, [bet] (the small bet). Action continues clockwise around the table until betting is complete.

If two or more players have the same rank of upcard, who must make the bring-in is determined by suit, in reverse bridge order (clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades).

4th Street Once everyone has had an opportunity either to fold or match the total betting, the betting for the round is equalized. Then each player receives another upcard, called ‘Fourth Street’.

On fourth and all successive streets, the betting always starts with the player showing the highest board. If two or more players have the same rank of upcard, who must make the bring-in is determined by suit, in bridge order (spades, hearts, diamons, clubs).

5th Street Once the betting for fourth street is equalized, each player now receives another upcard, called ‘Fifth Street’.
The bets on fifth street are at the big bet, and the betting proceeds same as 4th street.
6th Street Once the betting for fifth street is equalized, each player receives another upcard, called ‘Sixth Street’. The bets remain at the big bet, and the betting proceeds same as the previous rounds.
7th street Once the betting for sixth street is equalized, each player now receives a seventh and final card, which is dealt face-down and known only to the player to whom the card is dealt. The bets remain at the big bet, and the betting proceeds same as the previous rounds. If more than one player remains, they reach the Showdown.
Showdown When the last betting round is complete, a showdown takes place with any players still remaining in the hand. The player with the best hand wins the pot.

If there is a tie for the best hand, the pot will be split equally amongst the tied players.

Occasionally the pot cannot be split even. If there are any remaining chips left in the pot, the 'extra' chips will be taken by the house.

Betting Structure & Another Feature 7 Card Stud Hi games are played using a fixed-limit betting structure in which the bets are in fixed increments.

* Pair on board
The betting on 4th street normally proceeds at the small bet. The exception is that if any board shows an open pair, any player may choose to bet or raise at the big bet. Once a bet has been made at the big bet, following must be at the big bet.
>> Fixed –limit (Limit)

Royal Flush A♦ K♦ Q♦ J♦ 10♦
A-K-Q-J-10, all of the same suit.
Straight Flush Q♣ J♣ 10♣ 9♣ 8♣
Five cards, of the same suit, in order, such as Q-J-10-9-8 all of clubs.
Four of a Kind 9♣ 9♠ 9♦ 9♥ J♥
Four of the same card, such as 9-9-9-9-5.
Full House 3♣ 3♠ 3♦ 6♣ 6♥
A set of three of a kind plus a pair, such as 3-3-3-6-6.
Flush K♥ Q♥ 9♥ 5♥ 4♥
Five cards, all of the same suit, but not in order, such as 2-4-7-J-K of spades.
Straight 10♣ 9♦ 8♥ 7♣ 6♠
Five cards in a row, such as 3-4-5-6-7, but not all of the same suit.
Three of a Kind Q♠ Q♥ Q♦ 7♠ 4♣
Three cards of the same number or rank, such as Q-Q-Q.
Two Pair J♥ J♣ 4♣ 4♠ 9♥
Two pairs of cards of the same number or rank, such as J-J-4-4.
One Pair A♥ A♠ K♠ 10♦ 5♠
Two cards that match, like A-A.
High Card K♥ J♥ 8♣ 7♦ 4♠
If no one has any of the above hands, the player with the highest card in their hand wins.