So, we have covered Texas Hold ‘Em and we have taken a look — albeit a brief one — at Omaha High. Now we are on to another popular variation of the wildly popular game of poker: it is called Seven Card Stud High.
Right from the get go, Seven Card Stud High is quite different from the other two variations we have already covered. Instead of using blinds, this game has actual antes, which every player in the game must put up right at the beginning.
After anteing up, you are first dealt three cards. Two of them will be face down, while the remaining card will be face up. The player with the lowest card is responsible for the “bring in,” with the other players then following in a clockwise order.
There is also a betting session after the first three cards have been dealt. After that, the players get a fourth card, also face up, after which comes another betting session. This round is known as Fourth Street; it is followed by the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh streets, during which you are dealt you fifth, sixth, and seventh cards, respectively, all followed by betting sessions. However, the seventh card is dealt face down. You then have to turn over all of your cards, going for the best five out of all seven.