Seven Card Stud is a classic game where each player is dealt seven cards, but the winner is determined by five card combinations. In most poker rooms, the most common game is the fixed limit game.

Player actions

In Stud, players can make orders "fold" (pass), "bet", "call" or "raise", and the availability of certain options depends on what action was taken by the previous opponent. Each of the players at any time has the opportunity to "fold", ie. fold your cards, while giving up the fight for the bank. If no one has made a bet in front of you - “bet”, then you can either make a “check” request (do not put chips, but stay in the game), or put a “bet” yourself. But if one of the players has already made a bet in front of you, then you can no longer say “check” - you can make a “fold”, “call” or “raise”. “Call” (or limp) means the previous player has called, and “raise” is an increase in the bet.


Before receiving cards, all players make a mandatory ante bet, the exact size of which depends on the game, and is a payment for participating in the distribution.

Third street

Initially, each player receives three cards - two "dark" cards and one face-up. The player with the lowest open card has the right of the first move and must, at a minimum, place one more obligatory bring-in bet, but if he wishes, he can make a full bet, the size of which corresponds to the small bet step. Further, the turn moves from player to player clockwise until the end of the trade.

Fourth street

Each of the players is dealt another open card, which is called "fourth street". The first move is for the player with the strongest open cards. Further, the trades take place according to the usual scenario.

Fifth Street

Players also receive an open card called "fifth street". And again the player with the strongest open cards has the first move. Trades are conducted as usual. Starting on this street, all bets and raises are in the big bet step.

Sixth street

Players also receive an open card - "Sixth Street". The first move is for the player with the strongest open cards. Trades are conducted as usual.

Seventh Street or River

Players are dealt the last face down card. The first move belongs to the owner of the strongest open cards. If after the completion of this round of bidding, which proceeds according to the usual scenario, more than one player remains in the game, then the showdown procedure takes place.


The first player to reveal his cards is the player who made the highest bet in this round of betting. If there were no bets in the final round of betting, then the player in the first place shows his cards first, and then all the rest clockwise. The pot goes to the player with the best five-card combination (only the value of the cards is considered, there is no priority between the suits). If there are equal combinations, the pot is divided equally. After passing the pot to the winner, the next hand begins.