In Seven-Card Stud is not used community cards and a hand has five rounds of betting to the four in Texas Holdem and Omaha. The game has a fixed bet of order, the order is determined by the cards shown.
In Seven-Card Stud poker are not used the blinds. Instead of the dark, all players place an ante (bet required). When the antes have been placed, each player is dealt three cards: two face down and one face up, which is visible to all players.
The player showing the lowest card must take the initiative and make the first bet. The first bet is usually half the size of a small stake in the standard limit fixed (“Small Bet”).
The next player to act is to the left of the player who made the first bet, and betting continues clockwise until all players have acted.
A fourth card, called “Fourth Street” is dealt face up to the players still in the hand. This round of betting starts with the player who shows the best cards.
The fifth is the sixth card follow the same procedure. They are dealt face up, and the player with the best cards face begins another round of betting.
The seventh and final card is dealt face down and the player with the best face up cards starts the final round of betting. If several players are still in the hand at the end of the betting round, there will be a showdown, and the player with the best five-card hand wins the pot.
As the name suggests, each player is then dealt a total of seven cards. For these reason, Seven Card Stud can be played by many players simultaneously as Texas Holdem. In practice, in the unlikely event that everyone remains in the hand until the end, in a full table of eight players remain not enough cards in the deck. In that case, a final card is dealt face-up on the table as a community card.
Double bet on fourth street
A special situation arises in the second round of betting, if a player shows a pair, that is, if both cards have the same value. At this point the player in question has the option of betting the minimum bet as usual, or directly to double the minimum bet.