When I first started playing poker there was a very close cousin of the game to Texas Hold’em which I found at a few online poker websites. I had heard of Texas Hold’em but had no idea how it was played and didn’t really understand it. Through some simple Googling and reading I discovered Texas Hold’em Is known as Stud Poker.
Stud poker is among the more popular forms of poker played today, the reason for this can be explained with example by a very simple hand example. Let’s say you’re playing a game of Hold’em and everyone puts up a bet preceded by a deal.
The deal is followed by a round of betting, after the betting ends (the players show their cards after the betting is complete), the player with the best hand wins.
Stud poker is similar to most forms of poker except instead of using your chips to describe your hand you use a hand composed of seven cards, most commonly five-cards.
The difference between the stud and the draw poker games is that the player may only use 3 of the cards in the hand to describe his hand, which means he must use all 5 of his cards to make his hand.
The three hand types are:
Stud High-Low is the simplest of the three hand types. In this type of hand the player is dealt one high card and two low cards, in order to form the highest possible hand.
For example, a player dealt (Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds) would have (Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds). If the player has a (7, 7, 7, 3) he would have a (6, 6, 6, 3) hand. When playing this hand the player must use exactly three of the cards in the hand to make his hand. Therefore, if the player had more than three (i.e. “twos”, “threes” or “threes”, etc) he could not use the second card for the high side of his hand and the first card for his low side. For example, (7, 7, 9, 10) is a (7, 7, 9, 10) hand.
The player is dealt three cards in the middle by the 7meter, and one Queen card face up. After the betting is completed the dealer reveals the Queen to the player. If the player has a (4, 4, 4, 4) he has a good hand, otherwise the hand is a (2, 2, 2, x, x, x) where x is the number of cards the dealer has “Dealer’s Card face up”. The player may right to draw a card (hit) by showing his hand either to the dealer or to a witness.
In this game the term “hand” is used instead of “paint” or “dice”. A “hand” is made of a combination of five cards. More than one “hand” is possible. The combinations are varied depending on the number of cards containing the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten.
After each player has made his or her hand the cards are placed by the dealer (face down) on the playing area (table). The cards are then switched out and a new playing hand is begun. If the hand is a run or sequence of cards the cards may be added or removed. Once all cards are in their proper place the hand is over. The winner should call out the word “hand” if his or her hand is complete. Hands are called “complete” when all cards have the same rank and suit. Together with the face cards these are called “flush” or “straight” hands. There are no flush hands in stud poker. A straight hand is a combination of five cards in the same sequence, and of the same suit. The highest ranked of such hands is the royal flush ( Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, nine… Queen, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two).
Apart from the normal stud poker rules, there are some special rules you should know for blackjack card game. If you play blackjack in casinos, make sure you can take part in the daily games offered in the casino. In some casinos this is limited to special monthly games. Once you have acquired the special privilege of playing in the blackjack room, you may take part in the daily blackjack game offered in the casino. You may also enjoy the special version of the game available in the casinos. This combines the rules of blackjack with some special rules designed to increase the chances of winning.
You should also take part in blackjack tournaments held in the casinos. There are special blackjack tournaments held once in a week or a month and occasionally twice in a week.