7 Card Stud Poker Tips

7-card-stud-poker is a different version of the popular stud poker game. At one point of time this poker was played widely in homes and casinos across the USA. This variant of poker is played with two to eight players. When eight players are playing some special rules are implemented in the game. These rules come into play when the last cards dealt with if no player folds. It is also possible for you to play with nine players as well.

The following are some important 7 card stud poker playing tips :

• When you begin with a high pair it is important to play fast to remove players as soon as possible

• Start by playing slow so that you can draw hands like three to a straight or a flush. This is to keep the other players for building pot odds.

• It is recommended not to start with a small pair until they are concealed or the sidecard beats the board.

• You should not play three to a low straight or flush

• Monitor the board for key cards that may reduce your chances of making a good hand for the hands of opponents that can be dangerous. You should play with caution and fold earlyas if the tide is turning against you. 

• You should be careful of the paired door card. In case your opponent is playing a pair in the starting hand and pairs the door card the chances of the odds are two out of three. The

door card is part of this pair. This paired door card gives you a very potent chance that the holder has dangerous position of trips.

• In case you are playing with a strong draw hand, generally fold if the complete hand has been lost on board by the upcards of an opponent.

• It is prudent for you to search for reasons to fold starting hands and those that develop on the streets after some time. The player should find a dead card in the denomination

required besides 2 or 3 dead cards in the position he/she is drawing to. The player needs to look for potent competition that develops for the hand that wins. When the player is unable to find reasons to fold, he/she needs to move ahead with aggression.

• The player should be careful of several check rounds on the seventh St. You should note that both straight and flush draws tend to hit the last card and there is generally little in the pot that makes the last card in the Aces not a very good bet.

• While playing you should also examine and study what your opponents are doing. This should be done with caution especially when you are not playing hands. See if they tend to find more hands to play with than they fold or are they bluffing. Check to see if they can be bluffed; give away information with their mannerisms etc. The above things should be noted.

• Sometimes you should get caught bluffing once in way. This is a good way to vary the play. In this way you are able to win pots that are undeserving in case the bluff clicks.