Party Poker


5 Card Stud Poker

The game of 5 card stud is played in a very simple manner as any other stud game, and is not as intricate or complex as the game of Texas Holdem.

Each player in turn is dealt one card face down and one card face up. The player holding the lowest up card then makes a forced bet of either half minimum bet or full bet - this is determined by the player's to start the game. The remainder of the players, in clockwise order, either call the opening bet, raise it, or not call and "fold" their hands back to the dealer.

All players are then dealt a third card face up which is followed by a round of betting. From this round on, the player with the highest up card/s is always the first to check or bet.

After the fourth card is dealt face up, the minimum bet goes to the higher minimum level.

The fifth card is then dealt face up and this is followed by the final round of betting. At this point the dealer then determines the highest hand and awards the pot.

GOOD STARTING HANDS
A pair of Aces
A pair of Kings
A pair of Queens
A pair of Jacks
Ace and/or Face Cards