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Five Card Stud is similar to Seven Card Stud except ye only get five cards, one dealt face-down and the other four dealt face-up. Another variation is that ye are dealt two hole cards and three open cards with no community cards. When playing Five Card Stud, a pair or even a high card often wins.
To begin all players must put in an ante bet. The round then opens by the dealer giving each player a hole card. Then the dealer gives all the players one open card. Following this initial deal, it is time to start the betting. The betting is started by the player showing the highest open card, then the players take turns going around the table in a clockwise direction. Each player will be given the option to raise, call or fold.
Once the betting is over, a third card (3rd street) is dealt to each player who has not folded, as an open card. Once this third card has been dealt to all remaining players then it is time fer another round of betting. Once again the player with the best open cards showing will start the betting and the betting will continue in a clockwise direction until there are no more bets made. Next we advance to 4th street where each player is dealt yet another open card. The betting process is repeated. The final card (5th street) is dealt. This card can be either an open card or a hole card. It is up to the dealer. Following this fifth card being dealt, a final round of betting will begin. When the bets are over, the player with the best five-card hand wins the pot. Go Play!
Captains Tip: When trying to win the lowest hand, flushes and straights don’t count. Therefore having these will not hurt yer chances of having the lowest hand. Ye should always be aware that ye can go fer both the highest and lowest hand. A player can use the same cards or separate ones when going fer the highest and the lowest hands. When the pot is split and there are two separate winners but the pot does not split evenly then any left over chips after the split goes to player with the highest hand. Draws come into play when two or more players tie fer half of the pot. When this occurs the players involved will simply split that half of the pot equally. If there is ever an odd chip then the player closest to the left of the winner of the highest hand will get that chip. The player with the winning high hand is also known as the button. These ties are fairly common in Omaha 8 or Better. Always remember that when building yer highest and/or lowest five-card hands that ye must use two of yer four hole cards at casinoextra.fr and three of the five shared cards from the flop, turn and river. It is optimal to be able to win the entire pot by having both the highest hand and lowest hand. Ye can achieve this by using different cards to make yer high hand and different cards to make yer low hand. Go Play!