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5 Card Stud Rules

5 Card Stud is a popular home poker game, but is not offered by many of the online poker rooms.
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are two of the few online poker rooms that offers the game of 5 Card Stud.

The rules of 5 Card Stud are these – all players must first ante before they receive their initial cards,
just like in 7 Card Stud. There are four betting rounds in a complete game of 5 Card Stud, not including the ante.

Each player is dealt two cards, one face down and then one face up. That first card will be your only
card that is face down. On this first round of betting, the low card by suit is required to
initiate action with a bet equal to half the lower limit
(bring-in). Suits are ranked: spades (highest), hearts, diamonds, clubs.
On subsequent rounds, the high hand on board initiates betting action, again, just like 7 Card Stud.

Then, each player receives one more card face down and the second round of betting begins.
Each bet and raise during the first two rounds of betting is set at the lower limit of the stakes structure.
For example, in a $3/$6 game, all bets and raises are $3 for the first two rounds.
The exception to this rule is if any player displays a pair with their 2 face-up cards after the third street is dealt.
In this circumstance, all players have the option to bet either the lower limit or the higher limit.
If a player bets the higher limit, then all subsequent raises must be made at the higher limit. (This is true of 7 Card Stud
as well.)

The fourth card is dealt face down, and our third round of betting begins, and then our fifth and final card is
dealt face down, and the fourth and final round of betting begins.
Each bet and raise during the last two rounds of betting is set at the higher limit of the stakes structure.
For example, in a $3/$6 game, all bets and raises are $6 for the last two rounds (fourth card and the river).
Those are the rules of 5 Card Stud, if you are interested in playing this online poker game, check out
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