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7 Card Stud Hi/Lo

Our online poker software, CasinoUnreal also offers the seven card stud Hi/Lo game that is a variant of Seven-card Stud.

The objective of 7-Card Stud Hi Lo is to win money from other players either by having the highest hand or the lowest hand at the showdown, or by forcing all the other to fold before the showdown. Each pot is split evenly between the high hand winner and low hand winner. The low hand must be 8 low or better to qualify and cannot contain a pair or better-ranked card combination.

A player can have both the low and the high hand using any of their seven cards.

After you've taken a seat at a table and bought in, as long as there is at least one other player sitting in at the table, the game will begin (unless you are playing in a tournament, in which case you will wait until the designated start time). All players must place a small bet before receiving any cards, called an ante.

As in 7 card stud, players are dealt seven cards in five rounds, they must make their best hi or low 5 card poker hand from the cards they are dealt.

The player with the lowest up card must begin the game by placing the first bet - this bet is mandatory. If more than one player has a low card of the same value, the player nearest the dealer button is first to act.

Next each player still in the hand is dealt another up card, followed by another betting round that begins with the player whose up card's make the best hand.

Since there are less than 5 cards face up, no straights, flushes or full houses will count for this.

Next a third up card is dealt followed by another betting round, then a fourth up card is dealt again followed by a betting round.

Finally, a down card is dealt. This is followed by the final betting round and then a showdown.

At the showdown players must make their best 5-card poker hand out of the seven cards they were dealt.

7 card stud hi/lo follows the 2 down, 4 up, 1 down pattern of seven card stud.

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