Five-card stud is the earliest form of the card game stud poker, originating during the American Civil War, but is less commonly played today than many other more popular poker games – clear from its absence from the World Series of Poker.
Five card stud is the original stud poker game, which later developed dozens of variations. It is very similar to 7 Card Stud, and played by the same rules (but with up to 10 players). The difference is that only one card is dealt face down to each player; there are 2nd, 3rd and 4th streets, plus the River. To understand the basic rules of the game, you can refer to the page on 7 Card Stud (link), noting the abovementioned exceptions. We have outlined a sample game below, to help you get started.