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Top 5 Tips to Learn How to Play 5-Card Stud Poker Games!

By 888poker
January 03, 2022

5-Card Stud is not as popular now as some of the more prominent variants of poker. But it is the earliest form of Stud poker invented, dating back to the 1960s.

This format has most of its gameplay, these days, either online or in Finland with a variant called “Sökö”. But 5-Card Stud is an excellent variation of poker.

In this article, we’ll go over the following concepts –

  • Rules
  • Gameplay
  • Hand considerations
  • Basic strategy to help you get on your feet, should you choose to play this form of poker:

5-Card Stud: Rules and Gameplay

  • Limit Type: 5-Card is typically played as a Fixed Limit or Spread Limit game. (This format means that the betting limits increase in later rounds of the hand.). That said, sometimes it is also in a No-Limit or Pot-Limit game.
  • Players Ante Up: The “betting” usually starts with every player posting an “ante”. The first bet is a “bring-in” (described below). This setup is dissimilar to the more common practice of using blinds to kick off the betting in other poker games.

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