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7 Card Stud Hi Lo

One of around 20 different card games you can play online, 7 Card Stud Hi Lo - or 'Stud 8 or better' - is a split pot version of 7 Card Stud high. As in Stud Hi, players each pay an ante then receive two down cards ('in the hole') followed by four up cards and one final down card, but at showdown the pot is split between the best high hand and the best low. 

7 Card Stud Hi Lo is played with max 8 players due to the number of cards dealt out. Stud8 is usually played with a Limit structure.

7 Card Stud Hi Lo Rules - Third Street

On third street each player pays an ante and the player with the lowest up card also places a forced bet known as the Bring-In. Action starts left of the bring-in.

How to Play 7 Card Stud Hi Lo - 3rd Street

In this hand Hero calls the bring-in with 9♥ J♥ in the hole and the Q♥ showing.

Fourth Street

Action continues with the player with the best up cards acting first, Q♥ Q♦

How to Play 7 Card Stud Hi Lo - 4th Street

Hero bet/calls vs a player with a likely low draw 5♦ 4♥.

Fifth Street

Action again starts with the player with the best up cards showing. 

How to Play 7 Card Stud H Lo - 5th Street

Hero check/calls and the pot gets heads up.

Sixth Street

Action again starts with the player with the best up cards showing.

How to Play 7 Card Stud Hi Lo - 6th Street

Hero check/calls with one pair versus an opponent with a pair, low draw and overcard K♠ showing.

Seventh Street / Showdown

Action again starts with the player with the best up cards showing.

How to Play 7 Card Stud Hi Lo - 7th Street

Hero does not improve, checks, and villain checks back with a missed low draw that backed into two pairs. Villain wins $0.66 after rake, the whole pot as no player has a qualifying low hand.

How to Play 7 Card Stud Hi Lo - Hand Example

See the hand above played out on PokerStars.

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