stud 8 or better

There is 5 round altogether in the card stud 8 or better. In limit games bets and raises are need to be equal and in no limit games, it totally depends which round of betting is going on.

In 1st and 2nd round bet and raise needs to be equal but in 3rd, 4th and 5th round bet need to be size of the high limit bet size. The betting round in stud 8 or better will goes as below:

3rd street

First 2 cards will be dealt with each player and it will be face down. It will follow the next card to each player face up in stud 8 or better. The one who receives the lowest card will start the bet with half the low limit.

This player will have right to raise by betting full low limit. Play of the game will proceed clockwise on the table. The entire player can raise, fold and bet as necessary in the game.

4th street

At this stage 4th card will be delivered with the face up to each player on the table. Player in stud 8 or better with the high hand will take action first in the game.

Players can choose to fold, bet and raise at any time in this stage. If there is a tie takes place then the player next to the dealer will have the right to take action first.

5th street

Now, the 5th card will be given to each player and it will be face up. Play moves with the high hand first. Besides, all bets and raises must be equal to high limit bet.

6th street

Now another card will be delivered to each player and it will be face up. Play will start from the previous round of betting. The player with the high hand will bet first and now bets and raises need to meets the size of the high limit bet.

7th street

Here, the 7th and final card will be delivered to each player and game starts from the last round of betting. Bet and raise needs to be equal to the high limit bet size.

It may not be possible that the entire player will be on the table. Here, a single card will be put on the table face up and players will be free to use.

Showdown

Those players who have not folded their hands at the betting round would have an option to show their hands right here. Players in stud 8 or better who bet at the last will show his cards first on the table and this will goes clockwise direction.

Player will also have the right to much their hands if they don’t feel like they will win the pot. This is a good strategy to muck hands to not allow your opponents to see what cards you have been playing with.

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