Seven Card Stud and



Seven Card Stud is one of the oldest and most popular versions of poker. It has recently gained greater popularity throughout the world because of the old time classic poker feel and simple game rules.


To start the game all players put in an ante bet. Then every player is dealt two hole cards. These are face-down cards that are only fer ye to view.  This is followed by two open cards. These are face up cards that are dealt directly to ye and all of the players at the table can view them, but they are only fer ye to use. Following the dealing of the two hole cards and the first two open cards, it is time fer the players to engage in the first round of betting. The player with the best hand showing of the two open cards begins the betting. The bet goes from player to player around the table in a clockwise direction until everyone is done.  When betting, ye have the option to raise, call or fold. Once this round of betting has been completed, all players who have not folded their hand are dealt a third open card. Once again, the person with the best hand showing will start the bet and all players who have not folded will be involved. A fourth and last open card is then dealt to all players. Yet another round of betting will commence with all players that have not folded, again starting with the player with the best hand showing. At last the final card is dealt.  It can be either an open card or a hole card. It can be played either way. After this seventh card is dealt there is yet one more round of betting starting with the best hand showing. After all the betting is complete, the player with the best five-card hand between his hole cards and open cards is the winner and takes the pot. Go Play! visitez le site

Full Contact Poker website



Sorry for the lack of posts lately, Steve and I haven’t been playing much poker and we just finished out final exams for Fall quarter here at Ohio State University. Anyway, on to the poker news…


In case you missed it, Full Contact Poker launched as a full blown card room! Daniel Negreanu finally took his site to the next level and is now playing online at his very own poker room. Very cool. You can still read his blog entries and go to the forum, but now you can play online.


You can start private tables, private tournaments, etc. to play against your friends – something many poker sites are lacking.


On the down side, the software is very annoying to navigate. It appears to be a Poker Room skin and I’m not a fan of Poker Room. I don’t like the colors, they’re dark and uninviting. Mr. Negreanu could use some help in the user experience department. But over all, the site is very cool. It’s exciting to see a player take matters into his own hands. Hopefully down the road we can see some huge improvements. visitez le site


Also, there is a chance to be Daniel Negreanu’s Protege. You can play in a series of tournaments or cash games to win your way into the final table – the winner will get to learn from Daniel and eventually be bankrolled in 4 $10,000 buy in tournaments. If they win any tournament they will get the option to sign with the firm that manages Negreanu and his marketing deals. It sounds very cool, well worth playing even if the software isn’t up to par with PokerStars or Ultimate Bet.


Already there are 12,000+ players online at any one time – I guess having a popular site before launching the software helped out a lot.


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