If you love watching Hollywood movies, then you might have seen a game or two of 5 card stud Poker. This was the game of choice for the “Old West”. During the civil war it was one of the most popular games in the states. Its luster has dimmed over the years but you can still find a worthy opponent or two online and in casinos around the world.
The 5 Card Stud Poker Game is so simple that even the children used to play it in those days. The rules and game play is like this: Each player gets two cards, one face down & the other face up. Now there are two ways you can play it:
Option A – Forced Bring In from the player holding the lowest valued card
Option B – The player with the highest card can go first and decide to bid, check or fold. If two players have a card of the same rank, the player to the immediate left of the dealer goes first.
After the round of betting, each remaining player gets another card dealt face-up. Betting takes place again.
As the card is turned in each round, the players get to bid, check, raise or fold. After, the final card has been dealt, the last round of betting takes place.
The showdown is when all the remaining players flip their hold card. Hands are compared and the highest ranking hand wins the game.