5-Card Stud rules

Five-card Stud is a game that used to be popular in the early part of the 20th Century during World War II. However, after the war, Stud players gravitated toward Seven-card Stud because the additional two cards added more rounds of betting to induce the action.

Introduction to the 5-Card Stud

Before he became President of the United States, when Richard Nixon was serving in the Navy in World War II, he frequently played Five-card Stud with his ship mates. He supposedly won a massive pot with a straight flush. As legend goes, after the war, Nixon decided to run for Congress and used his poker winnings to finance his campaign.

In the film, The Cincinnati Kid, the game of choice is Five-card Stud.

Five-card Stud is one of the purest forms of poker. The first card is dealt down and four cards are dealt up. With holding five cards, your goal is to make the best possible five-card hand.

5-Card Stud hand example

This is Five-card Stud high. The first card is dealt down as a hole card and the next four are dealt up.

 

ANTE: Five-card Stud is played without blinds. Every player must pay an ante before the cards are dealt.

1st round of betting - 2nd street

YOUR HAND: The second card is dealt face up so you have one card exposed and one hole card hidden. You have Ace-high but your opponents can only see the 10 of clubs.

 

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Your hand

BRING IN: The lowest card on Second Street must pay the bring-in. If multiple players are tied with the lowest card, then the bring in is determined according to suit rankings (from lowest to highest): Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades.

 

After the player with the lowest card pays the bring in, the betting round continues starting clockwise. The first player has the option of calling the amount of the bring in, folding, or raising double the bring in.

If a player is facing a raise, they must call, fold, or re-raise. The bring in is the last to act. If the pot is not raised and other opponents have only called, the bring in has the option of checking or raising.

If the bring in checks, then the flop is dealt.

If the bring in raises, then betting continues until the action returns back to the bring in.

If no one calls a raise, the last person to raise wins the pot without revealing their hole card.

 

Once all remaining bets and raises have been called, the dealer puts out the next card.

2nr round of betting - 3rd street

The third card is dealt face up, so now two cards are exposed. You improved to a pair of tens with an Ace-kicker.

 

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The player with the best possible hand showing starts the betting round and has the option of checking or betting. If a player is facing a raise, they must call, fold, or re-raise. The player starting the round with the best hand is last to act.

If the pot is not raised and other opponents have only called, the initial player has the option of checking or raising. If that player checks, then fourth street is dealt. If they raise, then betting continues until the action returns back to the initial player. If no one calls a raise, the last person to raise wins the pot without revealing their hole card.

Once all remaining bets and raises have been called, the dealer puts out the next card.

3rd round of betting - 4th street

The fourth card is dealt up, so now three cards are exposed with one hole card hidden. You improved your hand to two pair – Aces and tens.

 

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The player with the best possible hand showing starts the betting round and has the option of checking or betting. If a player is facing a raise, they must call, fold, or re-raise. The player starting the round with the best hand is last to act.

If the pot is not raised and other opponents have only called, the initial player has the option of checking or raising. If that player checks, then fifth street is dealt. If they raise, then betting continues until the action returns back to the initial player. If no one calls a raise, the last person to raise wins the pot without revealing their hole card.

Once all remaining bets and raises have been called, the dealer puts out the final card.

4th round of betting - 5th street

Also known as the River, the fifth card is dealt up. With one hole card, there are now four exposed cards. You made a full house – Aces full of tens – on the river.

 

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The player with the best possible hand showing starts the betting round and has the option of checking or betting. If a player is facing a raise, they must call, fold, or re-raise. The player starting the round with the best hand is last to act.

If the pot is not raised and other opponents have only called, the initial player has the option of checking or raising. If that player checks, then it goes to showdown. If they raise, then betting continues until the action returns back to the initial player. If no one calls a raise, the last person to raise wins the pot without revealing their hole card.

Once all remaining bets and raises have been called, the hand is over and everyone reveals their cards.

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