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Seven Card Stud

Also Known As

AliasSource
Down the River Hoyle

Root Game

TypeStud Cards7
Max Players7 Betting Rounds5
Max Cards Seen7 Wild Cards0
  1. Deal two cards down to each player.
  2. Deal one card up to each player.
  3. Normal betting round, with the player with the high hand showing opening.
  4. Deal one card up to each player.
  5. Normal betting round, with the player with the high hand showing opening.
  6. Deal one card up to each player.
  7. Normal betting round, with the player with the high hand showing opening.
  8. Deal one card up to each player.
  9. Normal betting round, with the player with the high hand showing opening.
  10. Deal one card down to each player.
  11. Normal betting round, with the player with the high hand showing opening.
  12. Showdown, high hand wins.
Source: Public Domain

Variants

NameSummary
.357 Magnum Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Threes and fives are wild; Up sevens force a fold
2001 Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; One of your spades is wild, the others are useless; Must have five cards
Ace in the Hole Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; You may flip a down ace; Showdown; Last ace picks the wild
Ambivalent Clubs Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Ambivalent clubs
Any Hole Card Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Any hole indicates wild
Auction Two down; Auction one; High bet; Auction one; High bet; Auction one; High bet; Auction one; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Auctioneer Two down; One up; High bet; Auction one card, one up to the rest; High bet; Auction one card, one up to the rest; High bet; Auction one card, one up to the rest; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Australian Stud Three down; High bet; Discard one; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Baseball Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Threes and nines are wild; Up fours can buy another card
Beat It Seven down no peek; One table up; Flip until you beat; Lead bet; Repeat until all cards up; Showdown; If you can't beat you must fold
Ben Franklin Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fives and tens are wild
Betty Hutton Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fives and nines are wild
Bitch Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; High splits with down queen of spades; Up QS forces redeal
Blue Stud Two down; One up; High bet; Two up; High bet; One up; One down; High bet; Flip one; High bet; Flip one; High bet; Showdown
Canine Poker Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Threes and fives are wild; Suited king and nine must fold
Chicago Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; High hand splits with high spade in the hole
Choose Your Own Two down; One up; High bet; Draft one; High bet; Draft one; High bet; Draft one; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Control Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; The high hand can kill; Showdown
Count Your Diamonds Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; High splits with diamond count
Countdown Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; The number of players left indicates wild
Cowboys Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Up jacks can buy a down card
Cowpie Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Split cards into two hands; High bet; Best five and two card hands split
Cut it Off Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Losers match the pot
Deadlands Add two jokers to the deck; Two down; One up; High bet; One up, down to out players; High bet; One up, down to out players; High bet; One up, down to out players; High bet; One down, even to out players; High bet; If the next card's a joker, redeal; Reante if you match to get in; Showdown; Joker's wild; Folders keep their cards
Dice Roll two dice; Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; The dice indicate wild
Dirty Shultz Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; The card after a pair indicates wild
Dots Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Dot showdown
Double Deck Stud Double deck; Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Dr. Pepper Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Tens, twos, and fours are wild
Eight Ball Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Most eights wins
Eight Card Stud Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
English Stud Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; Draw one; High bet; Draw one; High bet; Showdown
Evil Wilds Three down; Two up; Two down; High bet; Showdown; Fives and sevens are wilds and shift hand value
Flick a Booger in Your Neighbor's Stew Two down; One up; Discard a four to get rid of a six; High bet; One up; Discard a four to get rid of a six; High bet; One up; Discard a four to get rid of a six; High bet; One up; Discard a four to get rid of a six; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sixes are wild
Flip Seven Four down; Flip two; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Float Your Boat Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown, no flushes or straights
Floater Two down; One up; High bet; One common up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Florida Recount Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fives are wild, spades and clubs are dead
Follow the Queen Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; The card after the queen indicates wild
Four Play One down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fours are wild; Up fours get another down card
Fourplay Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fours are wild; Up fours get another down card
Fuzzy Stud Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Twos through tens are ambivalent, two suits
Girl's Best Friend Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Diamonds make hearts wild
Hamlet One down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Kings are dead, queens are wild, and jacks are low
Harem Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown, three queens beat all; Kings and jacks are wild unless you have a queen
Have a Heart Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Up hearts let you steal
Heinz 57 Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fives and sevens are wild
High/Low 8 or Better Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; High/low declare; Eight low qualifier
Hoosier Seven Card Stud Three down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; Showdown
Insanity Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fours are wild, and maybe threes and twos
Iron Chef Two down; One up; One table down; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Showdown, theme ingredient hands improve
J-2-7 Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown, sevens beat all; Twos and jacks are wild
Jacks and Fives Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; High splits with best black jacks and fives down hand; Red jacks and fives are wild
Joker Twist Add two jokers to the deck; Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Declared wild and jokers wild, if you don't have both
Kanakee Two down; Lead bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; First up indicates wild
King Little II Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Kings and lows are wild
Liebscher Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown , high with simple blaze and odd straights
Low in the Hole Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Low hole indicates wild for you
Luck of the Irish Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fours are wild; Up 4C gets a free down card
Ma Furgeson Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Low up card indicates wild
Macintosh Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Up/down pairs indicate wild
Manslaughter Add a joker to the deck; Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Up jokers kill to the right
Mao Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Reds are wild
Marriage Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Twos and eights are wild before the second face card
Mississippi Stud Two down; One up; High bet; Two up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; Showdown
Multiple Seven Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Low non-two hole and multiples are wild; Up twos can buy another card
Murder II Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Up pairs must match or fold
No Way Three down; Pass one left; Flip one; High bet; One down; Pass one left; Flip one; High bet; One down; Pass one left; Flip one; High bet; One down; Pass one left; Flip one; High bet; Two down; High bet; High/low declare; Eight low qualifier; Low hole indicates wild for you
Number Nine Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Nines and sums to nine are wild
Number Nine II Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Cards that add to nine are wild
Peek Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; Showdown
Pick Up and Roll Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Flip all cards down; Draw two; Discard two; Put cards in order; Flip the top one; High bet; Flip the top one; High bet; Flip the top one; High bet; Flip the top one; High bet; Showdown
Position Poker Two down; Deal one, wilds kill; High bet; Deal one, wilds kill; High bet; Deal one, wilds kill; High bet; Deal one, wilds kill; High bet; One down; High bet; High hand splits with wild spades in the hole; Eights and position are wild
Psycho Five down; Lead bet; Draw three, four with an ace; Lead bet; Flip three; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown
Razz Two down; One up; Low bet; One up; Low bet; One up; Low bet; One up; Low bet; One down; Low bet; Casino lowball
Redball Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Black fours are wild; Red fours kill
Return of the Living Dead Two down; One up; High bet; One up, even to out players; High bet; One up, even to out players; High bet; One up, even to out players; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Up spades revive
Rio Grande Two down; Lead bet; Three up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; Showdown
Rotate Dealer declare rotate rank; Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Pass to the left if passing rank dealt
San Francisco Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown, no straights; Queens are wild
Second Hand High Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Second best hand wins
Sequence Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sequence wilds
Seven-Up Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sevens are wild
Seven Card Bet or Drop Two down; One up; High bet with force open; One up; High bet with force open; One up; High bet with force open; One up; High bet with force open; One down; High bet with force open; Showdown
Seven Card Blind II One up; High bet; Reante for each card; One up; High bet; Reante for each card; One up; High bet; Reante for each card; One up; High bet; Reante for each card; One up; High bet; Reante for each card; One up; High bet; Reante for each card; One up; Showdown
Seven Card Burn One down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; If no one opens, redeal; Losers match the pot
Seven Card Mike Three down; Lead bet; One down; Lead bet; One down; Lead bet; One down; Lead bet; One down; Lead bet; Showdown
Seven Card Pete Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sevens are wild
Seven Card Who da Baby Daddy Is? One down; Lead bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; One down; Showdown; Your last card indicates wild
Seven Stud Any Card Wild Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Any card is wild
Seven Stud Any Value Wild Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Any rank is wild
Seven Stud Ghost Hand Two down; One up; Two table down; One table up; High bet; One up; One table up; High bet; One up; One table up; High bet; One up; One table up; High bet; One down; One table down; High bet; High wins if it beats the table
Seven Stud High/Low Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; High/low declare
Seven Stud Kinky Sex Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sixes and nines make each other wild
Seven Stud Place Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown, second best hand wins
Seven Toed Pete Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Dueces wild
Sevens Take All Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown, sevens beat all
Seventy-Seven One down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sevens are wild
Sexual Connotations Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sixes and nines make each other wild, as do two queens and a guy; Up guys must match or fold
Shites and Onions Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sevens are wild without nines
Shoot the Moon Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Mandatory draw of two
Six Kick Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; Twist one, get it down for exta; High bet; Twist one; High bet; Twist one; High bet; Showdown
Sixty Nine Stud Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sixes can be nines and vice versa
Spade Spoilers Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Twos and threes are wild; Spades make wilds normal
Spit for Eight Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One common up; High bet; Showdown; Last common indicates wild
Spot Stud Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown, high rank total wins
Stendahl Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; High counting wins
Studjack Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down, pay to get it up; High bet; High hand splits with high down blackjack
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Two down; One up; Three table down; High bet; One up; Flip one table card; High bet; One up; Flip one table card; Discard any matching the table card; High bet; One up; Flip one table card; Fold if you match the table card; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; First table card indicates wild
The Price is Right Two down; One up; High bet; Two table up; Buy one; High bet; Buy one; High bet; Buy one; High bet; Buy one; High bet; High/low declare
Three Forty Five Three down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Fives are wild
Three Six Nine One down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Threes, sixes, and nines are wild down (and up if you pay)
Touchies Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Suited connectors are wild
Train Wreck One down; One up; High bet; One up, can pay to pass; High bet; One up, can pay to pass; High bet; One up, can pay to pass; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Up pair of twos gets a card; Up pair of threes or fours discards an opponents card; Up pair of fives steals a card
Voodoo One down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down, left can pay for up; High bet; High hand splits with down black eights; Red eights in the hole are wild; Black eights kill; Red eights cost max bet
Want It? Want It? Got It! Two down; One up; High bet; One up, can be rejected; High bet; One up, can be rejected; High bet; One up, can be rejected; High bet; One up, can be rejected; High bet; Showdown
Wasteland Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Sixes and sevens are wild, but change the wilds
Watts Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Blacks are wild
Whores, Fours, and One-Eyed Jacks Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Queens, fours, and one-eyed jacks are wild
Wild Court Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Face cards are wild
Wild Suit Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Showdown; Declared suit is wild
Yendi Two down; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One up; High bet; One down; High bet; Random showdown

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