Five Card Stud
Unlike Seven Card Stud, in Five Card Stud the player only gets five cards, with one remaining face down. Although this variant is the original form of poker, it is not played as often as the newer version Seven Card Stud.
Every player must place an ante before the game.
After the ante has been placed, each player gets two cards. One is face down and the other is face up for everyone to see. The player with the lowest card then pays the "Bring-in" and the first betting round begins.
Third Street (Third card)
After the first round the dealer deals the third card, starting with the player to the left. This card is also face up. The player who has the best combination with both face up cards begins the betting round. The next move is up to them!
If a player has a pair at this point then in the game variant "fixed limit stud" they may already bet the highest limit, although this is usually only possible after the fourth card.
Fourth Street (Fourth card)
The fourth card is then also dealt face up, clockwise from the player to the dealer's left. Again, the player with the best combination starts the betting round, but from the fourth street onwards the bet must be equal to the highest limit in the variant "fixed limit stud".
Fifth Street (Fifth card)
The fifth and final card is also dealt face up and the last betting round begins. As in the previous round, the bets must be equal to the highest limit in "fixed limit" variants.
If there is more than one player still in the race after the final betting round, as in all versions of poker there is a showdown, where all cards are revealed. The player with the best hand wins the pot.