Seven Card Stud Seven Card Stud is a popular, well-known form
of poker. It is played with up to eight players at the table. The Game:
Poker is typically played "table stakes", meaning that only the
chips in play at the beginning of each hand may be used throughout the hand. This means that the player cannot
get additional funds from the cashier while he is in the midst of a game. The table stakes rule has an
application called the "All-In" rule, which states that a player cannot be forced to forfeit a hand because the
player does not have enough chips to call a bet.
Exceptions to the value of betting in each round:
A player who does not have enough chips to call a bet is declared All-In. The
player is eligible for the portion of the pot to the point of his final wager. All further action involving
other players takes place in a "side pot", which is unavailable to the player who has already gone All-In. When
a player goes All-in, the pot currently at the center of the table, which has contributions from him/her as
well, is treated as the main pot, over which the All-in player has rights. After the player goes all-in, all
the new bets are placed in a side pot, over which only the contributing players have rights.
The side pot is then given to the next winning combination.
As this is a multi player game, the players are expected to play each hand
within a set time frame. On BahaPoker.com we provide players with approximately 30 seconds to play with.
Initially the player is given 10 seconds, after which there is a timer countdown, which is displayed on the
table for 20 seconds. The user goes all-in if he has contributed some money to the pot; otherwise his hand is
folded in case he/she does not respond in time. The system is intelligent in detecting whether or not a player
has been disconnected. This means that if a player gets disconnected and then reconnects back with some time
remaining in his turn, then he is given an additional 20 seconds to play his turn. But if the player is not
able to connect back to the table before the time elapses, then the player goes All-in. All-in basically means
that the player is in the game, but would not be an active player (placing any bets). Whatever pot is collected
till this time is referred as the main pot, and the all-in player has rights (if he wins) to this pot only.
After this the money that is bet on the table is added to a side pot, over which the all-in player does not
have any rights (if he wins).
Upon completion of the final round of betting, the best hand wins the pot.
(The pot may also be won by someone who bets without being called at any time during the hand.). Your "hand" is
determined by using the best five of seven cards. A combination of the following may be used:
• Five cards from the seven dealt to you.
• One board (community) card and four of the cards dealt to
On the final round of betting, the player who bets first (or checks first if
no one else bets) is required to show their cards first at the showdown. If they have the best hand, the
remaining players may/may not show their cards as they wish. The aggressors’ hand is only turned over first if
he was the last to initiate action on the river.
If two or more hands are the same ranking, the winner is the one having the
higher cards. For example, a Flush with an Ace high beats a Flush with a King high. If the poker hands remain
tied, then the highest card not being held in common (the kicker) determines the winner.
The suit order of the cards is not taken into account while deciding on the
winning hands. The BahaPoker.com follow standard rules of poker. Should poker hands be absolutely identical in
ranking, the rule of poker pot distribution will be split evenly between the two or more winning players. If
there is an odd chip, the winning player to the left of the button/dealer will receive it. This applies to both
play money and poker for real money.