7 card poker games have gained popularity in the old west. Thought it may sound complicated this game is easy to play, but practice and experience plays an important role to win the game. The seven card stud hi lo is a combination of two games of poker online. The players will be given seven cards and the first the players have to develop a best high hand possible. After this the best low hand possible should be developed. The people who win the best high hand and the best low hand will divide the pot. The high hand is played normally but on the other hand the low hand will require ‘Qualifying’
This game is also known as 8 or better due to the rules dealing with hand development. In this game the Aces are considered to be the lowest cards. The Flushes or the Straights will not be regarded as the combinations. Moreover, a hand with 5 cards will not necessarily contain a card which is higher than 8 and there is also a probability that there are no pairs. A-2-3-4-5 will be the strongest low hand and 4-5-6-7-8 will be the weakest low which will be qualifying.
The fixed limit structure of betting is usually used while playing this game. Ante bets, Bring-In bets are used in this game. The important feature of this game is that these bets cannot be waived off. There may be both fixed bets and forced bets. In the structure of fixed bet it is already determined regarding the maximum bet. The low bet must be matched for the first 2 rounds of betting. An ante bet is basically when a small wager is placed, before the hand is dealt, by all the participants. The Bring in bet is a bet which is placed equaling the half of low bet. This bet is placed only by one player and that to after the initial deal.
This game is started with the ante bet put by all the players. After which, one card at a time is dealt to each players who are playing the game. The player who is seated left the person dealing will usually start the game and then the players will get the chance clock wise. This will be done till each player receives 3 cards in total. These three cards will contain one door card. The first two cards are face down and the door card is face up. The person who gets the lowest door card will start the first round.