William Hill Poker
How to play
7 Card Stud
7 Card Stud
Overcards rule OK
If you have an ace or two overcards on the flop then you can bet, but
don't think that doing so commits you to see your hand through to completion.
If a player raises you then now is not the time to test your luck - just
If someone bets before you and you have an ace
or two overcards then a call is permissible, but only so that you can
see the turn. If the fourth community card doesn't improve your hand then
fold if someone else bets.
If you have very strong hole cards (A-K, A-Q
or A-J) and you don't mind a little risk, there is nothing to stop you
calling a raise if you think you can improve your hand, but you still
want the turn to improve your hand.
Click here to play at bet365 Poker
Small pair with high kicker
If you have a small pair with a high kicker after the flop (for example
hole cards of A6o and flop 246 then you can afford to call a raise to
see the turn. However, you should still be looking to improve your hand
and exercise caution if someone bets before you on the turn. Technically,
of course, you will probably only get to this point with a hand like A6o
(off-suit) by limping in, otherwise you aren't playing strategically,
If the flop includes an ace, a bluff bet will usually cause your opponents
to fold unless they have improved their own hands, have an ace in the
hole or tend to play like fish. Of course, the more players there are
at the table, the less chance there is that everyone will fold, but your
bet should at least narrow down the field.
Blind bet on the turn?
If everyone checks on the flop, a blind bet on the turn is another way
of getting players to fold, but remember that loose players may call your
bet regardless, hence the term "calling station" for such a
player. Also note that any of your opponents could have improved their
hand for real with the turn card, so don't get attached to your bluff.
Beware of short-stacked players
If a player is short-stacked they will be looking for opportunities to
move all-in, either by calling you and raising with a good hand or bluffing.
With one or more players like this at the table it is sensible to tighten
your game and only play hands you are willing to play aggressively, which
means no bluffing.