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Mistakes Players Make In 7 Card Stud

Posted by admin | December 27, 2008 | Posted in: 7 Card Stud | Comments Off on Mistakes Players Make In 7 Card Stud

In Seven-Card Stud, there are usual mistakes players make.  These mistakes, in the end, cause them to either lose or fold at a point that is too early.  Either way, they lose something, and that loss can’t easily be replaced.  You don’t want the same scenario to happen to you, especially in Seven-Card Stud, so you better know what these mistakes are early on.  Knowing them will increase the probability that you won’t commit the same mistakes again.
Early Calling, Raising, 0r Folding
This is a mistake specifically common in Seven-Card Stud.  Early calling, raising, and folding happen often in this poker variant for many reasons.  The up cards that have been dealt can have the effect of scaring the other players so many people tend to fold too early in the competition.  Raising your cards to an amount that is too high is also a common mistake players commit.  Some players become too arrogant just because they have the highest up card value in the round.  They fail to realize that there are also face down cards, which are also determiners of a player’s card combination value.  Illogical as it may sound, calling can also be a mistake.  Some Seven Card Stud players just don’t know when to fold, thinking that their face down cards can still save them at the last minute.
The Up Card is Not Everything
What you, as a Seven Card Stud player, should always remember is that up cards aren’t everything.  In fact, the purpose of up cards is to trick the players into thinking that their opponents have the best/worst cards among the lot.  Remember that in Seven Card Stud, three cards are face down cards and can only be privately seen.  Do not be too arrogant, just because your face up cards have the highest value.
Uncertainty and False Uncertainty
Uncertainty is one of the biggest pitfalls you can get into in Seven-Card Stud.  If you’re taking too long to respond to a betting round, your opponents might have the impression that you are generally hesitant about your cards.  In other words, they can use it to their advantage and attack you at your weak moment.  On the other hand, uncertainty can work to your advantage.  For example, if you make your opponent think that you’re hesitant when you are actually confident about your cards, you may even end up winning that round.

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