Seven Card Stud

Flop games such as Hold 'em and Omaha are the most popular games in online and brick-and-mortar poker rooms, but the old favorite seven-card Stud still has a solid following. Some players insist that seven-card Stud is a simpler game than Hold 'em, but we don't believe them. Yes, you can determine each player's possible hands from the cards they have showing, but you can do the same thing in Hold 'em. One skill you need in seven-card Stud that you don't need in Hold 'em is remembering which...

Understanding Why Position Makes a Difference

Hold 'em, Omaha, and Pineapple may seem like games where any set of hole cards can win. That argument is true in that it's possible for any two, three, or four cards to win, but there are some hands that are much more likely to take down the pot than others. In Hold 'em, the best two-card hand you can have before the flop is a pair of Aces. You have the best possible pair going in, and the other players will have to make two pair or better to beat you. Of course, if one of your opponents does...