STUD POKER GAMES
STUD POKER GAMES
These stud poker game variations are interesting, challenging and fun additions to your dealer's choice home poker game. In addition to explaining how to play each game, we provide exclusive insider playing tips on how to play and win many of these unique stud poker game variations. The descriptions and instructions we provide assume you are familiar with how to play stud poker and other basic poker games.
Most of the games described may be played as high-low split. Playing high-low split poker games introduces many additional factors that must be considered. See our High-Low Poker Guide for playing tips, hand odds or probabilities and much more information you will need to play high-low spilt poker games.
The Dealer's choice poker games on this page are based on stud poker, but there are lots of other games, too:
Draw Poker Games
Hold 'em Poker Games
Omaha Poker Games
Wild Card Poker Games
Other (non-poker) Games
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CROSSWALK STUD POKER
Deal each player 5 hole cards. 12 cards are placed face down on the table in the form of 4 columns of 3 cards/3 rows of 4 cards.
A1 B1 C1 D1
A2 B2 C2 D2
A3 B3 C3 D3
Reveal 1 card from each of the 4 columns (4 cards in total) at a time with a betting round between.
For example, reveal cards A1 B2 C3 D1. Then A2 B3 C1 D2. Then A3 B1 C2 D3. May be played high-low split.
Players make their final hand in 1 of 2 ways:
1. 2 hole cards and one complete column of 3 cards.
2. 1 hole card and one complete row of 4 cards.
Playing Tips for Crosswalk Stud Poker. Includes detailed playing instructions and strategy, starting hand selection and more.
CROSS ROAD STUD POKER
Deal each player 3 hole cards. The board cards are placed face down and consist of 9 cards arranged in a cross shape with 5 vertical cards and 5 horizontal cards. Players make their hand by selecting any five cards from among their hole cards plus the 5 cards in either the vertical row or horizontal row, so long as they use at least 1 hole card. (Cards 12M34 or 56M78) Reveal the 4 outer cards (1, 4, 5, 8), then the 4 inner cards (2, 3, 6, 7) and lastly the single middle card (M), with a round of betting between.
1 Playing tips for Cross Road Stud Poker. Includes detailed playing instructions and strategy, starting hand 2 selection, hand odds and more.
5 6 M 7 8