7 Card Stud Hi Lo
Now it’s high time you learned how to play a 7-Card Stud High-Low.
It will be much easier than you expect as you are already familiar with its rules. It’s just the same old 7-Card Stud following the same high-low rules as you already know from Omaha High-Low
What is a qualified low hand?
This version of seven-card stud doesn’t differ much from the regular 7-card stud except the following: the pot is split equally between the best high hand and the best low hand. So to make a qualified Low hand, a player should create a 5-cards combination using the unpaired (widdie) cards and cards which do not exceed the 8. The Aces may play as low cards (lower than deuce), Straight or Flush are simply ignored.
The same way as in Omaha High-low, in case there are no low hands among the players, a winner is the player with the highest card combination and he takes the entire pot. Here the best low hand consists of 5 cards from 8 and lower. Player may use any five of his seven cards to make his best hand the same way as in traditional 7 Card Stud. Though again, it’s important to keep in mind that a player can make a best hand either with the lowest or with the highest cards. The pot is split evenly between high hand and low hand. In case there is more than one low hand, a winner is determined by 'high' card which is the lowest card in this case. In case two or more players have equally ranked low hands, the pot for the Low Hand will be evenly split between them.
A player may use any five of his seven cards to make both high and low hand. The best low hand is 5, 4, 3, 2 and Ace of any suit. The same Ace may be used for high and low hands.