Canadian Stud is played the same way as 5-Card Stud, except that there are two extra combinations: a four-card Flush and a four-card Straight.
Using five pocket (player’s) cards, try to make a five-card hand whose value is ranked higher than the hands of the other players.
Between two and ten players can play at the same Canadian Stud table.
Canadian Stud is played with a 52-card deck. The value of cards in decreasing order is Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. However, Aces can be used to make a Straight Flush or an Ace-2-3-4-5 Straight. Cards are shuffled between games but not between betting rounds.
In Canadian Stud, combinations are as follows, in decreasing order of value:
The ranking of combinations is the same in Canadian Stud as in the majority of poker games, except for the two additional combinations that can be made:
Click here to learn how to use the various combinations to make a poker hand.
The dealer always distributes cards in clockwise order, starting with the first active player next to him. The dealer is the equivalent of the traditional casino dealer.
Antes (initial bets) must be put into the pot by all players (Your ante is placed automatically and is determined by the table limits or the stage of the tournament.
Starting with the first active player next to him, the dealer deals a first card face down (the hole card) to each player one by one, then a second card, face up. Once all players have received their two cards, the player with the highest face up card is obliged to start the betting: this is called the Bring In. The amount of the Bring In corresponds to the table’s small limit.
The following determine which card is lowest:
Once the Bring In has been placed, the first betting round begins with the first active player next to the player that placed the Bring In, in clockwise order. In each betting round, as the situation permits, players have the following options:
Check: If no player has placed a bet, you can check, i.e. not bet but remain in the game. You are not allowed to check in the first betting round.
Bet: Add a bet to the pot.
Call: Put the same bet into the pot as the previous player.
Raise: Place a higher bet than the previous player.
Fold: Not bet and lose the right of winning the pot (forfeit the game).
The next betting round starts once all players remaining in the game have checked (whenever this choice is available) or have placed bets for the same amount.
The dealer burns the top card of the deck (which means it is dealt to the side and not used in play), then deals a third pocket card (the Third Street) to each player, face up. The second betting round then begins with the player who has the "action," i.e. who can make the highest ranked combination with his two up cards. In case of a tie (two players with hands of equal rank), the "action" goes to the first active player next to the dealer, in clockwise order.
The dealer burns the top card of the deck, then deals the fourth pocket card (the Fourth Street) to each player, face up. The third betting round then begins with the player who has the "action," i.e. who can make the highest ranked combination with his three up cards. In case of a tie, the "action" goes to the first active player next to the dealer, in clockwise order.
The dealer burns the top card of the deck, then deals the fifth pocket card (the Fifth Street) to each player, face up. The fourth betting round then begins with the player who has the "action," i.e. who can make the highest ranked combination with his four up cards. In case of a tie, the "action" goes to the first active player next to the dealer, in clockwise order.
After the fourth betting round, the first player to show his cards is the player who bet last or raised. If no one bet in the previous round, the player who had the "action" at the start of the fourth betting round shows his hand first.
The player with the highest ranked hand in the showdown or if when other players have folded, wins the pot. The pot is shared equally among players having identical whinning hands. Wins from the pot are added to the winning player’s total stakes on the table. If the player is sitting at a cash game table, total stakes will automatically be paid into his or her Espacejeux account upon leaving the table.
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