Seven Card Stud High-Low

In this kind of poker the deal and betting are mostly the same as in ordinary seven card stud, except for the following differences:

  • At the showdown, each player selects five cards to make a high hand and five possibly different cards to make a low hand.
  • The pot is split equally between the highest and lowest hands, the odd chip going to the high hand if the amount cannot be divided exactly by two.

Since different selections of cards can be used for the high and low hands, it is entirely possible for one player to win both halves of the pot.