Third Street

The Later Streets

Miscellaneous Topics

The Game Itself

Other Skills



Scare Cards

If you play a lot of seven card stud straight high, you will realize that scare cards are indeed scary.

But they don’t always help the hand.

Most of the time, all that a scare card does is provide you with more opportunities for improvement.

So a scare cards adds value to your hand, even though there is a good chance that it does not actually help your hand.

However, in stud eight-or-better, scare cards usually do less disguised and are almost always built around the upcard.

Consequently, a scare card is a card that you are playing for other skill poker.
( In high-only stud, your hand is less likely to be built around your upcard. Put another way, your upcard in eight-or-better is more of a key card than it is in straight seven card stud.)

Introduction / Position / Playing the High Hands / Bluffing

Slow-Playing / Knowing Your Opponents / Raising Aggressively

The Toughest Decision of All / Staying to the End

Pairing the Door Card / Keeping Track of the Cards

Scare Cards / An Expert Play / Another Good Play / Quick Notes


Basic Strategy

Advanced Strategy

Additional Advanced Concepts

Other Skills


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