Poker variants: Stud Poker
In Stud Poker games, each player is dealt a hand in which some cards are face down and some face up, and there is normally a betting interval after each round of face up cards is dealt. Basic Five Card Stud, also known originally as Open Poker, dates from the 19th century. In the 20th century Seven Card Stud, in which players can use any five of seven cards to make up a hand, overtook the five-card game in popularity, and proved a successful basis for many home poker variants involving wild cards and other enhancements.
The index below includes both traditional stud poker variants and invented variants (listed in italics). The game type column shows other categories to which some games also belong. See also the full index of poker variants, which includes an explanation of the categories.